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Travel agents get funding to recover Kiwi travellers’ cash 11 September 2020
Glimmer of hope for travellers who booked through travel agents.
Collagen claims dropped from Lewis Road’s milk marketing 3 September 2020
Collagen-infused milk claims fall foul of food code.
New research finds the durability of stick vacuum cleaners sucks 3 September 2020
A recent survey shows Kiwis are let down by how long their stick vacuum cleaners are lasting.
78% of Kiwis willing to pay more for appliances built to last, but lack information they need 26 August 2020
A recent survey of consumers shows New Zealanders want better information on which products are built to last.
More travel woes for STA customers 25 August 2020
STA Travel (NZ) has been placed in voluntary administration, following the collapse of its parent company in Switzerland.
Supermarket “specials” risk misleading shoppers 5 August 2020
Consumer NZ’s latest supermarket survey found products can be on “special” so often shoppers risk being misled about the savings they’re getting.
Pregnancy warnings on alcohol to be mandatory 24 July 2020
Industry gets three years to put warning labels on booze.
Funeral insurance overpriced and overhyped 23 July 2020
An 85-year-old woman who paid $18,900 for funeral insurance worth just $10,000 has been denied a refund of overpaid premiums by insurer Fidelity Life.
Fake free-range egg seller gets home detention 22 July 2020
A trader who sold caged eggs as “free range” has been sentenced to 12 months’ home detention, after being prosecuted by the Commerce Commission.
Air NZ customers get online option for using credits 20 July 2020
Online tool for redeeming flight credits finally lands.
Ignoring “Do Not Knock” stickers soon to be illegal 14 July 2020
Any door-to-door seller that ignores a “Do Not Knock” sticker will face a fine of up to $30,000 under law changes before parliament.