You may have noticed that we have a new website. But because of our new changes you need to do us a favour and update some of your systems.

This isn’t such a bad chore. Updating your operating system (OS) and browser are excellent ideas to keep your computer up to date and safe. Not to mention that a whole lot of websites will look and work better.

Let’s start with the OS.

If you are using Windows XP or Windows Vista you really need to upgrade if you can. Both of these systems are no longer being supported by Microsoft, which means your system is much more vulnerable to malicious software. If you are unable to upgrade, then we recommend you make sure you've updated your anti-virus program and that you're using a completely up-to-date version of your browser.

Our new website has been optimised for the latest versions of web browsers and operating systems. If you’re experiencing any technical difficulties with our site please make sure your browser is up to date.

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Then you should be good to go!

by Consumer NZ's technology writer Hadyn Green