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  • Car Insurance; Should You Get Your Kids Listed on the Policy?

    As most accidents happen to drivers under the age of 18 years old, it’s important that all young drivers are covered under an insurance policy...

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  • The Cheapest Broadband Plans in New Zealand

    Looking to find the cheapest broadband plans in NZ? Here’s everything you need to consider about finding a great value ADSL, VDSL or fibre broadband plan...

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  • What to Do When There Is a Power Outage

    Power outages are more than a little inconvenient, they can result in expensive repairs or damage to your home. Here’s what you can do to prepare for an outage...

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  • How to Find the Best Mobile Phone Plans in NZ

    In the market for a new mobile phone plan? Whether you need prepay or pay monthly, we have the top tips to helping you find the best mobile phone plans in NZ!

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  • How to Choose the Right Car Insurance For Your Vehicle

    Car insurance is something we cannot afford to be without. In this blog, we discuss all the car insurance options, so you can find the right fit for your vehicle...

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  • 8 Common Travel Mistakes You Should Avoid

    Thinking of travelling overseas? We’ve listed the top 8 common travel mistakes you should avoid - allowing you to travel smarter, longer and cheaper.

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  • 12 Ways to Save Money While Travelling

    Are you planning your next overseas holiday? We want to help you travel cheaper and smarter! Here are the top 12 ways you can save money by travelling...

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  • Why Is Solar Power So Important?

    Solar power is a clean, green, renewable energy source that allows you to generate free electricity from the sun. Here’s why solar power is so important for our future...

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  • Should You Get the Fastest Broadband Deals?

    Are you sick of slow internet speeds? Want to improve your overall internet experience? Here’s how getting the fastest broadband deals can benefit you...

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  • What is Fibre Broadband and why is it Important?

    Fibre broadband is New Zealand’s fastest internet connection. Let’s look at why it’s important for streaming high definition TV, music, movies and more...

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  • Why Should You Get Travel Insurance

    None of us like to think about worst case scenarios - especially in a foreign country - but it’s so important to prepare for it! That’s where travel insurance comes in...

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  • Average Power Bill in New Zealand

    CompareBear Power Comparison team set out to find the answer to the question of what is the average power bills cost across New Zealand based on an average annual consumption. Find out how much Kiwis are paying for their electricity bill.

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  • Broadband Deals: What Deals Offer the Best for Value

    We compare the best broadband features and deals on the market, so you can find the right internet plan for your home or business needs...

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  • How Prepaying Your Power Will Save You Money

    New Zealand’s top power companies are offering great deals on prepaid power plans - but how can they save you money on bills? Let’s discuss...

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  • What is Naked Broadband?

    What is naked broadband? Is it cheaper than other broadband packages? Let’s discuss naked broadband plans and how they can benefit you...

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  • Wireless Broadband: Do You Need It?

    Wireless broadband - what is it? Do you need it? In this blog post, we discuss fixed wireless broadband and how it can benefit your home or business...

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  • Why You Need Ultra Fast Broadband

    As New Zealand’s fastest internet connection, Ultra Fibre Broadband (UFB) is the perfect solution for streaming HD television, movies and music...

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  • Options for Your Rural Broadband Connection: VDSL, ADSL, Fibre, 3G, 4G & More

    Wanting broadband in your rural area? Here are your rural broadband connection options, including VDSL, ADSL, Fibre and more...

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  • Renewable Energy

    New Zealand currently sources 80% of its electricity through renewable energy sources, making it one of the most sustainable countries in the world for energy generation. But what are these energy sources? How do they work and how much do they contribute? Let’s discuss...

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  • Solar Energy in New Zealand

    Solar energy has gained massive popularity around the world recently - and it’s not hard to see why. In this blog post, we discuss how solar energy works, the benefits of solar energy and how this clean, efficient power source can be used for your home or business.

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  • Voltage in New Zealand

    Across the globe, electrical voltages are used on a day to day basis - but what exactly is electrical voltage? How does it work and what is it used for? In this blog post, we discuss everything you need to know about voltage in New Zealand.

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  • What to Look for When Buying a New Mobile Phone

    There’s so many things to consider when buying a new mobile phone. In this blog, we discuss key features to look for in your new smartphone purchase.

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  • How to Easily Lower Your Power Bill this Season

    With the autumn season now in full swing, and winter fast approaching, you may have already noticed an increase in your power bill. We’ve compiled our top energy saving tips to help cut your electricity costs

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  • How to Find the Best Broadband Plan & Provider

    Need to find the Best Broadband Plan, but not sure where to look? Here we discuss how to find the Best Internet Providers & Plans.

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  • Outdoor Lighting Options for Your Home

    When your backyard is well lit, it’s more likely to be used by you and your family. Let’s discuss and compare power and outdoor lighting options...

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  • Choosing Travel Insurance for a Family Holiday

    Are you and your family planning on a holiday? It’s best to be prepared for your journey with the right travel insurance. Let’s discuss how you can find the best travel insurance deals and how you can easily compare travel insurance companies, deals, plans and prices online.

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  • Should You Get Rid of Your Landline Phones?

    As mobile phones have become our constant companion, you may be wondering; should you get rid of your landline phones? Let’s discuss...

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  • 10 Tips on Saving Power in 2019

    Wondering how to save power and lower your electricity bill? We’ve gathered our top 10 tips on saving power in 2019 for Kiwi households.

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  • The Rural Broadband Initiative

    The RBI - Rural Broadband Initiative - is the government’s initiative to provide faster broadband to rural areas of New Zealand...

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  • Getting a Broadband Connection with a Landline: Is it worth it?

    As we are now in an age of dominant mobile phone use, you may be wondering if you still need a home phone landline. Let’s discuss...

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