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    "Established in 1959 consumer NZ is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to getting New Zealanders a fairer deal. "


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    After much pushing from us, the Consumer Guarantees Act was passed. It lays out the "guarantees" consumers automatically get when buying. Goods and services must be of acceptable quality, fit for purpose, and information provided on the availability of spare parts. If things go wrong they must be replaced, repaired or refunded.


    "Our work is primarily funded via membership. Consumers who pay to access our member-only information and advice, also help fund our research, investigations and campaigns aimed at helping all New Zealanders get a fairer deal. Other funds are sourced from business programmes and contract work, mostly with government agencies. We also rely on donations."


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    Consumer NZ Report Disappointing Says Financial Advice NZ



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    Who or what is Financial Advice NZ, Jt?

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    Consumer is far more then testing products.

    Consumer rights covered here. Our interests at heart.

    Advertising and broadcasting standards

    Booking event tickets

    Borrowing and debt

    Cars and parking

    Cartels

    Consumer Guarantees Act

    Consumer protection

    Copyright law

    Credit advertising

    Election survey 2017

    fair trading act

    Misleading signage

    Neighbours and property

    Privacy

    Resolving problems

    Responsible Lending

    restaurant rights

    Shopping rights and advice

    Youth law

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    Need more advice?


    Our Consumer Advice Line helps with 4000 inquiries a year.

    Consumer advisers can explain your rights and help you resolve problems with a retailer or service provider. Consumer members have access to the service as part of their membership.

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    Investigations

    battery cages

    Carbon offset schemes

    Environmental issues survey

    Extended warranties

    farmed salmon

    faulty goods survey

    Flushable wipes

    Free range eggs

    imported clothing

    Misleading claims

    Misleading prices

    Mobile truck stops

    Organic claims

    Prepay electricity

    Rest homes

    Retirement villages

    Special offers

    Spot removal mystery shop

    Sunbeds

    Supermarkets

    Ticket pricing

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    All in one website and why i support Consumer

    Campaigns

    Country of Origin labelling

    Do Not knock

    Fair Insurance

    Fixing the rental market

    Gift card campaign.Drop the date

    Play Fair

    Say "no" to drug ads

    Sneaky fees

    Ticket resellers

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    Joshuatree - Fixing the rental market - any chance of a brief summary of what Consumer suggests? TIA.

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    Support Consumer take a sub out. So many good reasons, so much info including product tests on one kiwi, for kiwis site. Some Sunscreens a con

    Cancer Society responds to sunscreen issues
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    Quote Originally Posted by artemis View Post
    Joshuatree - Fixing the rental market - any chance of a brief summary of what Consumer suggests? TIA.

    Take out a subscription, something like $10/month. You can always cancel after a few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshuatree View Post
    Support Consumer take a sub out. So many good reasons, so much info including product tests on one kiwi, for kiwis site. Some Sunscreens a con

    Cancer Society responds to sunscreen issues
    GREAT WATCHDOG FOR NZ. WELL WORTH SUPPORTING.


    "A trader who sold more than three million cage eggs as “free range” has been sentenced to 12 months’ home detention. It’s another reason why we need better free-range labelling."

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    Foetal alcohol damage can happen in just a few weeks in early pregnancy before the mother even knows she is pregnant! The quality of life is not good with many children growing up to lead disruptive and even criminal lives and substance abuse. this is less if they have a stable upbringing but its extremely hard and many parents cant cope. I know a person who adopted a baby which turned out to foetal alcohol and life is very hard for tis parent as the child becomes a teenager.The $millions it costs our healthcare system is huge .The more people are educated about being careful and planning children will help here alot.

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    "Labels warning of the risk of drinking when pregnant will finally be required on alcohol products but the industry’s been given three years to comply.


    The decision was made at a meeting last week of New Zealand and Australian food regulation ministers.
    Consumer NZ chief executive Jon Duffy said the move is a win for consumer and public health groups, who have been campaigning for mandatory labelling for years in the face of industry opposition.
    “Labelling has been voluntary. As a result, many products have no labels, and those that do have inconsistent logos and wording. Research has shown the logos can be misunderstood to mean some alcohol during pregnancy is OK,” he said."



    "Before last week’s meeting, Consumer NZ added its support for mandatory labelling to an open letter sent to food regulation ministers. The letter was signed by more than 650 organisations and individuals, asking ministers to vote in favour of an effective health warning label."

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