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PROFIT BEFORE COMPASSION Telecom has been charging the recently bereaved $45 for a simple name change. http://www.consumer.org.nz/newsitem.asp?docid=1848&category=News

QANTAS REWARD POINTS LOST Some cardholders will be disadvantaged by a recent makeover to the Qantas ANZ Visa card reward scheme. http://www.consumer.org.nz/newsitem.asp?docid=1849&category=News

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FAT OR FICTION? Fast food chains are starting to get healthy by offering fruit and salads as alternatives to fat-laden burgers and fries. But what you think is the light option might not be. http://www.consumer.org.nz/internallink.asp?topic=Healthy%20fast%20food%3F

COSMETIC MYTHS Don't believe all the horror stories about toiletries and cosmetics, especially in scaremongering emails and websites. http://www.consumer.org.nz/internallink.asp?topic=Cosmetic%20myths

COOKS' KNIVES Cooks' knives are the all-rounders of the kitchen. We tested eleven 20cm knives. Find out which models made the cut! http://www.consumer.org.nz/internallink.asp?topic=Cooks%27%20knives

CLOTHES DRYERS Suffering from wet day washing woes? We put 20 clothes dryers through their paces, and found three to recommend. http://www.consumer.org.nz/internallink.asp?topic=Clothes%20dryers

WATERPROOF JACKETS The weather shouldn't stop you enjoying your favourite outdoor activity. Our guide will help you find the best jacket to stay dry this winter. http://www.consumer.org.nz/internallink.asp?topic=Waterproof%20jackets

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EXTENDED WARRANTIES Have you made a claim in the last 12 months under an extended warranty you bought for a home appliance, car, or something else?

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