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Excellence Rewarded: NZ Compare Reveals The Cream Of The Crop In Broadband, Mobile, And Energy Services In 2023

Last night saw a raft of almost 300 industry professionals from the Telecoms and Energy sectors gather in Auckland for the NZ Compare Awards 2023. The event, held at the stunning Hunua Rooms in the Aotea Centre, was skillfully hosted by Mike McRoberts and generously supported by gold sponsors Movinghub and Ambit.

Recognizing and celebrating excellence in the New Zealand broadband, mobile, and energy sectors, the NZ Compare Awards are now in their seventh year and continue to grow alongside these important industries. Operating a number of consumer advocate websites, NZ Compare provides free-to-use tools enabling consumers to compare a wide range of services, from mobile plans and broadband providers to power plans. Additionally, their PriceMe website empowers consumers to make informed purchasing decisions for products like dishwashers, air fryers, and gaming consoles by finding the best prices on the market.

In the midst of the current economic climate, the NZ Compare Awards take on heightened significance as a beacon of recognition for excellence in the broadband, mobile, and energy sectors in New Zealand. Commenting on the awards, NZ Compare CEO Gavin Male said, "The economic challenges facing households demand a heightened awareness of alternative providers and options, making these awards a vital platform to spotlight those who excel in providing value and service to consumers. As households grapple with financial constraints, the NZ Compare and these Awards play a crucial role in shedding light on alternative choices, fostering healthy competition, and ultimately empowering consumers to make informed decisions about their essential services."

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Male continued, "It was fantastic to see another year of record entries across more than 20 categories and they came from a huge range of organisaitions, from big brand providers like Contact, 2degrees and Electric Kiwi through to smaller regional companies like Primo, Quic and Ultimate Broadband.

The night was dominated by 2degrees, winning 6 awards overall including the Supreme Champion of the night.

Now more than ever, NZ Compare is positioned at the forefront of advocacy for consumers in New Zealand. By acknowledging and celebrating outstanding performance in the broadband, mobile, and energy sectors, the company and these awards serve as a catalyst for raising awareness of the diverse range of options available to households. The NZ Compare Awards underscore the importance of not only celebrating achievement but also championing the availability of alternatives, ensuring that consumers are well-informed and equipped to navigate the complexities of the current economic landscape.

Congratulations to all the NZ Compare Award winners for 2023. The winners are highlighted below and you can view the full book of the night online here including judges’ comments.

The 2023 NZ Compare Awards Winners are:

BROADBAND AWARDS

Best Rural Service Provider - sponsored by The Interpreters

Ultimate Broadband - WINNER

Best Value Broadband Provider - sponsored by Tuatahi First Fibre

Contact - WINNER

Best Digital Innovation - sponsored by Social Good

Megatel - WINNER

Best Wireless Service Provider - sponsored by Go Wireless NZ

Primo - WINNER

Best Bundled Plan - sponsored by Movinghub

Contact - WINNER

Best Fibre Broadband Provider - sponsored by Northpower Fibre

2degrees - WINNER

Best Business Broadband Provider - sponsored by PERKS

Now - WINNER

Best Customer Support - Broadband - sponsored by Enable

Now - WINNER

People’s Choice Award - Broadband - sponsored by TUANZ

Voyager - WINNER

Broadband Provider of the Year - sponsored by Chorus

Now - WINNER

POWER AWARDS

Best Value Energy Provider - sponsored by Counties Energy

Megatel - WINNER

Best Energy Innovation - sponsored by Excel Sales

Electric Kiwi - WINNER

Best Customer Support - Power - sponsored by Ambit.ai

Contact - WINNER

People’s Choice Award - Power - sponsored by realestate.co.nz

Flick Electric - WINNER

Power Provider of the Year - sponsored by Power Compare

Contact - WINNER

MOBILE AWARDS

Best Value Mobile Provider - sponsored by Mobile Compare

MyRepublic (now known as Rocket Mobile) - WINNER

Best Network for Business - sponsored by ACN

2degrees - WINNER

Best Customer Support - Mobile - sponsored by Botica Butler Raudon

2degrees - WINNER

People’s Choice Award - Mobile - sponsored by Stuff

2degrees - WINNER

Mobile Provider of the Year - sponsored by Kānuka Wellbeing & Leadership

2degrees - WINNER

SUPREME AWARDS

Making a Difference - sponsored by Neighbourly

Digital Future Aotearoa - WINNER

Supreme Champion - sponsored by NZ Compare

2degrees - WINNER

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