2023 NZ Compare Award Winners
Nov 30, 2023

Excellence Rewarded: NZ Compare Reveals the Cream of the Crop in Broadband, Mobile, and Energy Services in 2023

AUCKLAND, New Zealand,  1 DEC 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.”

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.

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 at including judges’ comments.


The 2023 NZ Compare Awards Winners are:


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



Best Customer Support – Broadband – sponsored by Enable



People’s Choice Award – Broadband – sponsored by TUANZ

Voyager - WINNER


Broadband Provider of the Year – sponsored by Chorus




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

Contact - WINNER


People’s Choice Award – Power – sponsored by

Flick Electric – WINNER


Power Provider of the Year – sponsored by Power Compare

Contact – WINNER



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



Making a Difference – sponsored by Neighbourly

Digital Future Aotearoa – WINNER


Supreme Champion – sponsored by NZ Compare

2degrees – WINNER




About the NZ Compare Awards

Formerly the Broadband Compare Awards (since 2017), the NZ Compare Awards celebrate the very best of the New Zealand broadband, mobile and energy sectors.  Used by over 400,000 Kiwis every month, NZ Compare comparison services help consumers discover new products and compare their options to make a fully informed choice.  We are the power behind Broadband Compare, Power Compare, Money Mobile Compare and PriceMe.  The awards are respected across the industry and take place annually.  Winners are selected by a combination of our distinguished, independent judging panel and public votes.

For more information or requests

Gavin Male, CEO, NZ Compare | Tel: 021 086 46020 | Email:


NZ Compare would like to thank the photographer of the evening: Natural Light Photography.