Calling All Trailblazers: The NZ Compare Awards are Open for Entry
Aug 2, 2023

Get ready for an electrifying celebration of excellence as the highly anticipated NZ Compare Awards make their triumphant return for 2023!

Now entering their 7th year, the NZ Compare Awards recognize and honour the very best in New Zealand across the three key industries of broadband, energy and mobile.

With a renewed sense of excitement and a commitment to showcasing the outstanding contributions of these businesses, the NZ Compare Awards promise to be a night of glitz, glamour, and well-deserved recognition.

As the boundaries between the utility industries continue to blur, the organisers have responded to growing demand to fine tune the categories and areas of excellence celebrated by the NZ Compare Awards and 2023 will see 23 categories across the 3 industries.

First held in 2017 with a humble 50 guests and growing consistently each year, the 2023 event will see over 350 key industry members entertained by Master of Ceremonies, Mike McRoberts, at the Hunua Rooms within Auckland’s Aotea Centre.

The Award categories are thoughtfully curated, guided by the needs and preferences of 300,000 Kiwis who rely on NZ Compare websites every month.

Emerging victorious in these categories holds substantial significance to the Kiwi consumers, symbolizing a seal of approval for the talent and vision the winning company has tirelessly pursued. Entering and winning an NZ Compare Award gives you an opportunity to bask in the confidence of knowing that your hard work is truly making a difference and leaving a positive impact on the lives of countless customers.

The NZ Compare Awards are supported by a wide range of companies including returning Gold Sponsors Ambit and Movinghub.

Securing an NZ Compare Award is contingent upon meeting a diverse set of criteria. These criteria encompass consumer surveys and reviews gathered from the NZ Compare websites, as well as the discerning decisions of an expert judging panel. The combination of these factors ensures a comprehensive and fair evaluation of the contenders, making the awards a true testament to excellence.

"The NZ Compare Awards will be judged by an impartial panel of esteemed New Zealand experts and presented at a grand gala awards event. This prestigious platform offers a unique opportunity to acknowledge and honor the remarkable achievements of the New Zealand utility sectors." said Gavin Male, CEO of NZ Compare.

The awards are open for on-line entry from August 3rd 2023 and the closing deadline for entries is 17th October 2023.


The NZ Compare Award Categories for 2023 are:


Best Wireless Service Provider
Best Digital Innovation
Best Value Broadband Provider
Best Rural Service Provider
Best Bundled Plan
Best Customer Support - Broadband
Best Fibre Broadband Provider
People’s Choice Award
Best Business Broadband
Broadband Provider of the Year


Best Business Power Provider
Best Energy Innovation
Best Value Energy Provider
Best Customer Support - Power
People’s Choice Award Power
Power Provider of the Year


Mobile Network of the Year
Best Customer Support - Mobile
Best Network for Business
Best Value Mobile Provider
People’s Choice Award Mobile


Making a Difference
Supreme Champion

Winners of all Award categories will be announced live on the night and tickets are available now via our dedicated NZ Compare Awards website.