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Year 7 of the NZ Compare Awards will take place on November 30th 2023 as we return once again to the Hunua Rooms in Auckland for a gala celebration of all things Broadband, Power and Mobile - do not miss the biggest and best night in the NZ utilities calendar! 

The NZ Compare Awards is an annual event that celebrates excellence and innovation in the New Zealand telecommunications, utilities, and finance industries. The awards were established in 2017 by NZ Compare, a leading comparison website that helps consumers make informed decisions about their service providers.

The NZ Compare Awards recognize businesses that have demonstrated outstanding performance in a range of categories, including customer service, product innovation, and sustainability. The categories are designed to showcase the diverse range of services provided by companies in the telecommunications, utilities, and broadband sectors.

The awards are judged by a panel of independent experts who have extensive knowledge and experience in the relevant industries. The judges assess each nominee based on a set of criteria that are specific to each category. The judging process is rigorous and transparent, ensuring that the winners truly deserve the recognition.

The NZ Compare Awards provide an opportunity for companies to showcase their achievements and to be recognized by their peers and customers. Winning an award can help businesses to build brand recognition, increase customer loyalty, and attract new customers.

The NZ Compare Awards ceremony is a highly anticipated event in the New Zealand business community, attracting a wide range of attendees from across the country. The ceremony is a celebration of excellence and innovation in the telecommunications, utilities, and broadband industries and provides a platform for networking and collaboration.

The NZ Compare Awards play an important role in recognizing and celebrating the achievements of businesses in the New Zealand telecommunications, utilities, and broadband industries. They provide a valuable opportunity for companies to showcase their innovation, excellence, and commitment to sustainability and customer service.

The NZ Compare Power, Broadband & Mobile Awards will take place on November 30th 2023 - Save the date!

We are excited and committed to hosting another awesome night to celebrate the best in the NZ utilities sectors. 

The key dates for your diary are outlined below. 

Entries Open: 1st August 2023

Entries Close: 17th October 2023, 5pm

Judging Begins: 23rd October 2023

Finalists Announced: 1st November 2023

Public Voting Opens: 17th October 2023

Public Voting Closes: 17th November 2023, 5pm

Gala Awards Event: 30th November 2023, 6pm

The event starts at 6pm and runs until 10:30pm.  Join us there!


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We are excited to spend an evening celebrating the winners and finalists of the NZ Compare Power, Broadband & Mobile Awards 2023.

Tickets can be purchased online via credit/debit card or contact your account manager to arrange invoicing.

NZ Compare Partner/Client Ticket - $199.00 

Standard Ticket - $249.00

Group Table Ticket x 10 - $1,899.00 - SAVE 5%

Tickets offer great value for unlimited networking, amazing food, a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and great entertainment with our esteemed host Mike McRoberts who is back for a second year.

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We were excited to spend an evening celebrating the winners and finalists of the NZ Compare Power, Broadband and Mobile Awards 2023.

The Gala Awards night will be hosted at the Hunua Rooms in the Aotea Centre in Central Auckland and run from 6pm to 10:30pm

The Hunua Rooms are located in the Aotea Centre, the flagship among ten iconic venues for Auckland Conventions, Venues & Events. Located in the heart of Auckland city, Aotea Centre is a vibrant home for performing arts in the city as well as an ideal venue for conferences, trade shows, meetings, gala dinners, cocktail functions and more.  Aotea Centre's location in the heart of Auckland city, means it is within easy walking distance of a wide range of public transport options as well as integrated car parking in the Civic Car Park located at the corner of Greys Ave & Mayoral Drive, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010.

Address:  Hunua Rooms, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland CBD, Auckland

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Website:  Hunua Rooms

Mike McRoberts is BACK to host the NZ Compare Awards for a second year.  Following his debut in 2022, feedback was very positive and anyone we asked was keen to see Mike back for another year... so he is!

A great professional with witty banter and some great anecdotes, the evening is sure to be memorable and run smoothly once again!

One of New Zealand's most recognisable faces, Mike McRoberts graces our TV screens bringing Kiwis nationwide, the six o'clock news bulletin with co-anchor, Samantha Hayes.

The former 60 Minutes current affairs host whose reporting career spans more than 20 years, is perhaps best known for his journalism work in some of the world's most dangerous places, covering conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Gaza, East Timor and the Solomon Islands and some of the world's biggest natural disasters in China, Haiti, Pakistan and South East Asia and of course the Christchurch Earthquake.

With the energy, broadband and mobile industries merging into one venue and competitive banter encouraged, we hope our awards evening will be a memorable one for our host.

We use a specialist online awards engine for submission of entries and judging.

Simply clisk through, register and complete the relevant sections in the appropriate entry form.  Upload any associated documents and submit. 

Your entry will be checked and you will then be forwarded an invoice for the number of entries you have made.  This invoice can be paid by bank transfer or online with credit or debit card. 

Is there a fee for entering the NZ Compare Awards?

There is a fee of $139 + GST per award entry.

Why is there an entry fee?

The fee we charge covers the costs of administration. We have kept this fee as low as possible, to make our awards accessible and affordable to all. Keep in mind that the reward of being shortlisted or winning your chosen category could be priceless! Get started on your entry and be recognised for your achievements for your contribution to the New Zealand Broadband, Energy and Mobile sectors.

What will it cost me to attend the awards?

To attend the awards, there are three ticket types available - costs are TBC:
1. NZ Compare clients and Sponsors can purchase tickets at $199 + GST per ticket
2. Standard tickets are $249 + GST per ticket
3. Why not bring the whole team, or treat business partners to a night out? Book a table of 10 for a discounted $1,899 + GST. 

What if my company is small?

Like the common phrase... size doesn't matter!  Our awards are your company's time to let your achievements be recognised, acknowledged and maybe grab that win.

My company is not partnered with NZ Compare and brands Power Compare or Broadband Compare. How do I know the NZ Compare Awards will be impartial?

The aim of the NZ Compare brands and comparison platforms is to empower the Kiwi Consumer to compare what’s out there and make a fully informed choice when switching.  Any and all Internet, Energy or Mobile Providers can enter the NZ Compare Awards as long as they meet the specific entry criteria for each category. Our judging panel consists of impartial and trusted experts, and judging is conducted in a confidential environment. Your entry will not be judged based on whether you partner with NZ Compare.

What is the format for this event?

The evening is all about mixing, mingling, networking, and recognising excellence in the energy, broadband and mobile industries. We pride ourselves on hosting with authenticity, so expect to enjoy your evening. You will enter cocktail hour with canapes, then proceed through to be seated at your table and enjoy platters, delicious mains and petit fours. 

What is the dress code?

Cocktail, this is that time to dress up. Cocktail attire is a balance between formal and casual elegance. Hint: suits and dresses are the way to go.  

Will I be fed?

Yes! We're a responsible host and as we're going to keep your thirst quenched with beers, wine and bubbles and of course there will also be tasty food. Your ticket will include an array of delicious canapes, platters, mains and desserts. 

What are the event timings?

The event starts at 6pm and runs until 10:30pm.  We'll be announcing the winners in two groups from about 7pm with a comfort break halfway through!


What's that?  Long gone and life is normal... but should anything bizarre happen, the organisers will run the event in accordance with any COVID-19 Protection Framework or may postpone or run the event online should lockdowns be in place. Your ticket will remain valid. 

Relive all the glamour and glory of that night in 2022 with...

THE BOOK OF THE NIGHT - Click the button below to view



The NZ Compare Awards offer great value and exposure to a hugely relevant and engaged audience.  We are looking to establish new partnerships with companies and organisations who share our commitment to achieving excellence for consumers in the broadband, energy and mobile sectors. Our vision is to empower the everyday Kiwi, to make fully informed decisions through comparing what’s out there. 

Partnering with NZ Compare at the annual NZ Compare Awards will provide you with brand exposure, open doors for new partnerships and business relationships, and give your people, peers and business the chance to celebrate and support excellence. 

Shine the light on your vision at the NZ Compare Power, Broadband and Mobile Awards.

All sponsorship packages include a comprehensive marketing plan with coverage in the lead up to, at, and following the event.

You can download our Sponsorship Prospectus here or contact a member of the sponsorship team to discuss opportunities at awards@nzcompare.com

How to become a sponsor

Whether you are looking to sponsor an award category, perhaps a photo booth, drinks or you want to discuss other ways to make an impression, we can work with you to build a bespoke sponsorship package.

It’s simple, just contact our awards team at awards@nzcompare.com and we’ll take it from there.

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Judges to be announced - if you believe you can add value to our judging panel please get in touch.

Our judges are selected for their expertise across energy, broadband, mobile, technology and media. In addition to the founders of NZ Compare we have searched far and wide across New Zealand to collate an expert judging panel made up of some of New Zealand's leading journalists, technology writers, consumer champions and industry professionals.

Our exemplary panel is 100% independent of any Internet, Power or Mobile retailer and their expert views, together with the views and opinions of the New Zealand public provide the scores for awarding the winners of the NZ Compare Awards.

All award entries will be assessed by an independent panel of industry experts. Our judging panel will review and assess each entry according to the criteria and merits, taking into account all information provided. Full and completed category submissions have the best chance, so be sure to include as much information as possible and adhere to the word limit. The judging panel will then select finalists and winners for each category.

For entries to be fully assessed, it is important that you provide as much detail in your entries as possible and specifically relate this to the entry criteria for each award. Greater transparency with the judges will enable them to score you fairly. All judges are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement before participating. Judges will not be involved in any categories where commercial conflict could arise.

Our panel of seasoned experts will carefully review each entry against the judging criteria. Scores are collated and discussed within groups of judges moderated by our event team where required. The judging process will take place two weeks after entries close.

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Dates for your calendar

  • 01.08.2023 Entries Open
  • 17.10.2023 Public Voting Opens
  • 17.10.2023 Entries Close
  • 23.10.2023 Judging Begins
  • 01.11.2023 Finalists Announced
  • 17.11.2023 Public Voting Closes
  • 30.11.2023 Gala Awards Night

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