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Year 6 of the leading utility industry awards is soon to be upon us
...and we are introducing MOBILE Awards for the first time!

2021 saw the Broadband Compare Awards expand to become the NZ Compare Awards and COVID restrictions limited us to an online event.  Well 2022 will be different.  Back and in person, the NZ Compare Awards have expanded once again.  As the boundaries between utility industries continue to merge we have responded to growing demand to increase the categories and industries celebrated by the NZ Compare Awards and will now recognise excellence and achievement within New Zealand’s BROADBAND, ENERGY and MOBILE sectors. It's an exciting time!

First held in 2017 with a humble 50 guests and growing each year, the 2022 event will see over 350 key industry members attend, what we are confident will be, an incredible evening at the Hunua Rooms within Auckland cities newly refurbished Aotea Centre. 

Our categories are consumer driven and carry real gravitas with the hundreds of thousands of Kiwis who use NZ Compare websites each year.  The awards represent your opportunity to be confident in the talent and vision your company has worked so hard towards. This prestigious event will recognise the companies that provide New Zealanders with the very best products and services across these essential industries. 

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The NZ Compare Power, Broadband & Mobile Awards will take place on December 1st 2022 - Save the date!

We are excited and committed to hosting an in person event with all appropriate safety measures and controls to ensure a great night of celebration at the NZ Compare Awards. 

The key dates for your diary are outlined below. 

Entries Open: 15th August 2022

Entries Close: 10th October 2022, 5pm

Judging Begins: 12th October 2022

Finalists Announced: 24th October 2022

Public Voting Opens: 10th October 2022

Public Voting Closes: 18th November 2022, 5pm

Gala Awards Event: 1st December 2022, 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 2022.

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

NZ Compare Partner/Client Ticket - $189.00 

Standard Ticket - $229.00

Group Table Ticket x 10 - $1,799.00 - SAVE 5%!

Tickets offer great value for unlimited networking, food, drinks and great entertainment with our host Mike McRoberts.

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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 2022.

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

Finally we'll get to meet Mike!  After the move to online in 2021, it is time to bring back a professional and we are delighted to confirm our host for the NZ Compare Awards 2022 as the multi-talented Mike McRoberts. Sit back and relax as Mike steers us though the awards evening with the perfect blend of wit and professionalism. 

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.

Is there a fee for entering the NZ Compare Awards?

There is a fee of $119 + 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 $189 + GST per ticket
2. Standard tickets are $229 + 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 $1,799 + 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 break to refuel your glasses halfway through!


The organisers run the event in accordance with the COVID-19 Protection Framework and may postpone or run the event online should lockdowns be in place. Your ticket will remain valid. 

Entering is easy. First review the award categories and criteria then click on the below button and you’ll be directed to our dedicated award entry platform. 

The deadline for receipt of your entry is 17:00 or 5pm on 10 October 2022.

There is a fee of $119 + GST per award entry.  When you enter your registration details on the NZ Compare Awards website, an invoice will be generated and emailed to you. This can be paid via direct payment to our bank account. The invoice is payable on the 20th of the month following the date of invoice. Late payment or payment after the deadline may result in your entry becoming void.

GCGL will not accept additional material by email or other means unless there are exceptional circumstances and with our permission. GCGL will not accept any entry made after 17:00 on 10 October 2022. 

If you need any help, just get in touch with our awards team on awards@nzcompare.com 

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NZ Compare 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.

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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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.

Gavin Male — CEO at NZ Compare

Gavin Male — CEO at NZ Compare

Gavin is the Founder and CEO of NZ Compare and it’s suite of comparison brands. Before he founded NZ Compare, Gavin worked for a range of leading online businesses in the UK, Europe and the US. A Physics graduate from the University of London who is passionate about digital marketing and comparison progression in NZ.

Gavin is a professional, experienced Managing Director and Digital Professional with over 15 years of online marketing experience and has been two times short-listed as UK Digital Entrepreneur of the Year (2013, 2014).

Gavin founded NZ Compare after relocating to New Zealand with his young family in 2014 and struggling to compare and find a suitable broadband provider for his needs and Broadband Compare, the first of the NZ Compare websites was born.

Alex Grace — CTO of NZ Compare

Alex Grace — CTO of NZ Compare

Alex is the CTO of NZ Compare and it’s suite of comparison brands, New Zealand's only comprehensive online comparison websites. Before founding NZ Compare, Alex worked for a range of leading online businesses in Russia for 5 years where he launched several successful online projects.

Relocating to New Zealand in 2014, Alex studied IT at Regent International Education Group and graduated in 2015. A very keen online gamer and all round technical wizard, Alex has very high demands around his broadband connection to the everyday Kiwi consumer. This perspective and day to day involvement in working with New Zealand retailers makes him a valuable addition to the Judging Panel.

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