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The new media landscape is changing, and we must too. But we want to make positive changes for our readers, rather than seeing you as a business opportunity.

We explain the New Zealand economy to New Zealanders; that is what we do. If you want to see this service survive, expand, and thrive we would rather do it with you.

It is easy to Support us, simply click one of the buttons below. You are in control of your support levels at all times and will receive several unique benefits. (See below)

Support at $10 / month

Support at $100 / year



Why Support us?

Let us count the reasons...
  1. You enable our content to be free to all readers. The more people learning, thinking and talking about economic issues, the better our financial literacy will be.
  2. Your support means we don't get tempted by advertorial and hidden industry spruiking stories.
  3. We can cover more public-interest issues in greater depth.
  4. You can choose an ad free reading experience if you wish.
  5. You join a vibrant and lively community.


What you will get out of direct support


We don't offer free coffee mugs or tea towels. But you will get ...

  1. an ad free experience.
  2. a monthly newsletter for Supporters
  3. NZX50 explainers
  4. Satisfaction! That you are enabling really useful news coverage to survive at a time Facebook and Google are hoovering up all the ad revenues into their social media platforms.





FAQs

If you have additional questions or need further support, please let us know.

How do I disable my ad blocker or allow my browser to display ads?

If you're using an ad blocker on your browser, you should see an icon for it in your browser toolbar. Clicking on it should open up a dialog box with options to whitelist Interest.co.nz from ad blocking.

Please note that you could have more than one ad blocker running and the other ad blockers might not show on your browser toolbar. To fix this, please go to your complete browser extension settings to whitelist Interest.co.nz from all your ad blockers.

If you aren't using an ad blocker then your browser's settings might need to be changed to allow us to display ads to you. Firefox is especially known for doing this.

  • Firefox: Disable Firefox's inbuilt tracking protection by following the instructions on this page.
  • If you're using another browser and facing an issue, please let us know.
I’m currently logged in and meet the ad-free criteria, but I am still seeing ads.

Our system may not have detected your Supporter payment. Please perform the following steps:

  • Sign out of Interest.co.nz.
  • Go back to the login page and use the "Supporter Login" option so that we can recognise your payment and provide you with an ad-free experience.
  • If you were an existing user, you might additionally be asked to verify your Interest.co.nz account. This is only a one-time process and is required so that we can connect your Interest.co.nz account to your PressPatron account.
I did that but I am still seeing ads!

It is possible you don't qualify for the ad-free experience because your Support is below the minimum level required. That level is either $100 per year as a one-time or annual recurring commitment, or $10 per month recurring. If you currently Support us below these levels and want the ad-free experience you will need to update your PressPatron payment so that it meets the minimum thresholds. To do this, follow:

  • Go to your PressPatron account here.
  • Cancel your current Supporter payment by editing your payment to $0.
  • Add your new desired Supporter payment.
  • Back on Interest.co.nz, please sign out and sign back in using the Supporter Login option so that we can detect your new updated Support and provide you with an ad free experience.
How do I alter my Support to meet the threshold?
  • Go to your PressPatron account here.
  • Cancel your current Supporter payment by editing your payment to $0.
  • Add your new desired Supporter payment.
  • Back on Interest.co.nz, please sign out and sign back in using the Supporter Login option so that we can detect your new updated Support and provide you with an ad free experience.
Will my ad-free access expire?

Yes, when your Support ends. The best way to keep access is to support us on a recurring basis. If you supported us with a one-time annual arrangement you will need to remember to do so again before the one year is up. Monthly or annual recurring Support can be cancelled at any time. After cancelling, your ad-free access will end one year (for annual) or one month (for monthly) after your most recent qualifying payment.

I don't see display ads anymore but I do see other branding.

Our ad-free promise is only for display ads added to the page by an ad server. It does not block images that include branding, nor logos, nor featured rate creatives. It does not block any hard-coded content. These are needed to ensure our tables and other content remain readable and relevant.





Other useful information

About PressPatron

Interest.co.nz has partnered with PressPatron, a Kiwi crowdfunding platform that makes it easy to support blogs and journalism websites. The PressPatron team would love to hear your feedback, and can be contacted here.


Payment security

Payments made via PressPatron are securely processed using an SSL connection with 256-bit AES encryption. The underlying payment infrastructure is provided by Stripe, a leader in online payments who provides credit card processing for companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Xero, Kickstarter, and others.

All credit card data is encrypted and Stripe maintains strict administrative, technical, and physical procedures to protect your information. More info about Stripe’s security policies can be viewed here. PressPatron does not collect or store your credit card number within its own database.


Managing your payment preferences

Once you have contributed, you will be given the option of creating a PressPatron account to manage your payment preferences. Your supporter dashboard will provide you an overview of your contributions, as well as an interface for editing your payment details. If you already have an account, you can login here.