“I was bored in Queenstown” said no one ever.

The adventure capital of the world, a picturesque paradise, a partygoer’s playground, and a food scene that won’t disappoint. If it’s not already, Queenstown should be at the top of your travel list. Plus, with our Plugged IN rewards programme we’re making it easy to get there.

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We love hearing about amazing electricians out there doing awesome things and you can’t get much more awesome than showing our Aussie neighbours how crash rescue is done. Electrician Tony Wellman, of Wellman Electrical, has been working with Ideal for 10 years so when it came time to support him and his team at the Australasian Rescue Challenge this year, it was a no brainer.

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Dave Burt isn’t just a Kiwi electrician with over 36 years of experience. He’s also got an MBA under his belt and he’s the author of the book Lengthening the Shadow which talks about something we should all have more front of mind – mental health.

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Next March our Plugged IN travel club will be heading to the little ‘Paris of the Pacific’, so save yourself a few long-haul flights to France and make sure you’re building up enough Travel Miles to join us in Noumea.  (more…)

In an increasingly connected world, with seemingly exponential growth in the technology market, the idea of a Smart Home has now become a reality, providing the ability to digitally enhance our lives like never before.  Add to this the expanding capabilities of voice activation systems like Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple Home, and we are fast approaching a Jetsons like world (more…)