And here it is... Confirmation from SKY finally. I notice no changes on Vodafone's website though ...
"Sky Television has meanwhile confirmed that customers who have unlimited broadband with Vodafone will be able to buy its new Sky Starter entry-level service for $14.91 a month, carrying over a $10 discount that previously applied to Sky Basic. "
As here : https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/102007264/spark-and-sky-tv-sharpen-promotions
So, they haven't updated their pricing yet, but considering you get recording (saving $15-$20 compared with MySky) and save another $10, it may be worth doing with Vodafone. I'd consider it for Broadband, Freeview Recording (plus the rest of what is in Sky Starter) and the abaility to add Sky Sport for the Rugby season. Depends on pricing of course, but if the Start VodafoneTV package was around $110 it'd be OK value IMO.
Current package - Sky Basic and Fibre100 (or FibreX200) is $139.99 a month. The sky portion of that is $39.91 ($49.91 less $10 discount). Makes the Broadband + STB 'rent' portion $100 a month. The Starter package will be $14.91 incl $10 discount, so $115/month for Broadband and TV (including a recorder).
Next question - is the VodafoneTV GUI/Box any good?