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Review of Fonterra’s base milk price calculation

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:34 am | Commerce Commission

Commission releases final report on 2013/14 review of Fonterra’s base milk price calculation More >>

Court ruling a win for consumer rights

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 3:38 pm | Commerce Commission

Court ruling a win for consumer rights and reminder to traders Issued 9 September 2014 More >>

Commission welcomes UBA Court of Appeal judgement

Monday, 8 September 2014, 10:29 am | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission welcomes today’s Court of Appeal judgment in relation to Chorus’ appeal against the Commission’s November 2013 decision setting benchmarked cost-based prices for the unbundled bitstream access (UBA) service. The decision ... More >>

Commerce Commission to consider electricity metering merger

Friday, 5 September 2014, 5:16 pm | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has received an application from Vector Limited seeking clearance to acquire Arc Innovations Limited from Meridian Energy Limited. More >>

Commission settles with Horizon Energy

Friday, 5 September 2014, 12:32 pm | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has reached an out-of-court settlement with Horizon Energy Distribution Limited (Horizon Energy) for earning more than its price path allowed in 2011/12. For the year ended 31 March 2012, Horizon Energy exceeded its price path ... More >>

Views sought on Chorus broadband proposal

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 9:43 am | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission is seeking views on a legal opinion regarding proposals by Chorus which will affect its regulated UBA service. Chorus has proposed, in conjunction with new commercial offerings, changes to the regulated service including a cap constraining ... More >>

Final decision on Transpower allowances, quality standards

Friday, 29 August 2014, 10:01 am | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has released its final decision on the allowances for operating and base capital expenditure, quality standards, and reporting requirements that will be used to set Transpower’s price-quality path for the next five year regulatory ... More >>

Commission seeks feedback on proposed changes

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:39 am | Commerce Commission

As part of a review of how it monitors telecommunications markets, the Commerce Commission is currently seeking feedback on the information it proposes to collect and report on in relation to mobile telecommunications markets. More >>

Wholesale pharmaceutical businesses given clearance to merge

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 3:13 pm | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has granted clearance to CDC Pharmaceuticals Limited (CDC) and Pharmacy Wholesalers (Central) Limited (PWL Central) to merge their respective businesses. More >>

Company fined almost $170K for misleading claims

Friday, 15 August 2014, 3:10 pm | Commerce Commission

Telemarketing company Power Marketing Limited has been fined $168,750 after pleading guilty in the Auckland District Court today to 23 charges under the Fair Trading Act. The charges related to misrepresentations the company made during telemarketing ... More >>

Commission: Draft report on 2013/14 Fonterra’s base price

Friday, 15 August 2014, 12:11 pm | Commerce Commission

Commission releases draft report on 2013/14 review of Fonterra’s base milk price calculation More >>

New fees for Fair Trading Act offences

Friday, 8 August 2014, 1:46 pm | Commerce Commission

Consumer Affairs Minister Craig Foss says new Fair Trading Act infringement fees coming into force today will further boost consumer confidence and drive competition. More >>

Court upholds souvenir sentences

Friday, 8 August 2014, 1:42 pm | Commerce Commission

The High Court has rejected an appeal by four companies and four individuals who were convicted and fined a total of $601,900 for selling visiting Asian tourists imported alpaca goods as “Made in New Zealand”, and making claims that duvets ... More >>

Preliminary issues of Expedia’s application to acquire Wotif

Friday, 8 August 2014, 10:12 am | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to an application from Expedia Inc. (Expedia) seeking clearance to acquire up to 100% of the shares of Wotif.com Holdings Limited (Wotif). More >>

Farm owner sentenced to home detention for egg deception

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 4:06 pm | Commerce Commission

Mr John Garnett, owner of now-defunct Northland egg producer Forest Hill Farm, has been sentenced to 12 months home detention and 200 hours community service in the Whangarei District Court today for falsely packaging and selling cage eggs as free ... More >>

Oji cleared to acquire Carter Holt Harvey Pulp & Paper

Friday, 1 August 2014, 4:21 pm | Commerce Commission

The Commission has given clearance for Oji Oceania Management (NZ) Limited (Oji) to acquire up to 100% of the shares in Carter Holt Harvey Pulp & Paper Limited from Carter Holt Harvey Limited. More >>

Consulting on guidelines about unfair contract terms

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 3:17 pm | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has today released draft guidelines on the new provisions of the Fair Trading Act dealing with unfair contract terms. The unfair contract terms provisions were part of recent amendments to New Zealand’s consumer law and will ... More >>

Atlas Copco granted clearance to acquire Ash Air business

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 1:46 pm | Commerce Commission

The Commission has granted clearance to Atlas Copco South Pacific Holdings Pty Limited (Atlas Copco) to acquire the businesses operated by four Lancaster Group Limited subsidiary companies: Ash Air (N.Z) Limited, Ash Air Oil & Gas Limited, mbar 2011 ... More >>

Commerce Commission: consumer credit community of interest

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 12:56 pm | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission is holding its first ‘Credit Matters Roundtable’ in South Auckland today with a wide range of community organisations in attendance. Today’s roundtable is the first in a series of three, each focusing on a different group ... More >>

Bledisloe cleared to acquire Cremation Society

Friday, 25 July 2014, 10:15 am | Commerce Commission

Bledisloe New Zealand cleared to acquire Cremation Society of Canterbury and Harewood Memorial Gardens & Crematorium More >>

 

 

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