Commerce Commission - Latest News [Page 1]

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 >>

Draft decision on WACC for gas and electricity services

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 9:19 am | Commerce Commission

Commission releases draft decision on the WACC used for regulation of electricity lines and gas pipeline services More >>

Commission to investigate Chorus' proposed changes

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 9:15 am | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission will investigate a complaint that Chorus’ proposed changes to the regulated unbundled bitstream access (UBA) service are an enforceable breach under the Telecommunications Act. More >>

Expedia seeks clearance to acquire Wotif

Monday, 21 July 2014, 11:51 am | Commerce Commission

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

Commerce Commission considers rendering merger

Monday, 14 July 2014, 2:35 pm | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has received an application for a newly formed company, Tuakau Proteins Ltd, to acquire certain animal rendering business interests from Graeme Lowe Protein Ltd, and Kakariki Proteins Ltd. More >>

CDC Pharmaceutical and Pharmacy Wholesalers merger

Friday, 11 July 2014, 12:13 pm | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to a joint application from CDC Pharmaceuticals Limited and Pharmacy Wholesalers (Central) Limited (PWL Central) seeking clearance to merge their respective wholesaling ... More >>

Consumers reminded to watch out for in-app purchases

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 11:09 am | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission is today reminding consumers about the potential to accidentally make in-app purchases when using applications (apps) on their mobile devices. More >>

Commission consults on cost modelling UCLL and UBA services

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 1:18 pm | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has today released a consultation paper seeking views on a number of decisions in relation to the cost models it will build to price the unbundled bitstream access (UBA) service and the unbundled copper local loop (UCLL) service. More >>

 

 

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