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Accounting and audit industries bill passes third reading

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 9:08 pm | Ministry Of Consumer Affairs

The Accounting Infrastructure Reform Bill, which passed its third reading in Parliament today, will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the accounting and audit industries, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

Sky lanterns – safety tips

Monday, 22 September 2014, 11:47 am | Ministry Of Consumer Affairs

Sky lanterns are popular at festivals, weddings, and remembrance ceremonies. While they appear beautiful while floating in the night sky, care should be taken when releasing them. More >>

Ministry to step up ladder safety after injuries

Monday, 28 May 2012, 10:21 am | Ministry Of Consumer Affairs

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs is targeting online ladder sales following reports of multipurpose aluminium ladders collapsing, causing serious injuries. More >>

Parents warned over ‘button battery’ dangers

Wednesday, 7 December 2011, 3:01 pm | Ministry Of Consumer Affairs

A battery the size of a button can cause significant and potentially fatal injuries in as little as two hours, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Safekids New Zealand are today warning. More >>

Cold-calling computer virus scam could be costing Kiwis $10m

Thursday, 21 July 2011, 3:37 pm | Ministry Of Consumer Affairs

New Zealanders are being called on to spread the word about a cold-calling computer-virus scam, which may be costing Kiwis $10 million. It is now the largest phone scam reported in New Zealand and could be costing the country up to $10 million, the Ministry of ... More >>

Quake victims can seek help in debt repayments

Thursday, 9 September 2010, 11:53 am | Ministry Of Consumer Affairs

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs is advising consumers caught up in recent natural disasters that they may be able to seek help from their lenders if they are finding it difficult to keep up with debt repayments. More >>

Product safety agreement signed with China

Friday, 18 June 2010, 12:25 pm | Ministry Of Consumer Affairs

Today the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China (AQSIQ) signed an agreement to increase co-operation on consumer product safety issues. More >>

Seafood company fined for short weight goods

Friday, 27 March 2009, 9:46 am | Ministry Of Consumer Affairs

An Auckland seafood company, Shore Mariner Limited, was convicted and fined $2,000 plus costs in the Manukau District Court on 23 March 2009, for breaching section 16A(2) of the Weights and Measures Act 1987. In April 2008, the Ministry of Consumer ... More >>

Ministry staff ‘win’ £1.5 million in lottery

Wednesday, 4 March 2009, 11:47 am | Ministry Of Consumer Affairs

Even the Ministry of Consumer Affairs isn’t immune to receiving fake notifications of lottery wins. More >>

Consumers alterted to Mattel toy recall

Wednesday, 5 September 2007, 2:04 pm | Ministry Of Consumer Affairs

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs has been informed by Mattel of a recall of toys made in China. The Ministry has contacted all major retailers and the New Zealand Retailers Association to ensure that they aware of the recall and are taking action More >>

Investigation into formaldehyde in clothing

Wednesday, 22 August 2007, 12:20 am | Ministry Of Consumer Affairs

Ministry of Consumer Affairs General Manager Liz MacPherson says that considerable progress has been made in the investigation, which was opened on Monday. More >>

Pacific Consumers’ Experience in Credit Markets

Friday, 17 August 2007, 3:09 pm | Ministry Of Consumer Affairs

In 2006, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs asked the Centre for Pacific Studies at the University of Auckland to conduct qualitative research into Pacific consumers’ behaviour and experience in the fringe lender market in South Auckland. More >>

Ban on unsafe hot water bottles continues

Friday, 1 June 2007, 3:44 pm | Ministry Of Consumer Affairs

The new Unsafe Goods Notice not only covers rubber hot water bottles but also hot water bottles made from PVC. More >>

Magnetix Building Sets - Voluntary Recall

Friday, 12 May 2006, 3:58 pm | Ministry Of Consumer Affairs

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs is working with the importer of Magnetix Building Sets to undertake a voluntary recall. More >>

Unsafe Flaming Gel Recalled

Friday, 10 February 2006, 5:40 pm | Ministry Of Consumer Affairs

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs is working with the supplier and retailers of a product called 'Nu-reZ Flaming Gel' to undertake an immediate voluntary recall. More >>

Scam operators very busy post-Christmas

Friday, 10 January 2003, 11:30 am | Ministry Of Consumer Affairs

Ministry of Consumer Affairs warns New Zealanders to be on the lookout for three prize and lottery notifications delivered nationwide to mailboxes this week from overseas. The schemes advise recipients that they are winners of prizes between $1, ... More >>

 

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