Fair Trading media releases

April 2018

Biggest truck shop fine so far, total fines reach nearly $1.6 million

30 April 2018

In the biggest fine so far handed down against a mobile trader, Mobile Shop Limited (Mobile Shop) has been fined $330,000 for breaches of consumer laws. The sentence brings the total fines handed down in 13 Commerce Commission prosecutions of mobile traders to $1.56 million.

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Charges filed against Noel Leeming for misrepresenting consumers’ rights

27 April 2018

The Commerce Commission has laid nine charges against retailer Noel Leeming Group Limited (Noel Leeming), for alleged misrepresentations about consumers’ rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA).

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First sentence handed down in Commission's investigation into steel mesh

26 April 2018

Timber King Limited and NZ Steel Distributor Limited (NZSD) have been fined $400,950 for making false and misleading representations relating to their steel mesh products which are used to strengthen buildings.

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Commission lays charges against Vodafone for its FibreX broadband advertising

13 April 2018

The Commerce Commission has laid 27 charges under the Fair Trading Act against Vodafone New Zealand Limited (Vodafone) for engaging in false and misleading conduct in relation to its FibreX broadband service.

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