Previous inquiries and preliminary assessments

Information on inquiries and preliminary assessments the Commission has previously undertaken into the potential regulation of goods and services under the Commerce Act can be found in the sections below.

Gas metering preliminary assessment

We have conducted a preliminary assessment of the costs and benefits of regulating gas metering services and have decided not to commence a Part 4 inquiry.

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Eastland Port preliminary assessment

In April 2012 we received a complaint about the extent of price rises notified by Eastland Port. We undertook a preliminary assessment which finished in June 2014, and we have decided not to commence a Part 4 inquiry.

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Milk price preliminary assessment – 2011

This page contains information on our preliminary assessment of the domestic milk markets that began in March 2011. We reached a decision in August 2011, concluding that there was no valid basis for an inquiry under Part 4 at that time.

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Gas pipelines inquiry – 2004

In April 2003 we began an inquiry into the supply of gas pipeline services. We reached a decision in November 2004, concluding that certain services of Powerco and Vector Limited be placed under price control.

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Airports inquiry – 2002

In June 1998 we began an inquiry into airfield activities at the three major international airport companies at Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. We reached a decision in August 2002, concluding that airfield services at Auckland International Airport should be controlled.

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