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Every two months the Commerce Commission publishes feature articles in the newsletter Bulletin – News direct from the Commerce Commission.

The Bulletin covers a mix of regulation and competition issues. Articles inform about the Commission's thinking, feature case studies and general Commission news. The newsletter also contains updates on consultations, highlight new resources on our website and international news.

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Read previous editions of Bulletin in the Archive.

Pricing problems a 2017 priority

Published on 10 March 2017

The Commission is taking a close look at pricing this year, building on two high profile cases.

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Telecommunications Act Review

Published on 10 March 2017

The Government is currently undertaking a review of the Telecommunications Act 2001, looking at the underlying regulatory settings for communications markets.

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Gas price path decision out for consultation

Published on 10 March 2017

Late last month we released our draft decisions on the default price-quality paths (DPP) for gas pipeline services.

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Powerco’s customised price path

Published on 10 March 2017

Electricity distribution businesses play a key role in ensuring New Zealanders have reliable and safe access to electricity. We have a number of regulatory responsibilities in the sector.

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Welcome from Brent Alderton – November 2016

Published on 17 November 2016

Welcome to the November edition of Bulletin.

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Mobile traders face tougher penalties as Commission prosecutions continue

Published on 17 November 2016

Two judges recently handed out the highest penalties yet to two mobile traders sentenced separately in the Auckland District Court for charges brought by the Commission.

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Consumer Rights Day comes to Wellington

Published on 17 November 2016

The Consumer Protection team at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) held the second Consumer Rights Day for 2016 in Wellington last month, attracting a large number of people, despite the pouring rain.

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Flurry of consultation activity in regulation

Published on 17 November 2016

We have a number of consultation processes underway in our Regulation branch at the moment, including the IM review.

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Commission takes steps to ensure lenders know their obligations

Published on 17 November 2016

In September we held Lender Seminars in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch to help lenders to be aware of their obligations. We presented on recent developments in law, our internal processes and external activities in the credit industry.

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$600,000 returned to NZ trademark holders after Commission investigation

Published on 17 November 2016

The Commission worked with ANZ Bank to successfully return around $600,000 to trademark holders who were misled about the need to pay an invoice from Swiss company, TM Publisher (TMP).

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