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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.

Welcome from Brent Alderton – March 2016

Published on 24 March 2016

Welcome to the first edition of Bulletin for 2016. We are back for what is already shaping up to be another busy year at the Commission.

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Telecommunications first up on Unfair Contract Terms review

Published on 24 March 2016

The Commerce Commission has assessed the contracts of seven telecommunication companies to ensure they comply with new laws on unfair contract terms, introduced last year.

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Commission launches animated campaign on consumer issues

Published on 24 March 2016

In a first for the Commission, we are excited to have launched an original animated series this month to raise awareness on consumer rights.

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Dairy competition review final report

Published on 24 March 2016

Earlier this month we released our final report on the state of competition in New Zealand’s dairy industry.

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Commission powers through high levels of litigation

Published on 24 March 2016

All hands are on deck in the Commerce Commission’s legal team with 24 court cases currently before the court, all aimed at protecting the interests of New Zealanders.

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The end of FPP

Published on 24 March 2016

As everyone in the telecommunications sector will know, the final pricing principle (FPP) for Chorus’ copper lines network has been a huge undertaking for the Commission and the industry.

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Welcome from Brent Alderton – Year in review – December 2015

Published on 14 December 2015

With only eight working days until Christmas, we reflect on 2015 at the Commission. It has been another busy year with many achievements across all areas of our business – competition, consumer, credit, product safety and regulation.

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Investigation guidelines to be released this week

Published on 14 December 2015

Later this week we will release our Competition and Consumer Investigation Guidelines, covering a wide range of topics designed to help consumers, traders and lawyers their advisors understand what they can expect to happen during a Commission investigation.

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Dairy Competition Review enters final stage

Published on 14 December 2015

Last month we issued our draft report on the state of competition in New Zealand’s dairy industry for consultation. We began this review in June this year at the request of the Minister for Primary Industries, as required under the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 (DIRA).

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Commission’s credit law focus shifts to enforcement

Published on 14 December 2015

The Commission welcomed the new consumer credit laws which came into force in June this year with an emphasis on responsible lending.

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