Features

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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Judge finds “New Zealand made” claims on supplements misleading

Published on 13 May 2016

A High Court ruling earlier this month has set an important precedent for New Zealand businesses that make claims about the country of origin of their products. The decision makes it clear that a “New Zealand made” representation may be a representation about where the raw ingredients come from.

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Upcoming regulation announcements

Published on 13 May 2016

Regulation Branch is busy preparing the release of three separate reports over the next month.

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Commerce Commission’s credit law enforcement moves up a notch

Published on 13 May 2016

The Commission has been actively enforcing last year’s changes to consumer credit laws, with four mobile trader prosecutions so far in 2016 and two on-going projects to check lender compliance.

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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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