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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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New Credit Advocacy Adviser

Published on 9 July 2014

The Commerce Commission has bolstered its Advocacy team with a new Auckland-based role designed to better protect the vulnerable communities most at risk from loan sharks and illegal lending practices.

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Commission launches construction website

Published on 9 July 2014

As the country enters what might be the largest construction boom in 40 years, the Commerce Commission has launched a new website to help construction businesses and workers better understand competition and consumer laws.

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The first five years at the helm

Published on 9 July 2014

Five years hard work at the top of the nation’s competition and regulation watchdog hasn’t been quite enough for Commerce Commission chairman Dr Mark Berry or deputy chair Sue Begg – they say there’s more to be done in support of consumer rights.

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Consumer law reform – Know your rights

Published on 9 July 2014

The long awaited changes to the Fair Trading Act have become official – and they have beefed up both the extent of what is covered, and the Commission’s powers to investigate and sanction breaches of the Act.

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New Intelligence Unit – Assessing consumer harm

Published on 9 July 2014

A new intelligence unit within the Commission is analysing data to target the high-risk sectors and recidivist offenders who cause the greatest levels of consumer harm.

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