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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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Creating a consumer credit community of interest

Published on 30 September 2014

A current focus for the Commission is to develop a community of interest around credit markets and their impact on New Zealanders. As a step towards this goal, we gathered around 60 representatives, mainly from community organisations, to talk about upcoming changes to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 (CCCF Act).

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Consumers win in Court ruling

Published on 30 September 2014

A recent precedent-setting Court of Appeal decision is a win for consumers and a warning to traders tha­t it is not good enough to hide important information in fine print, or where consumers need to hunt for it.

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Commission shares ideas at global forum

Published on 30 September 2014

Keeping up with international best practice is vital. It enables the Commission to identify new and emerging issues and, as a result, be better placed to recognise and take early action to protect consumers.

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Draft competitor collaboration guidelines revised

Published on 30 September 2014

In early August, the Commission published its revised draft competitor collaboration guidelines. These explain our proposed approach to the changes that will be introduced to the Commerce Act 1986 by the Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill if passed in its current form.

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New health sector website

Published on 30 September 2014

The Commission recently launched a new website aimed at helping the health sector understand more about competition and consumer laws and what they need to do to comply.

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Leading authority on global competition law visits New Zealand

Published on 30 September 2014

Last month we were fortunate enough to have a visit from one of the world’s leading authorities in competition law – William (Bill) Kovacic.

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