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

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Lord Currie – the CMA’s experience of behavioural economics

Published on 19 May 2015

Last month the Commission was honoured to host Lord David Currie, the inaugural Chairman of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the United Kingdom.

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Competition Matters 2015 speaker profile: Brian Williamson

Published on 19 May 2015

With the Commission’s competition and regulatory conference drawing closer, we look at another of our keynote speakers, Brian Williamson.

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Competition Matters 2015 speaker profile: Steven Salop

Published on 19 May 2015

Professor Steven Salop is another of our keynote speakers at this year’s Competition Matters conference in Wellington on the 23rd and 24th of July.

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Welcome from Brent Alderton – May 2015

Published on 14 May 2015

The first four months of this year have flown by at the Commission, as we tackle a range of significant issues and advance our advocacy work.

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Credit law reform

Published on 14 May 2015

Significant changes to New Zealand’s consumer credit law come into effect on 6 June this year.

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Global mobile conference looks at ‘edge of innovation’

Published on 14 May 2015

Telecommunications Manager Simon Thomson recently attended the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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Input methodologies review

Published on 14 May 2015

In late February we released an open letter asking for comment on our proposal to complete the review of input methodologies by December 2016 – a year earlier than required. This was a topic our Chairman, Dr Mark Berry, touched on when speaking at the recent Downstream Conference in Auckland.

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A focus on truck shops

Published on 14 May 2015

Trucks selling everyday household goods such as clothing, electronics, and often groceries, are now a frequent sight in some suburbs around the country. These mobile shops, often known as truck shops, work on a model of convenience and instant access. The convenience for consumers who do not have easy access to transport, and the easy access of credit – ‘get it now and pay later’ for consumers who are short on cash.

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Unfair contract terms provisions now in effect

Published on 14 May 2015

New unfair contract term provisions are now in effect and we are taking a proactive approach to enforcement, with a focus on sectors we have received complaints on before these new laws were put in place.

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