August 2017

New infographic series to demystify telecommunications for consumers

31 August 2017

The Commerce Commission has today released the first in a series of infographics aimed at helping consumers navigate the often complex world of telecommunications.

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Tighter requirements proposed for related party transactions for gas pipeline and electricity lines companies

30 August 2017

The Commerce Commission has released its draft decision to improve the rules governing related party transactions for electricity lines and gas pipeline businesses. 

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Commission files proceedings against Harmoney over its platform fee

25 August 2017

The Commerce Commission has filed civil proceedings in the High Court at Auckland against peer-to-peer lender Harmoney Limited (Harmoney) and Harmoney Investor Trustee Limited (HITL).  

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Gyms to shape up after Commission review into unfair contract terms

21 August 2017

Gyms have agreed to amend their standard form contracts after a Commerce Commission review into unfair contract terms in the sector.

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Have your say on Powerco’s proposal to spend $1.32 billion on its lines network

18 August 2017

The Commerce Commission has today released its Issues Paper for electricity distributor Powerco Limited’s (Powerco) proposal to increase its prices and change its quality standards to spend $1.32 billion on operating and maintaining its electricity lines network.

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Truck shop fined for deficient consumer contracts

18 August 2017

Truck shop operator Macful International Limited (trading as Ezitruck Shopping), has been fined $126,000 on 16 charges after failing to adequately disclose key information in consumer contracts and register as a financial services provider.

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Commission issues warnings to GSK and AFT over Voltaren, Panadol and Maxiclear

16 August 2017

The Commerce Commission has warned Glaxosmithkline Consumer Healthcare New Zealand Limited (GSK) and AFT Pharmaceuticals Limited (AFT) that the companies’ product packaging and marketing representations for some Voltaren, Panadol and Maxiclear products were likely to have breached the Fair Trading Act. 

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Draft report on review of Fonterra’s 2016/17 base milk price calculation

15 August 2017

The Commerce Commission has today released its draft report on Fonterra’s base milk price calculation for the 2016/17 dairy season.

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Four telcos warned by Commission

14 August 2017

The Commerce Commission has sent warning letters to four telecommunication companies about specific conduct that the Commission considers breached the Fair Trading Act.

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Truck shop sentenced for “incomprehensible” contracts

14 August 2017

Auckland truck shop Zee Shop Limited (Zee Shop) has been fined $108,000 for providing contracts which included “incomprehensible” clauses.

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Hamilton real estate agency fined more than $1 million for price fixing

9 August 2017

Hamilton real estate agency Online Realty Limited (trading under the Ray White banner) has been ordered to pay a penalty of $1.05 million for its part in a national anti-competitive price fixing case.

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Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Essilor/Luxottica

2 August 2017

The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to the proposed global merger of Essilor International (Compagnie Générale d’Optique) S.A. and Luxottica Group S.p.A.

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