Media releases

January 2018

Auckland dealership Motor Me warned for misleading conduct when selling used cars

25 January 2018

Motor Me owner and operator Brent Smith has been warned by the Commission that he has likely breached the law for misleading consumers about the quality of the cars Motor Me sold.

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Commission lays charges against EuroSteel

23 January 2018

The Commerce Commission confirms that 59 charges under the Fair Trading Act have been laid against Euro Corporation Limited (EuroSteel) for making false and misleading representations about its steel mesh product known as SE615.

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Commission restarts study into telecommunication backhaul services

19 January 2018

The Commerce Commission is recommencing its study into domestic telecommunication backhaul services. 

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New videos and quick guides for businesses and procurers on competition law

18 January 2018

The Commerce Commission has launched a new series of videos and quick guides to help businesses and procurers understand competition law.

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Warning to NZ Trustees Association Charitable Trust for sending invoices for unsolicited membership services

17 January 2018

The Commission has issued a warning to NZ Trustees Association Charitable Trust (the Trustees Association) about concerns with invoices it sent to registered New Zealand charities for membership services.

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Debt collection group to credit customers overcharged after goods repossessed

16 January 2018

Debt collection group Receivables Management has agreed to credit more than $1.4 million to around 1,700 customers who were wrongly charged interest, costs and fees on loans after their goods had been repossessed and sold.

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Commission alerts public to LuxStyle online sales method

10 January 2018

The Commerce Commission is alerting the public to be wary when browsing for products online on sites operated by Lux International Sales ApS (LuxStyle), a company based in Denmark.

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Commission releases competitor collaboration guidelines for new law

9 January 2018

The Commerce Commission has released a final version of its guidelines for assessing collaborations between competitors as a result of amendments to the law relating to cartels.

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South Island veterinary business warned over likely price fixing with competitor

8 January 2018

The Commerce Commission has warned VetLife Limited (VetLife) that it is likely to have breached the Commerce Act by price fixing with one of its competitors.

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January 2017

Mobile trader pleads guilty to disclosure failures in contracts

25 January 2017

Mobile trader Best Buy Limited (Best Buy) has pled guilty to 16 charges relating to the operation of its door-to-door sales business in Auckland and smaller North Island towns.

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Baby City sentenced for two non-compliant cots

20 January 2017

Baby City Retail Investments Limited (Baby City) has been fined $39,000 in the Auckland District Court for six charges relating to selling cots which failed to comply with the packaging and labelling requirements of the safety standard for household cots (Safety Standard).

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