July 2017

Commission declines Vero Insurance clearance to acquire Tower

26 July 2017

The Commerce Commission has declined to grant clearance to Vero Insurance New Zealand Limited to acquire up to 100% of the shares in Tower Limited.

Read the full news article

Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Trade Me Limited / Limelight Software Limited

25 July 2017

The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to Trade Me Limited’s (Trade Me) proposed acquisition of up to 100% of the shares in Limelight Software Limited, trading as Motorcentral.

Read the full news article

Commission releases 2017/18 priorities

20 July 2017

The Commerce Commission have released its priority focus areas for the upcoming year publicly for the first time.

Read the full news article

Retailer sold unsafe toys and children’s nightwear

18 July 2017

Low-cost retailer The 123 Mart Limited (123 Mart) has been found guilty in the Auckland District Court on 17 charges under the Fair Trading Act.

Read the full news article

Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Healthcare NZ/Geneva Healthcare Group

14 July 2017

The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Preliminary Issues relating to Healthcare of New Zealand Holdings Limited (Healthcare NZ) proposed acquisition of Geneva Healthcare Limited and its related companies.

Read the full news article

Commission warns NZers to avoid Gifting Circle schemes

14 July 2017

The Commerce Commission is advising all New Zealanders to avoid involvement in Women’s Gifting Circles as it considers them to be illegal pyramid schemes.

Read the full news article

Trade Me seeks clearance to acquire Motorcentral

12 July 2017

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Trade Me Limited (Trade Me) to acquire up to 100% of the shares in Limelight Software Limited, trading as Motorcentral.

Read the full news article

Fines reach nearly $900,000 in Commission mobile trader prosecutions

12 July 2017

Two mobile traders have been fined a total of more than $183,000 and been ordered to return nearly $71,000 in fees to their customers.

Read the full news article

Essilor and Luxottica seek clearance for global merger

10 July 2017

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Essilor International (Compagnie Générale d’Optique) S.A. and Luxottica Group S.p.A relating to the global merger of the two parties.

Read the full news article

Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Tronox/Cristal merger

7 July 2017

The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Preliminary Issues relating to Tronox Limited’s proposed acquisition of National Titanium Dioxide Company Ltd (Cristal).

Read the full news article

Vector to return $13.9m to Auckland electricity consumers under settlement with Commerce Commission

7 July 2017

Electricity lines company Vector will return $13.9 million to Auckland electricity consumers after it accepted it had breached its regulated price path by recovering more revenue than it was entitled to in the 2014 and 2015 financial years.

Read the full news article

‘Toothpick’ pistol crossbows illegal in New Zealand

3 July 2017

The Commerce Commission is advising those selling ‘mini’ or ‘toothpick’ pistol crossbows that these products are likely to be covered by an unsafe goods notice and cannot be sold in New Zealand.

Read the full news article