March 2017

Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Spark / TeamTalk merger

31 March 2017

The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Preliminary Issues relating to Spark New Zealand Trading Limited’s proposed acquisition of TeamTalk Limited.

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Further extension to NZME/Fairfax merger

29 March 2017

On Wednesday 22 March the Commission received a lengthy submission from NZME and Fairfax providing further analysis and expert evidence in support of its merger authorisation application.

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Spark seeks clearance to acquire TeamTalk

20 March 2017

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Spark New Zealand Trading Limited (Spark) to, either directly or indirectly, acquire up to 100% of the shares of TeamTalk Limited.

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Commission reaches preliminary view to authorise Nelson and Tasman Councils’ joint landfill application

17 March 2017

The Commerce Commission has reached a preliminary view that, subject to a condition, it should allow the Nelson City Council and the Tasman District Council to form a business unit to jointly operate the two landfills in the Nelson-Tasman region.

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Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Vero / Tower

16 March 2017

The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Preliminary Issues relating to the proposed acquisition of Tower by Vero.

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Chorus network capacity to continue to grow to meet customer need

14 March 2017

The Commerce Commission has today released the final decision in its review of the non‑price features of the Unbundled Bitstream Access (UBA) service.

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Misleading Christmas deal results in $145k fine for mobile trader

14 March 2017

Mobile trader Sales Concepts Limited has been fined $145,000 in the North Shore District Court after pleading guilty to 10 charges under the Fair Trading Act 1986 relating to its ‘Christmas Deal Bundles’.

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Commission issues warning over chicken size representations

7 March 2017

Poultry producers Inghams Enterprises (NZ) PTY Limited (Inghams) and Tegel Foods Limited (Tegel) have been issued with warnings by the Commerce Commission over packaging representations about the size of chickens.

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Rapid Loans to refund over $1 million in unreasonable fees

7 March 2017

Internet-based lender Rapid Loans NZ Limited has agreed to compensate borrowers approximately $1.4 million following a Commerce Commission investigation into unreasonable fees.

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Vero seeks clearance to acquire Tower

3 March 2017

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Vero Insurance New Zealand Limited to acquire up to 100% of the shares in Tower Limited.

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First jail sentence in Commerce Commission case

3 March 2017

Vikram Mehta, owner of mobile trader Flexi Buy Limited (Flexi Buy), has today been sentenced in the Auckland District Court to two years imprisonment after taking money from customers without intending to supply goods as promised.

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Commission declines clearance for sprinkler inspection services merger

3 March 2017

The Commerce Commission has declined to grant clearance for Aon New Zealand to acquire the fire sprinkler and alarm inspection business of Fire Protection Inspection Services Limited.

 

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