Media releases

July 2018

Proceedings filed against Wilson Parking over acquisition of Wellington car park

20 July 2018

The Commerce Commission has filed proceedings in the High Court at Wellington alleging Wilson Parking substantially lessened competition for the supply of car parking in the Boulcott Street area in central Wellington when it acquired the rights to operate the Capital car park. 

Read the full news article

Commission broadly satisfied Christchurch Airport not earning excessive profits

19 July 2018

The Commerce Commission is broadly satisfied Christchurch International Airport is not targeting excessive profits in the 5 years from 1 July 2017 and is seeking feedback before finalising its report.

Read the full news article

Car dealership tried to avoid CGA responsibilities with ‘as is where is’ ads

19 July 2018

An Auckland motor vehicle trader has been fined $75,000 over misrepresenting consumers’ rights when selling used vehicles online, and for failing to display essential vehicle information.

Read the full news article

Different name, same stuff - LuxStyle becomes Digital Sourcing

13 July 2018

The Commerce Commission is alerting the public to be wary when browsing for products online on sites operated by Digital Sourcing, formerly known as LuxStyle, a company based in Denmark.

Read the full news article

Letter of issues for Ingenico/Paymark merger

12 July 2018

The Commerce Commission has sent a Letter of Issues to Ingenico Group SA in relation to its proposed acquisition of Paymark Limited.

Read the full news article

Prolific online sellers beware – fine for failing to disclose ‘in trade’ status

11 July 2018

A Palmerston North man has been fined $5,000 on three charges under the Fair Trading Act for failing to disclose his trader status when selling items on the internet, and for selling an unsafe cot online.

Read the full news article

Proposal to retain power to regulate national mobile roaming

9 July 2018

The Commerce Commission has released its preliminary view to retain the power to regulate national mobile roaming, should it be required in the future.

Read the full news article

Spark charged over billing issues and offer to new customers

9 July 2018

The Commission has laid 11 charges against Spark New Zealand Trading Limited (Spark) alleging it made false or misleading representations relating to its billing and a $100 offer for new customers.

Read the full news article

Need for speed: a look at the evolution of NZ broadband performance over the past decade

5 July 2018

The Commerce Commission has published a paper looking at the past decade of broadband performance testing, ahead of the first round of information to be released by our new independent testing partner, SamKnows.

Read the full news article

Commission approves purchaser for Winc to address competition concerns

4 July 2018

The Commerce Commission has approved a purchaser for Winc NZ Limited (Winc) to address its competition concerns regarding Platinum’s acquisition of rival stationery and office products firm OfficeMax.

Read the full news article

Feedback wanted to improve process for customised price-quality paths for lines companies

3 July 2018

The Commerce Commission is seeking feedback on two recent customised price-quality paths for electricity lines companies to improve future processes. 

Read the full news article

PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising

3 July 2018

PB Technologies Ltd (PB Tech) has pleaded guilty to 14 charges brought by the Commerce Commission for failings in its extended warranty agreements.

Read the full news article

Statement of Preliminary Issues released for OMV/Shell

3 July 2018

The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to the proposed acquisition of Royal Dutch Shell’s gas and liquids portfolio in New Zealand by OMV New Zealand Limited.

Read the full news article