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20 Oct 2021

Commission welcomes High Court judgment clarifying who pays telecommunications levy

The Commerce Commission welcomes a High Court judgment issued at the end of last week clarifying whether businesses involved in the transmission of broadcasting signals should be required to contribute to the Telecommunications Development Levy (TDL).
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20 Oct 2021

Commission continues dialogue with energy and airports sectors on regulatory priorities

The Commerce Commission has published an overview of submissions from the energy and airport sectors on how it should organise its regulatory work programme to take account of emerging issues like New Zealand’s transition to a low-carbon economy and the continuing impact of COVID-19.
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20 Oct 2021

Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Allied Foods / Dad’s Pies clearance application

The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to an application from Allied Foods (N.Z.) Limited (Allied) to acquire 100% of the shares of Dad’s Pies Limited (DPL).
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18 Oct 2021

Companies in hot water for selling unsafe hot water bottles and toys

A wholesaler and a retailer have been fined a total of $140,000 under the Fair Trading Act for selling hot water bottles and toys that did not comply with mandatory safety requirements.
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15 Oct 2021

Commission releases draft report on Fonterra’s 2021/22 Milk Price Manual

Today, the Commerce Commission invited submissions on the draft report on its annual review of Fonterra’s Base Milk Price Manual for the 2021/22 dairy season. The Manual describes the methodology used by Fonterra to calculate its base milk price – the amount farmers receive from Fonterra for each kilogram of milk solids in a dairy season.
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13 Oct 2021

Commission requires Eastland Network Limited to repay consumers $355,000

The Commerce Commission has accepted enforceable undertakings from electricity lines company Eastland Network Limited (Eastland) for overcharging its customers $327,000 in the 2020 assessment period.
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12 Oct 2021

Statement of Preliminary Issues released for proposed acquisition of Pulse Health by owner of Wakefield and Bowen private hospitals

The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Preliminary Issues relating to an application from Pacific 2021 Bidco NZ Limited (Pacific 2021) seeking clearance to acquire 100% of the shares in Pulse Health NZ Limited (Pulse) from Healthe Care Australia Pty Ltd (Healthe Care).
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11 Oct 2021

Statement of Preliminary Issues released for New Zealand Tegel Growers Association’s application seeking authorisation for collective bargaining

The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to an application from the New Zealand Tegel Growers Association (TGA) seeking authorisation on behalf of its members to collectively negotiate the terms and conditions of its members’ supply of chicken growing services to Tegel Foods Limited.
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8 Oct 2021

George Weston Foods (NZ) Limited seeks clearance to acquire Dad’s Pies Limited

The Commerce Commission has received an application from George Weston Foods (NZ) Limited seeking clearance to acquire 100% of the shares of Dad’s Pies Limited.
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7 Oct 2021

Certification now mandatory for lenders and mobile traders

From 1 October 2021, lenders providing consumer credit and mobile traders selling on credit must be certified by the Commerce Commission or face penalties, unless one of the exemptions apply to them.
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