NZME Limited; Fairfax New Zealand Limited

In 2016 NZME Limited and Fairfax New Zealand Limited sought clearance or authorisation to merge their respective New Zealand operations. The Commission declined to grant authorisation on 2 May 2017. The parties appealed the Commissions decision ([2017] NZCC 8) to the High Court and subsequently the Court of Appeal. The High Court upheld the decision on 18 December 2017. The matter was heard by the Court of Appeal in June 2018.
  • 26 Sep 2018

    COMPLETED

    Court of Appeal Judgment

  • 05 Jun 2018

    COMPLETED

    Court of Appeal hearing

  • 19 Dec 2017

    COMPLETED

    High Court decision

  • 16 Oct 2017

    COMPLETED

    High Court hearing

  • 03 May 2017

    COMPLETED

    Decision announced and final determination issued

  • 02 May 2017

    COMPLETED

    Decision made to decline merger

  • 10 Apr 2017

    COMPLETED

    Extension of decision date to 2 May

  • 29 Mar 2017

    COMPLETED

    Extension of decision date to 11 April

  • 06 Dec 2016
    07 Dec 2016

    COMPLETED

    Conference held

  • 29 Nov 2016

    COMPLETED

    Notice of conference issued

  • 22 Nov 2016

    COMPLETED

    Submissions on draft determination closed

  • 08 Nov 2016

    COMPLETED

    Draft determination issued

  • 22 Aug 2016

    COMPLETED

    Extension of decision date to 15 March 2017

  • 01 Jul 2016

    COMPLETED

    Submissions on statement of preliminary issues closed

  • 14 Jun 2016

    COMPLETED

    Statement of preliminary issues released

  • 27 May 2016

    COMPLETED

    Application registered