The Commerce Commission and Electricity Authority have launched a joint project to shine the spotlight on emerging contestable services such as electric vehicle charging. The two will assess how new technologies and business models emerging in the electricity sector may benefit consumers in the future.
Electricity company Contact Energy is facing seven charges brought by the Commerce Commission under the Fair Trading Act for allegedly misleading customers in an advertising promotion which offered fuel discounts with AA Smartfuel alongside electricity plans.
Former Minter Ellison Rudd Watts partner Anna Rawlings will take over the chair of the Commerce Commission next month when 10-year veteran Mark Berry steps down. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi today announced Rawlings' appointment, saying she has played a key role in the regulator's commerce and consumer divisions as a commis
Electricity company Contact Energy faces seven charges under the Fair Trading Act for allegedly misleading customers in advertising. The Commerce Commission alleges Contact Energy made false or misleading representations in adverts that offered fuel discounts with AA Smartfuel alongside electricity plans.
The case will be called in the Wellington District Court on Monday April 29. Contact Energy has been accused of misleading customers in an advertising promotion which offered fuel discounts alongside electricity plans, following a Commerce Commission investigation.
News from the business sector, including a market report. [00:00:14] Business owners in increasing numbers are pulling on their raincoats as they prepare for a possibility of stormy weather ahead. [00:00:20] ANZ's March business outlook survey puts business confidence seven points lower than the previous month, with a net 38 percent of those surveyed expecting conditions to worsen in the year ahead.
Callplus Services Limited, trading as Slingshot, has been warned by the Commerce Commission for likely breaching the Fair Trading Act in an online advertising campaign offering consumers a 10% discount for bundling broadband and electricity services.
Callplus Services Limited, trading as Slingshot, has been warned by the Commerce Commission for likely breaching the Fair Trading Act. The likely breach has come from an online advertising campaign offering consumers a 10 per cent discount for bundling broadband and electricity services.
Three companies have been fined a combined total of more than $150,000 for selling toys that did not meet New Zealand safety standards for children aged up to three. Joint Future was fined $88,000 on six charges relating to 3500 toy pianos, rabbits and trikes.
Three companies fined $150,000 for supplying unsafe toys for young children The Commerce Commission has jointly fined three companies a total of more than $150,000 for supplying toys below the safety standard for children 36 months and under. Joint Future Wholesale Limited (Joint Future), Ebenezer Trade Limited (Ebenezer) and Goodview Trading NZ Limited (Goodview) were found to have breached safety standards between 2010 and 2017.