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Our role in regulated industries

Our role as an organisation is more extensive in certain industries that are essential to everyday life and the economy – including electricity, gas, and telecommunications.

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Regulatory projects

This section contains all current and closed Commission regulatory projects. This includes determinations, reports, inquiries, studies and disclosures relating to telecommunications, electricity lines, gas pipelines, airports and dairy.

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Telecommunications

We work to ensure fixed-line (broadband) and mobile markets are competitive through regulation of wholesale telecommunication services and our monitoring of how the retail market is performing.

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Electricity lines

The electricity lines industry in New Zealand is regulated by the Commerce Commission.

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Gas pipelines

The gas pipelines industry in New Zealand is regulated by the Commerce Commission

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Airports

Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch international airports are our gateways to the world. Together they host nearly 30 million passengers each year.

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Dairy

The dairy industry in New Zealand is regulated by the Commerce Commission.

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Input methodologies

Input methodologies are the rules, requirements and processes we must determine for services that are regulated under Part 4 of the Commerce Act. They are important building blocks in how prices are set for electricity lines, gas pipelines and certain airport services.

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Regulatory inquiries

In markets where there is little or no competition, we may need to regulate the price and quality of goods and services for the benefit of consumers. Part 4 of the Commerce Act sets out the particular goods and services that are subject to regulation and the legislative rules governing that regulation. It also sets out the process for us undertaking inquiries into whether regulation of other goods and services may be needed.

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