Additional oversight of these industries is required to ensure consumers are not disadvantaged by a lack of competition at particular points in the supply chain. We therefore have industry-specific powers that go beyond the role we have in most other parts of the economy.

Why regulate?

Our vision is that New Zealanders are better off because markets work well and consumers and businesses are confident market participants.

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What we do

In a few essential industries, we work to ensure consumers are not disadvantaged by a lack of competition. The approach we take depends on our specific powers and the characteristics of each market.

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Which markets are affected?

Businesses from the telecommunications, electricity, gas, dairy and airport sectors are regulated in New Zealand.

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