21 December 2001The Pharmacy Guild, on behalf of its 700+ members, has applied to the Commerce Commission for authorisation for it to enter into arrangements with the Ministry of Health, on behalf of the District Health Boards, or the DHBs themselves.
21 December 2001The Commerce Commission has released the public copy of its decision to decline Progressive Enterprises Limited from acquiring Woolworths (New Zealand) Limited.
19 December 2001The Commerce Commission has declined New Zealand Bus Limited, commonly known in the Wellington region as Stagecoach, to be a 50% shareholder in a joint venture with Wellington Regional Council to acquire 100% of the assets of Tranz Metro (Wellington).
11 December 2001The Electricity Governance Board Limited has applied to the Commerce Commission for authorisation of proposed arrangements that will combine three existing market arrangements into a single rulebook, which will restructure the basis under which electricity is traded between participants in the electricity industry.
29 November 2001The Commerce Commission has received an application from New Zealand Bus Limited, commonly known in the Wellington region as Stagecoach, for clearance under the Commerce Act to be a 50% shareholder in a joint venture with Wellington Regional Council to acquire 100% of the assets of Tranz Metro (Wellington).
20 November 2001The Commerce Commission has received an application from Mico Wakefield Limited for clearance under the Commerce Act to acquire up to 100% of the assets or shares of MasterTrade Limited.
20 November 2001The Commerce Commission has received an application from Wilson & Horton Limited for clearance under the Commerce Act to acquire all of the assets of Powerplant Productions Limited relating to "The Havelock North Village Press" newspaper business.
9 November 2001The Court of Appeal upheld a High Court judgment that Carter Holt Harvey Building Products Group Limited breached the Commerce Act by trying to deter competition from a small Nelson company, New Wool Products Limited.
Commission investigates first business acquisition application under amended Commerce Act: PMI / CGU
3 July 2001The Commerce Commission is investigating the first application for clearance of a business acquisition under the amended Commerce Act.
28 May 2001The Commerce Commission is circulating a Practice Note to explain its approach to the changed threshold for business acquisitions under the amendments to section 47 of the Commerce Act.
1 May 2001The Commerce Commission has today discontinued its proceedings against Fletcher Challenge Limited, Fletcher Challenge Energy Limited, Electricity Corporation of New Zealand and Genesis Power Limited in relation to the Kupe gas field following the conclusion of a confidential settlement between the parties.
Commission says BASF, Roche and Rhone were price fixing, but NZ limitation period and international jurisdiction issues prevent New Zealand court action
25 January 2001The Commerce Commission has warned the New Zealand subsidiaries of three multi-national vitamin companies for entering into market sharing and price fixing agreements. The Commission has told the companies that they would have faced charges of price fixing in New Zealand if it were not for the three-year limitation period in the Commerce Act.