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Business Competition media releases

December 1995

Commission not opposed to electricity arrangements

20 December 1995

The Commerce Commission's preliminary view is that two arrangements proposed for the period up to the establishment of a competitive wholesale electricity market on October 1 next year are unlikely to have any detrimental anti-competitive effects.

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November 1995

Commission asked to authorise electricity agreements

21 November 1995

The Commerce Commission has been asked to authorise two agreements relating to the sale of electricity in the period before the wholesale electricity market becomes fully-operative in October next year.

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August 1995

Canon admits breach of Commerce Act

31 August 1995

Canon New Zealand Limited has admitted breaching the Commerce Act by trying to prevent Edge Computers discounting printers.

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Revised health contracts satisfy Commission

29 August 1995

The Commerce Commission said today it has considered Midland RHA's and Health Waikato's revised mental health services contracts and is satisfied they are unlikely to breach the Commerce Act.

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Tourist companies stop fixing commission rates

28 August 1995

A group of tourist industry companies has settled with the Commerce Commission, signing an undertaking to stop price fixing by setting standard commission rates.

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Commerce Commission takes tougher enforcement line

26 August 1995

The perception in the business community that the Commerce Commission is taking a harder line in enforcing the Commerce Act is correct Commission Chairman, Dr Alan Bollard, said today.

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Commission declines to authorise health contracts

2 August 1995

In the first case of its kind, the Commerce Commission has said it cannot authorise mental health contracts Health Waikato and Midland Regional Health Authority have asked it to consider.

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Commission authorises futures exchange rules

1 August 1995

The Commerce Commission has authorised amended by-laws for the Sydney Futures Exchange Clearing House (SFECH).

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July 1995

Commission preliminary decision: authorise futures exchange rules

12 July 1995

The Commerce Commission has said its preliminary view is that it will authorise amended by-laws for the Sydney Futures Exchange Clearing House (SFECH).

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Two lawyers admit price fixing

12 July 1995

Two South Auckland lawyers, Mr J M Strong and Mr B R B Abraham, have entered into a settlement with the Commerce Commission after admitting they attempted to fix prices for conveyancing fees.

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June 1995

Commission wins $500,000 penalties against Port Nelson Limited

2 June 1995

The High Court today ordered Port Nelson Limited to pay penalties totalling $500,000 for three breaches of the Commerce Act. This is the highest total yet imposed under this Act on a single company.

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May 1995

Commerce Commission asked to authorise health contract

2 May 1995

The Waikato CHE, Waikato Health Limited, and regional health authority, Midland Health, applied to the Commerce Commission for authorisation of their proposed mental health services contract today.

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March 1995

Megaplan action withdrawn

31 March 1995

The Commerce Commission this week withdrew its long running action against Telecom relating to Megaplan pricing.

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Commission takes tougher line with power companies

29 March 1995

The Commerce Commission has warned electricity companies it will take a tougher line with them now that the settling down period after deregulation is over.

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February 1995

No political influence on Commerce Commission

17 February 1995

In this morning's National Business Review (NBR) Graeme Hunt alleges the Commerce Commission was pressured by Minister of Agriculture John Falloon to authorise the consortium bid to buy and keep closed the Weddel meat processing plants.

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Australian's look to New Zealand experience in competition law

10 February 1995

Australian's look to New Zealand experience in competition law

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January 1995

Weddel conference begins Monday

13 January 1995

The Commerce Commission conference of interested parties to the proposal to close the Weddel meat processing plants begins on Monday in the seminar suite at the Wellington Town Hall.

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