Business Competition media releases

December 2017

Proceedings filed against herd management and milk testing company for cartel conduct

21 December 2017

The Commerce Commission has filed proceedings in the High Court at Auckland against GEA Milfos International Limited for alleged cartel conduct in the supply of milk testing products and services and herd management systems. 

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Commission grants collective bargaining authorisation for Waikato – Bay of Plenty Chicken Growers Association

21 December 2017

The Commerce Commission has granted authorisation to allow members of the Waikato - Bay of Plenty Chicken Growers Association Incorporated to collectively bargain with Inghams Enterprises (NZ) Pty Limited.

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Commission welcomes High Court’s dismissal of NZME/Fairfax merger appeal

19 December 2017

The Commerce Commission has welcomed the High Court’s dismissal of NZME and Fairfax’s appeal against the Commission’s decision to decline their media merger. 

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Statement of Preliminary Issues for Heinz Wattie’s/Cerebos Gregg’s merger

15 December 2017

The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to an application from H. J. Heinz Company (New Zealand) Limited (Heinz Wattie’s) to acquire the food and instant coffee business of Cerebos Gregg’s Limited (Cerebos Gregg’s).

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Statement of Preliminary Issues released for MYOB/Reckon merger

14 December 2017

The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Preliminary Issues relating to MYOB Group Limited’s (MYOB) proposed acquisition of the Accountants Group business of Reckon Limited (Reckon). 

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November 2017

MYOB Group seeks clearance to acquire Accountants Group business of Reckon

30 November 2017

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from MYOB Group Limited (MYOB) to acquire the Accountants Group business of Reckon Limited (Reckon).

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Heinz Wattie’s seeks clearance to acquire certain assets of Cerebos Gregg’s

29 November 2017

The Commerce Commission has received an application from H. J. Heinz Company (New Zealand) Limited (Heinz Wattie’s) seeking clearance to acquire the food and instant coffee business of Cerebos Gregg’s Limited (Cerebos Gregg’s). 

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Commission to file Notice of Appeal against Hamilton real estate price fixing decision

24 November 2017

The Commerce Commission intends to file a Notice of Appeal against the High Court’s decision to dismiss the Commission’s case against two real estate agencies and their directors for price fixing.

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Preliminary view to authorise collective bargaining for the Waikato - Bay of Plenty Chicken Growers Association

23 November 2017

The Commerce Commission has released its draft determination which would allow members of the Waikato – Bay of Plenty Chicken Growers Association Incorporated to collectively bargain with Inghams Enterprises (NZ) Pty Limited.

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Commission launches High Court injunction to stop Platinum buying OfficeMax

2 November 2017

The Commerce Commission today filed proceedings in the High Court at Auckland seeking an injunction to prevent Platinum Equity LLC acquiring OfficeMax Holdings Limited.

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October 2017

Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Daiken/Dongwha

17 October 2017

The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to the proposed acquisition of Dongwha New Zealand Limited by Daiken New Zealand Limited.

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Daiken seeks clearance to acquire Dongwha

4 October 2017

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Daiken New Zealand Limited to acquire 100% of the shares in Dongwha New Zealand Limited.

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September 2017

Collective bargaining authorisation application from Waikato – Bay of Plenty Chicken Growers Association

25 September 2017

The Commerce Commission has received an application from the Waikato - Bay of Plenty Chicken Growers Association Incorporated seeking authorisation on behalf of its members to collectively negotiate the terms and conditions for its members to supply chicken growing services to Inghams Enterprises (NZ) Pty Limited.

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Commission releases Consumer Issues Report for 2016/17 year

13 September 2017

The Commerce Commission has released its Consumer Issues Report for the year to 30 June 2017.

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Commission clears Tronox to buy titanium dioxide pigment business of Cristal

6 September 2017

The Commerce Commission has granted clearance for Tronox Limited (Tronox) to purchase the titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment business of National Titanium Dioxide Company Ltd (Cristal), so far as it affects markets in New Zealand.

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Commission grants clearance for Essilor and Luxottica merger in NZ market

5 September 2017

The Commerce Commission has granted clearance for Essilor International (Compagnie Générale d’Optique) S.A. and Luxottica Group S.p.A to merge their business activities in New Zealand.

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Commission grants clearance for HealthCare NZ to acquire Geneva Healthcare

1 September 2017

The Commerce Commission has granted clearance for HealthCare of New Zealand Holdings Limited (HealthCare NZ) to acquire 100% of the shares in Geneva Healthcare Limited and its related companies.

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August 2017

Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Essilor/Luxottica

2 August 2017

The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to the proposed global merger of Essilor International (Compagnie Générale d’Optique) S.A. and Luxottica Group S.p.A.

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July 2017

Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Trade Me Limited / Limelight Software Limited

25 July 2017

The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to Trade Me Limited’s (Trade Me) proposed acquisition of up to 100% of the shares in Limelight Software Limited, trading as Motorcentral.

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Commission releases 2017/18 priorities

20 July 2017

The Commerce Commission have released its priority focus areas for the upcoming year publicly for the first time.

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Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Healthcare NZ/Geneva Healthcare Group

14 July 2017

The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Preliminary Issues relating to Healthcare of New Zealand Holdings Limited (Healthcare NZ) proposed acquisition of Geneva Healthcare Limited and its related companies.

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Trade Me seeks clearance to acquire Motorcentral

12 July 2017

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Trade Me Limited (Trade Me) to acquire up to 100% of the shares in Limelight Software Limited, trading as Motorcentral.

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Essilor and Luxottica seek clearance for global merger

10 July 2017

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Essilor International (Compagnie Générale d’Optique) S.A. and Luxottica Group S.p.A relating to the global merger of the two parties.

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Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Tronox/Cristal merger

7 July 2017

The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Preliminary Issues relating to Tronox Limited’s proposed acquisition of National Titanium Dioxide Company Ltd (Cristal).

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June 2017

Update on Vero’s application to acquire Tower

30 June 2017

The Commerce Commission has agreed to extend the date for its final decision on Vero Insurance’s application seeking clearance to purchase 100% of the shares in Tower.

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HealthCare NZ seeks clearance to acquire Geneva Healthcare Group

30 June 2017

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Healthcare of New Zealand Holdings Limited (HealthCare NZ) to acquire 100% of the shares in Geneva Healthcare Limited and its related companies: Geneva Clean Limited, My Skill Limited, Geneva Health Technology Limited and Geneva Care Limited (Geneva Healthcare Group).

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Tronox seeks clearance to acquire the titanium dioxide pigment business of Cristal

27 June 2017

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Tronox Limited (Tronox) to acquire the titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment business of National Titanium Dioxide Company Ltd (Cristal).

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May 2017

Commission declines NZME/Fairfax merger

3 May 2017

The Commerce Commission has today released its final decision declining authorisation for NZME and Fairfax to merge their media operations in New Zealand.

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April 2017

Commission grants authorisation to Nelson and Tasman Councils’ joint landfill application

24 April 2017

The Commerce Commission has granted authorisation, subject to conditions, to allow the Nelson City Council and the Tasman District Council to form a business unit to jointly operate the two landfills in the Nelson-Tasman region.

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Property Brokers Manawatu and director fined $1.5m in price fixing case

10 April 2017

Property Brokers Limited and its director Tim Mordaunt have been ordered to pay penalties totalling $1.5 million in a judgment today of the High Court, following a hearing in March.

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March 2017

Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Spark / TeamTalk merger

31 March 2017

The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Preliminary Issues relating to Spark New Zealand Trading Limited’s proposed acquisition of TeamTalk Limited.

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Further extension to NZME/Fairfax merger

29 March 2017

On Wednesday 22 March the Commission received a lengthy submission from NZME and Fairfax providing further analysis and expert evidence in support of its merger authorisation application.

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Spark seeks clearance to acquire TeamTalk

20 March 2017

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Spark New Zealand Trading Limited (Spark) to, either directly or indirectly, acquire up to 100% of the shares of TeamTalk Limited.

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Commission reaches preliminary view to authorise Nelson and Tasman Councils’ joint landfill application

17 March 2017

The Commerce Commission has reached a preliminary view that, subject to a condition, it should allow the Nelson City Council and the Tasman District Council to form a business unit to jointly operate the two landfills in the Nelson-Tasman region.

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Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Vero / Tower

16 March 2017

The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Preliminary Issues relating to the proposed acquisition of Tower by Vero.

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Vero seeks clearance to acquire Tower

3 March 2017

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Vero Insurance New Zealand Limited to acquire up to 100% of the shares in Tower Limited.

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Commission declines clearance for sprinkler inspection services merger

3 March 2017

The Commerce Commission has declined to grant clearance for Aon New Zealand to acquire the fire sprinkler and alarm inspection business of Fire Protection Inspection Services Limited.

 

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February 2017

Commission declines clearance for Vodafone/Sky merger

23 February 2017

The Commerce Commission has declined to grant clearance for the proposed merger of Sky Network Television and Vodafone New Zealand.

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