28 December 1995One problem that the Commerce Commission found occurring again and again in 1995 was illegal pricing.
29 November 1995An Auckland appliance retailer, 2M Corporation, was fined $2,000 plus court costs in the Auckland District Court today for misrepresenting the price of television sets.
26 November 1995With Christmas shopping starting, the Commerce Commission is warning consumers about product safety standards.
24 November 1995Repeating false claims about the bicycle safety standard cost the Warehouse $3,000 in the Wellington District Court today.
20 November 1995Commerce Commission staff will be visiting shops and speaking at meetings in Hamilton and Cambridge this week.
13 November 1995Benchmark Building Supplies Ltd has been fined $1000 today for its second conviction for selling falsely graded timber.
8 November 1995Having a manager forget about a Commerce Commission warning has led to a wholesaler which supplied retailers throughout New Zealand, Butlers Equestrian Supplies Ltd, being fined $1,000 for breaching the Fair Trading Act.
28 September 1995A Christchurch lawyer, John Rutherford and a company of which he is a director, Rural Management Limited, have been fined a total of $20,000 for misleading people about land being sub-divided.
28 September 1995In a landmark decision that has implications for all retailers in New Zealand, the Court of Appeal yesterday defined when so called "free" promotions are misleading under the Fair Trading Act.
21 September 1995Auckland property developer, Lifeforce 2000 Limited, yesterday gave undertakings to the High Court that it will stop taking on new customers until it has registered a prospectus that accurately explains its scheme.
23 August 1995For its second breach of a product safety standard in less than a year, Deka New Zealand Limited has been fined $10,000 after admitted selling a dangerous bicycle in the North Shore District Court today.
15 August 1995A Wellington shoe shop, Ashley Ardrey, has been fined $1,000 for selling Franco Burrone shoes with no country of origin labels despite an earlier warning from the Commerce Commission.
15 August 1995A Christchurch lawyer, John Rutherford, and a company of which he is a director, Rural Management Limited, have been found guilty of misleading people about land being subdivided.
14 August 1995Dress for Less has been fined $6,500 for selling clothes which did not meet the children's night clothes safety standard, after it was warned by the Commerce Commission.
14 July 1995The Warehouse has been fined $20,000 after admitting selling unsafe bicycles despite an earlier warning from the Commerce Commission. The case was heard in the Auckland District Court today.
9 June 1995Invercargill Ford dealer, Macaulay Motors Limited, has been fined $50,000 for calling used cars new in the Invercargill District Court today.
2 June 1995After only four days the Commerce Commission is having to print more copies of its booklet which lists signs that break the law and business practices that risk breaking the law.
27 May 1995The Commerce Commission has published lists of common business signs that break the law, and common terms of trade, contracts, and business practices that risk breaking the law.
3 May 1995A Wellington toy shop, Hocus Pocus Toys, has admitted selling a dangerous toy.
3 May 1995The Commerce Commission invites your consumer affairs reporter to a seminar on product safety standards and consumer information standards on
18 April 1995Concern about duty free promotions will be on the agenda when Commerce Commission staff visit shops and speak at meetings in Queenstown and Wanaka on April 26 and 27.
10 April 1995by Keith Manch, Fair Trading Manager, Commerce Commission
7 April 1995Invercargill Ford dealer, Macaulay Motors Limited, has been found guilty of four charges after leasing a used car while claiming it was new and selling a new car with a used transmission.
5 April 1995The High Court in Christchurch has today upheld convictions against Megavitamin Laboratories (NZ) Limited and Dr Warren Stewart for making false claims about vitamin pills.
27 March 1995A Christchurch company, Staircase Bags and Accessories Limited, and one of its directors, Dorothy Francis, has to pay fines and costs totalling $1,385 for claiming Malaysian-made bags were made in Italy.
21 February 1995Commerce Commission staff will be visiting shops and speaking at meetings in Napier and Hastings next week.
21 February 1995Commerce Commission staff will be visiting shops and speaking at meetings in Palmerston North next week.
17 February 1995OJ's orange juice, a mixture of juice concentrate, tap water, sugar and preservatives, cannot be described as "100% pure" its Levin manufacturers O and K Limited has learned.
19 January 1995The Commerce Commission advises businesses they should not become involved in promotion of free travel to Hawaii offered by Aloha Holidays unless they exercise considerable caution.