Enforcement Response Register

This register contains warnings, settlements and judgments since 1 January 2014 under the Fair Trading Act 1986, the Commerce Act 1986, and the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003.

It does not contain all enforcement responses before this date or enforcement responses withheld under the Official Information Act 1982.

Please note that judgments will be published as we receive them from the Court. This can sometimes be several months after the relevant hearing.

Selected Judgments

Enforcement Response Guidelines

Our guidelines describe how the Commission enforces New Zealand's fair trading, competition and credit contract laws.

Parties Act/Section Description Resolution Year
TrustPower Limited Fair Trading Act 11 Misleading its customers about the nature of a power bill review service. Fined $17,000. Judgment 2009
Brownlie Brothers Limited Fair Trading Act 13(a), 13(j) Misleading representations as to the country of origin of fruit juice. Fined $45,000, costs ordered $6780. Judgment 2009
Phonographic Performances NZ Limited (PPNZ) Commerce Act 27 Alleged anti-competitive agreement between New Zealand's central copyright licensor and major copyright owners of sound recordings and music videos Settlement 2009
Vodafone made false or misleading representations with respect to price by representing on invoices issued to customers who signed up to the Red Essentials Plan for mobile phones the incorrect price payable for such services. Sentencing Notes
Vodafone New Zealand Limited Vodafone made false or misleading representations with respect to price by representing on invoices issued to customers who signed up to the Red Essentials Plan for mobile phones the incorrect price payable for such services. Sentencing Notes