16 December 1994The conference of interested parties to the meat companies' consortium application for authorisation of the proposal to buy and then close the Weddel meat processing plants will be open to the media.
12 December 1994The Commerce Commission today cleared Mercury Energy Limited to buy up to 100 percent of the shares of Power New Zealand Limited.
5 December 1994Including submissions delivered today, the Commerce Commission has received 27 submissions in response to its draft determination on the proposal by a consortium of meat companies to buy the Weddel meat processing plants and then close them.
28 November 1994The Commerce Commission and Mercury Energy Limited have agreed to extend the deadline for a decision on Mercury's application for clearance to buy up to 100 percent of Power New Zealand Limited shares.
26 November 1994The Commerce Commission is concerned about many businesses' poor knowledge of the toy safety standard.
25 November 1994
Summary appears on the In Consultation pages
24 November 1994The Commerce Commission today warned people that promotions offering free airfares to Hawaii may have expensive strings attached.
24 November 1994Working together against a competitor has cost a group of Blenheim and Picton real estate agents $62,800.
18 November 1994The Commerce Commission today released a draft determination saying the proposal by a consortium of meat companies to buy and then close the Weddel meat processing plants would be likely to substantially lessen competition and that this anti-competitive effect would not be outweighed by public benefits.
11 November 1994Power New Zealand Limited has applied to the Commerce Commission for clearance of its bid to buy up to 100 percent of Energy Direct Corporation Limited shares.
11 November 1994The Commerce Commission has today accepted an amendment to the application by a consortium of 15 meat companies for approval to buy the Weddel meat processing plants.
4 November 1994The Commerce Commission today cleared a joint venture of three companies, Newco Limited, to buy 49 percent of the shares of Capital Power Limited currently on offer.
3 November 1994The Commerce Commission has received 16 submissions on the bid by a consortium of meat companies to buy the Weddel meat processing plants.
1 November 1994Gas company Enerco has withdrawn its application for authorisation of its bid to buy 49 percent of Wellington electricity company Capital Power.
15 October 1994The Commerce Commission has released guidelines explaining how it will analyse public benefits and detriments when considering matters under the Commerce Act.
14 October 1994The preliminary view of the Commerce Commission is that significant public benefits would need to be shown before it could authorise Enerco New Zealand Ltd buying 49% of Capital Power.
14 October 1994Benchmark Building Supplies Ltd and one of its managers today admitted deliberately falsifying timber grades and charging customers for more timber than was supplied.
12 October 1994A consortium of 15 meat companies has applied to the Commerce Commission for authorisation of arrangements relating to their bid to buy Weddel's meat processing plants.
7 October 1994The Commerce Commission has concluded that the company proposed by international shipping interests to co-ordinate coastal movement of cargo, Coast Line, would have been likely to breach the Commerce Act.
7 October 1994Commerce Commission action against Auckland companies Tasman Charter Flights Ltd and Air Australia Worldwide Marketing Ltd continued in the Auckland High Court today.
6 October 1994The conviction of East Coast Credit Control Ltd and its sales manager Alan Murray is a warning to the whole debt collecting industry, Commerce Commission Chairman Alan Bollard said today.
3 October 1994The Commerce Commission today gained temporary injunctions stopping two Auckland companies, Tasman Charter Flights Ltd and Air Australia Worldwide Marketing Ltd, trading as they have been.
3 October 1994Bed manufacturer Sealy New Zealand Limited had a $30,000 penalty imposed on it for trying to stop a Christchurch store discounting its beds.
30 September 1994The Commerce Commission has cleared Lower Hutt based electricity and gas utility, EnergyDirect Corporation, to buy 49% of the Wellington electricity utility Capital Power Ltd.
23 September 1994Paragraph 5 of the media release made this afternoon:
23 September 1994The Commerce Commission is becoming concerned that it has not yet been asked to authorise a consortium bid for Weddel Crown's meat processing plants.
22 September 1994What would happen to competition if Wellington's gas supplier also owned 49 percent of its electricity company?
2 September 1994Commerce Commission Chairman Alan Bollard has been invited to Japan to speak to business people and government officials about New Zealand's experience in economic deregulation.