28 December 1995One problem that the Commerce Commission found occurring again and again in 1995 was illegal pricing.
22 December 1995The Commerce Commission has cleared Australian Consolidated Press NZ Ltd (ACP) to buy two magazines published by Wilson and Horton, the Listener and New Zealand Woman's Weekly.
20 December 1995The 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.
18 December 1995The Commerce Commission is warning people that in some cases they may not be able to get refunds or exchanges for gifts.
12 December 1995The Commerce Commission today cleared Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) to acquire up to 100 percent of Forestry Corporation of New Zealand's Central North Island assets or up to 100 percent of its shares.
8 December 1995The Commerce Commission today announced its timetable for considering Air New Zealand's application to buy Ansett Australia shares.
1 December 1995The Commerce Commission today received an application by Air New Zealand under s 67 of the Commerce Act 1986. The application relates to the proposed acquisition by Air New Zealand of 25% of Ansett Australia, currently held by TNT, with a call option for a further 25%.
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.
22 November 1995The Commerce Commission expects companies to exercise their judgement and to contact it if they are unsure about business acquisitions they may become involved in.
21 November 1995The 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.
20 November 1995Commerce Commission staff will be visiting shops and speaking at meetings in Hamilton and Cambridge this week.
17 November 1995In the first defended case of its kind, the Auckland District Court has today defined when so called interest "free" offers are misleading and breach the Fair Trading Act.
17 November 1995The Commerce Commission today cleared Wormald New Zealand Ltd to acquire the assets of the fire equipment division of Carbonic Industries Ltd.
13 November 1995Benchmark Building Supplies Ltd has been fined $1000 today for its second conviction for selling falsely graded timber.
9 November 1995The Commerce Commission today cleared TVNZ's subsidiary, Horizon Pacific Television Limited, to acquire the assets of CTV.
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.
3 November 1995The Commerce Commission has cleared United Environmental Group Ltd to
27 October 1995The Commerce Commission is continuing to monitor discussions between Air New Zealand and other parties which might lead to Air New Zealand acquiring an interest in Ansett Australia.
13 October 1995The Commerce Commission has cleared Aspak Foods Ltd to acquire the Abels' industrial fats and oils business, a division of Unilever NZ Ltd.
13 October 1995The Commerce Commission has today cleared J Wattie Foods Ltd to acquire four business units operated by Kraft General Foods New Zealand Ltd.
10 October 1995The Commerce Commission today cleared the Tiong Group's subsidiary Karamea Holdings to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Salmond Smith Biolab (SSB).
1 October 1995The combination of competition and trade policy reform has put New Zealand in a strong position to take advantage of increasing international opportunities, particularly in fast growing South-East Asian markets, Australian economists are being told by Commerce Commission Chairman Dr Alan Bollard.
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.
26 September 1995The Commerce Commission today cleared a proposal which would result in Telecom acquiring a 25 percent interest in Sky Network Television.
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.
12 September 1995The Commerce Commission conference to consider Telecom's proposal to take a 25 percent interest in Sky Network Television begins in Wellington tomorrow.
7 September 1995The Commerce Commission today cleared the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission to acquire up to 100 percent of the shares in Salmond Smith Biolab (SSB) or all of SSB's fishing assets.
6 September 1995*Date*September 13-14
31 August 1995Canon New Zealand Limited has admitted breaching the Commerce Act by trying to prevent Edge Computers discounting printers.
29 August 1995The 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.
28 August 1995A group of tourist industry companies has settled with the Commerce Commission, signing an undertaking to stop price fixing by setting standard commission rates.
26 August 1995The 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.
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 August 1995The Commerce Commission and Telecom have agreed to a further extension of time before the Commission decides on a proposal which would give Telecom a 25 percent shareholding in Sky.
7 August 1995A Christchurch Ford dealer, Team Hutchinson Ford, has been fined $2,000 for misleading people about the price of cars after a warning from the Commerce Commission.
2 August 1995In 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.
21 July 1995Commerce Commission Chairman, Dr Alan Bollard, will chair an Asia Pacific Economic
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.
12 July 1995The Commerce Commission has said its preliminary view is that it will authorise amended by-laws for the Sydney Futures Exchange Clearing House (SFECH).
23 June 1995The Commerce Commission had received 11 submissions on the proposed Waikato Health and Midland Health mental health contracts by yesterday evening.
9 June 1995Invercargill Ford dealer, Macaulay Motors Limited, has been fined $50,000 for calling used cars new in the Invercargill District Court today.
8 June 1995The Commerce Commission said today, that based on the information currently available to it, at this stage it could not authorise the Health Waikato and Midland Health mental health services and facilities contracts.
2 June 1995The 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.
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.
26 May 1995The Commerce Commission has cleared Wilson and Horton Limited, publisher of the New Zealand Herald, to increase its shareholding in Northern Publishing Company Limited from 19.9 percent to 100 percent.
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
2 May 1995The 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.
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.
12 April 1995The Commerce Commission today cleared Port of Wellington Limited to buy all of the shares in Container Terminals Limited.
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.
31 March 1995The Commerce Commission this week withdrew its long running action against Telecom relating to Megaplan pricing.
29 March 1995The Commerce Commission has warned electricity companies it will take a tougher line with them now that the settling down period after deregulation is over.
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.
13 March 1995Commerce Commission investigators visiting Palmerston North, Napier and Hastings were pleased with business people's willingness to learn about the Fair Trading Act, especially as some of them had a lot to learn.
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.
17 February 1995In 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.
10 February 1995Australian's look to New Zealand experience in competition law
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.
13 January 1995The 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.