22 November 1998The Commerce Commission is reminding all electricity retailers, new and old, that claims they make about their own and competitors' services must be accurate or they risk misleading consumers and breaching the Fair Trading Act.
20 November 1998The Auckland High Court today rejected an appeal by Ashley Guy Rhodes and his companies and upheld the highest total fines to date under the Fair Trading Act.
19 November 1998In the first case where the Commerce Commission has been asked to look at the proposed amalgamation of hospital and health service providers, the Commission today cleared the merger of Western Bay Health Limited and Eastbay Health Limited.
19 November 1998The Commerce Commission has received an application from Central Electric Limited for an exemption from the Electricity Industry Reform Act (EIR Act) so that it can buy the Monowai Power Station from The Power Company Limited.
17 November 1998The Commerce Commission has received an application from Contact Energy Limited for clearance to acquire the gas retailing business of Enerco New Zealand Limited.
13 November 1998The Commerce Commission's preliminary view is that it would authorise the proposed agreement and arrangements among users of the national electricity grid relating to the security of the grid.
12 November 1998The Commerce Commission today received the first application for an exemption from the Electricity Industry Reform Act (EIR Act).
11 November 1998The Commerce Commission today cleared Natural Gas Corporation of New Zealand Limited (NGC) to acquire the gas trading assets of Taranaki gas and electricity utility, Powerco Limited.
More court action, settlements and higher penalties as Commission criteria take effect: Annual Report
10 November 1998The Commerce Commission's Annual Report shows that the Commission took more court action, achieved more settlements and won higher penalties in court than previously.
8 November 1998In a settlement with the Commerce Commission, Sanitarium has agreed that its "So Good" soy drink television advertising did not accurately describe the effect of "So Good" on cholesterol.
7 November 1998The Commerce Commission this afternoon received an application from Massey University for clearance of a merger of the University with the Auckland College of Education.
4 November 1998Yesterday, in a move significant for the whole health sector, the Commerce Commission has for the first time been asked to look at a proposed merger in the sector.