29 October 1999The establishment board for the proposed merger of the Dairy Board and up to eight dairy companies today withdrew its application for Commerce Commission authorisation of the proposal.
28 October 1999The Commerce Commission has given an exemption under section 81 of the Electricity Industry Reform Act (the EIR Act) to Colonial First State Property (NZ) Limited (CFSPL) and certain other New Zealand subsidiaries of the Colonial Group and persons which are involved with Colonial's property investment activities in New Zealand. The exemption is from the application of certain sections of the EIR Act for specified property investment and management activities which relate to the Colonial Group in New Zealand.
19 October 1999Commerce Commission action has stopped potential breaches of the Commerce Act by the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust (ARHT) and the Order of Saint John Auckland Region (OSJ).
11 October 1999The Commerce Commission has received an application from Fletcher Challenge Steel Products Limited for clearance to acquire Steel and Tube Holdings Limited.
11 October 1999The Commerce Commission is throwing off its enforcement hat this week in favour of friendly visits to educate Hamilton traders. They will be joined by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs.
6 October 1999The Auckland High Court today found that the Commerce Commission has proved its case that Caltex (NZ) Limited, Mobil Oil New Zealand Limited and Shell New Zealand Limited had acted anti-competitively and breached the Commerce Act by price fixing.
5 October 1999Commerce Commission action in the travel industry has continued with Judge Graeme Noble in the Christchurch District Court fining Gullivers Pacific Group Limited, trading as Budget Travel, $8,000 for breaching the Fair Trading Act.