30 January 2001The Commerce Commission has received an application from P&O Cold Logistics (NZ) Limited for clearance for a possible acquisition of some of the assets of Eskimo Logistics Group Limited and ELG Properties Limited. The possible acquisition does not include the freight forwarding and cold storage businesses of Eskimo's subsidiary Eskimo International Ltd.
26 January 2001The Commerce Commission has cleared Milburn New Zealand Limited, to acquire ready-mixed concrete supplier, Isaac Concrete Limited, which is a subsidiary of the Isaac Construction Company Limited.
Commission says BASF, Roche and Rhone were price fixing, but NZ limitation period and international jurisdiction issues prevent New Zealand court action
25 January 2001The Commerce Commission has warned the New Zealand subsidiaries of three multi-national vitamin companies for entering into market sharing and price fixing agreements. The Commission has told the companies that they would have faced charges of price fixing in New Zealand if it were not for the three-year limitation period in the Commerce Act.
23 January 2001Commerce Commission Chair John Belgrave said today that this year the Commission has six issues on which it will focus special attention, in addition to continuing its general enforcement of the Commerce, Fair Trading and Electricity Industry Reform Acts.
19 January 2001The Commerce Commission has exempted Tower Ltd and one of its subsidiaries from the application of the cross-ownership rules of the Electricity Industry Reform Act.
16 January 2001Charging up to $2,000 for what it described as "free" warranties cost car dealer Greymouth Car Centre Limited a $7,000 fine in the Greymouth District Court today. Court costs of $130.00 and Solicitors fees of $500 were also imposed.
Commission reschedules timetable for price control study of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch Airports
12 January 2001The Commerce Commission has rescheduled the timetable for its price control study of airfield activities at Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch International Airports. This will not change the end date by which the Commission is required to report to the Minister of Commerce.