31 May 2001The Commerce Commission today cleared Fletcher Building Products Limited to acquire the assets, relating to the manufacture of wooden doors, of Carter Holt Harvey Limited's division Carter Holt Harvey Doors (CHH Doors).
31 May 2001The Commerce Commission today cleared Nelson Pine Industries Limited (NPIL) to acquire Rayonier MDF New Zealand, which is Rayonier's medium density fibreboard plant at Mataura.
30 May 2001The Christchurch District Court today fined one of the country's biggest security firms, Signature Security Systems Limited, $10,500 for making misleading claims about the cost of its monitored alarms.
30 May 2001The Commerce Commission has 11 applications for clearance of business acquisitions on hand. This is the highest number in the last 10 years.
30 May 2001When the Auckland District Court fined ABC Motor Group Limited $13,500 today, it was the third car dealer fined in nine days for breaching the Fair Trading Act.
28 May 2001The Commerce Commission is circulating a Practice Note to explain its approach to the changed threshold for business acquisitions under the amendments to section 47 of the Commerce Act.
25 May 2001The Commerce Commission has received an application from Progressive Enterprises Limited to acquire all the shares in Woolworths (New Zealand) Limited.
24 May 2001The Commerce Commission has received an application from Computershare Registry Services Limited to acquire all the shares or assets of BT Portfolio Services (NZ) Limited.
23 May 2001The Commerce Commission has received an application from Caltex New Zealand Limited to acquire up to 100 percent of the shares in Challenge Petroleum Limited (CPL).
21 May 2001The Commerce Commission has received an application from Howard Smith Limited to acquire OPSM Protector Limited's Protector Supply Group.
$14,000 in fines for Ford dealers set Fair Trading precedents for newspaper, magazine and other print advertising
21 May 2001"The Commerce Commission's view, that newspaper, magazine and other print advertising cannot use small print to correct a misleading claim, had not previously been tested in court," said Commission Chair John Belgrave. "All previous convictions had involved either guilty pleas or television advertising.
18 May 2001The Commerce Commission today declined to clear Mainland Products Limited to acquire Southern Fresh Milk Company Limited.
18 May 2001The Commerce Commission has received an application from Lowe Corporation Limited to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Colyer Mair Limited.
17 May 2001The Commerce Commission has received an application for a yet to be formed joint venture company to acquire specified merino wool assets from Merino New Zealand Limited and Wrightson Limited.
Commission to decide on CHH's proposed acquisition of Central North Island Forest Partnership on May 30
16 May 2001The Commerce Commission is now due to make its decision on Carter Holt Harvey Limited's (CHH) application for clearance to acquire the Central North Island Forest Partnership on May 30.
Harvey Norman fined $7,500 for misleading claims about computer screens: advertisers must understand technical terms that they use
11 May 2001The conviction and fining of Harvey Norman Stores (NZ) Pty Limited in the Manukau District Court today is a warning to all advertisers who use technical terms: they must understand what the terms mean.
11 May 2001The Commerce Commission today cleared McCain Foods (NZ) Limited to acquire Heinz Wattie's Limited's potato and vegetable processing factory at Feilding.
10 May 2001The Commerce Commission has received an application from Natural Gas Corporation (NGC) for clearance to acquire the gas network in the Hutt Valley, Tawa and Porirua areas currently owned by AGL NZ Energy. NGC is 66 percent owned by AGL.
9 May 2001Commerce Commission staff will be visiting shops today to check that cots are not dangerous to infants.
8 May 2001Not honouring a settlement with the Commerce Commission has led to furniture retailer Redpath International Limited being fined $5,000 for breaching the Fair Trading Act.
7 May 2001The Commerce Commission has received two separate applications for clearance of business acquisitions in the wood products industry.
4 May 2001The Commerce Commission has commenced court action against British American Tobacco Holdings (NZ) Limited (BAT) alleging that the acquisition by BAT of WD & HO Wills (New Zealand) Limited (Wills NZ) in 1999 contravened section 47 of the Commerce Act.
1 May 2001The Commerce Commission has today discontinued its proceedings against Fletcher Challenge Limited, Fletcher Challenge Energy Limited, Electricity Corporation of New Zealand and Genesis Power Limited in relation to the Kupe gas field following the conclusion of a confidential settlement between the parties.