27 May 2005The Commerce Commission is warning the public and retailers that unsafe novelty cigarette lighters may be on sale to the public.
18 May 2005The Commerce Commission has issued warnings to individual GPs who met last year and collectively decided to set a maximum fee level for a specific group of patients. The GPs were proposing then to join the Dunedin Primary Health Organisation (PHO).
18 May 2005The Commerce Commission is writing to bicycle importers and distributors nationwide requesting a voluntary recall of potentially unsafe 'retro'-style bicycles.
17 May 2005Internet service provider Slingshot has accepted, in a settlement with the Commerce Commission, that its most recent television advertising campaign was liable to mislead consumers.
16 May 2005The Commerce Commission has cleared PPCS Limited (PPCS) to acquire a 19.9% shareholding of Killin Limited and a 60.2% shareholding of New Zealand Deer Farms Limited in Venison Rotorua Limited (VRL).
16 May 2005"Bin it" is the strong advice from the Commerce Commission on a new chain letter promising enormous riches for practically no outlay.
Telecommunications Act: Commission releases draft determination on number portability functions and standards
12 May 2005The Commission today released a draft determination setting out the functions and standards of the system for local and cellular telephone number portability. This decision complements an earlier draft determination on the allocation of the costs of number portability implementation.
6 May 2005The Commerce Commission has cleared Provet NZ Pty Limited (Provet) to acquire the business and assets of National Veterinary Supplies Limited (NVS).
6 May 2005The Commerce Commission has completed the third quarter of its monitoring of uptake of residential broadband services provided or supported by Telecom New Zealand Limited.
4 May 2005The Commerce Commission has issued separate warnings to six Manawatu-based funeral directors. The funeral directors submitted a joint tender to the police for a contract to transfer deceased persons that put them at risk of breaching the price fixing provisions of the Commerce Act.
Empower fined $30,000 : businesses reminded that they are responsible for the actions of contracted agents
4 May 2005Empower Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Contact Energy Ltd, has been fined $30,000 after pleading guilty to breaching the Fair Trading Act in relation to misleading potential customers about Empower's prices and the need for services, and false or misleading representation that customers had agreed to acquire electricity from Empower. In the Auckland District Court, Judge O'Donovan fined Empower $6,000 and $130 court costs on each of the five charges.