So are businesses throughout the country, because the Rugby World Cup 2011 is also a great business opportunity.
The Commerce Commission helps inform and protect consumers and ensure businesses participate on a level playing field. We enforce legislation that prohibits businesses from making misleading representations about their goods and services and stops anti-competitive behaviour in the market place. New Zealand want everyone's experience at the Rugby World Cup 2011 to be memorable for all the right reasons, so the Commerce Commission wants to make sure that consumers and businesses know their rights and obligations under New Zealand consumer legislation.
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May 2011 - Fair play on and off the field - know your rights as a consumer
1 November 2010 - Rugby World Cup 2011 - Commerce Commission focuses on fair play
Whether you are a New Zealander or a visitor from overseas, it is important to know your rights as a consumer.
As the country prepares for the increasing number of overseas visitors expected for the Rugby World Cup 2011, the Commission is paying particular attention to those sectors providing goods and services to tourists to encourage compliance with competition and consumer legislation.