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Every two months the Commerce Commission publishes feature articles in the newsletter Bulletin – News direct from the Commerce Commission.

The Bulletin covers a mix of regulation and competition issues. Articles inform about the Commission's thinking, feature case studies and general Commission news. The newsletter also contains updates on consultations, highlight new resources on our website and international news.

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Read previous editions of Bulletin in the Archive.

Welcome from Brent Alderton – August 2017

Published on 17 August 2017

Welcome to this edition of Bulletin.

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Commission releases video guidance on discount claims

Published on 17 August 2017

The Commerce Commission has released video guidance for retailers on how to avoid making misleading discount claims.

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Competition Matters 2017 a sold-out success

Published on 17 August 2017

The Competition Matters 2017 conference was a sold-out success with around 250 delegates attending over the 2 days.

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Credit fee guidelines issued to industry

Published on 17 August 2017

The Commerce Commission has released its Consumer Credit Fees Guidelines, to provide guidance for lenders in setting credit fees.

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Vector to return $13.9 million to Auckland electricity consumers

Published on 17 August 2017

On 7 July we announced electricity lines company Vector would return $13.9 million to Auckland electricity consumers after it breached its regulated price path by collecting more revenue than it was entitled to in the 2014 and 2015 financial years.

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Retail telecommunications a priority for 2017/18

Published on 17 August 2017

At our recent Competition Matters conference we outlined our priorities for the upcoming year, including our focus on retail telecommunications across both our consumer and regulation work.

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Welcome from Brent Alderton – May 2017

Published on 18 May 2017

Welcome to this edition of Bulletin.

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The NZME/Fairfax final decision

Published on 18 May 2017

Last week we released our final decision declining the NZME and Fairfax application to merge their media businesses. This was the third large-scale merger application we have assessed in the past 18 months, following on from the Z Energy/Chevron and Vodafone/Sky decisions.

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Airport price setting events

Published on 18 May 2017

As an organisation, we are responsible for monitoring and reporting on the performance of the international airports in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch under information disclosure regulation.

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Retailers put on alert about using misleading pricing

Published on 18 May 2017

Thousands of retailers have received an open letter from the Commerce Commission, highlighting pricing practices which might breach the law, and offering guidance on how to avoid them.

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