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April 2015

Commerce Commission declines Reckitt Benckiser lubricant merger

24 April 2015

The Commerce Commission has declined an application from Reckitt Benckiser Group, owners of Durex, to purchase Johnson & Johnson’s K-Y brand and product assets.

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Commerce Commission prosecutes Twenty Fifty Club

24 April 2015

Twenty Fifty Club Ltd and its sole director Gavin John Marsich have today appeared in the Manukau District Court facing 17 charges in relation to its pay-day loans business.

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Commission releases draft decision on Transpower’s NIGU application

23 April 2015

The Commerce Commission has today released a draft decision on Transpower’s application seeking to recover its overspend on the North Island Grid Upgrade Project (NIGU).

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Commission releases draft analysis of Wellington Airport’s revised pricing

17 April 2015

The Commerce Commission has today released its draft report indicating Wellington Airport is now targeting returns for the period from 1 June 2014 to 31 March 2019 that fall within an estimated range of acceptable returns.

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Statement of preliminary issues for Staple’s application to acquire Office Depot

17 April 2015

The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to an application from Staples, Inc to acquire all of the shares in Office Depot, Inc.

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Commerce Commission to consider office products merger

7 April 2015

The Commerce Commission has received an application from Staples, Inc seeking clearance to acquire all of the shares in Office Depot, Inc.

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Commission encourages businesses to ensure customers are not misled by surcharges

2 April 2015

Many businesses apply surcharges to recover additional costs such as higher staff wages on public holidays. Businesses must ensure any surcharge is clearly disclosed and the reasons for the surcharge are accurately described or they may risk breaching the Fair Trading Act.

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Commerce Commission authorises INC Code restrictions on the marketing of infant formula

2 April 2015

The Commerce Commission has authorised members of the Infant Nutrition Council (INC) to follow their Code of Practice that restricts advertising and marketing of infant formula for children under six months of age.

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Commission to review regulated broadband non-price terms

1 April 2015

The Commerce Commission has today announced it will formally review the non-price terms of the Unbundled Bitstream Access (UBA) Standard Terms Determination (STD) under the Telecommunications Act.

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March 2015

Court of Appeal rejects MTF Sportzone credit fees appeal

31 March 2015

The Court of Appeal has dismissed Motor Trade Finance Limited (MTF) and Sportzone Motorcycles Limited’s appeal in the long-running credit fees case brought by the Commerce Commission.

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Connor Healthcare appeals Commission decision declining clearance

31 March 2015

Connor Healthcare Limited has filed an appeal in the High Court against the Commission’s decision declining clearance for it to acquire all the shares in Acurity Health Group Limited it did not already own.

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Commission seeks cross-submissions on new evidence

31 March 2015

The Commerce Commission is seeking cross-submissions on substantive new evidence contained in a cross-submission from Chorus, as part of the UBA/UCLL final pricing principle consultation.

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Commerce Commission issues draft determination on wool scouring assets application

26 March 2015

The Commerce Commission has reached a preliminary view that it should allow Cavalier Wool Holdings to acquire 100 per cent of New Zealand Wool Services International's wool scouring business and assets.

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Commission closes investigation into Wilson Parking’s acquisition of Tournament

24 March 2015

The Commerce Commission is taking no further action in its investigation into Wilson Parking New Zealand Limited’s acquisition of rival Tournament Parking Limited’s parking assets.

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Commission to begin enforcing unfair contract terms tomorrow

16 March 2015

The Commerce Commission will begin enforcing the new unfair contract terms provisions of the Fair Trading Act when they take effect tomorrow, with no grace period for businesses.

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Commission targets ‘opt out’ pricing as Air New Zealand agrees to change how it sells travel insurance

6 March 2015

The Commerce Commission is calling on New Zealand businesses to scrap the use of ‘opt out’ pricing after gaining agreement from Air New Zealand that it will end its practice of pre-selecting travel insurance for customers when selling tickets online.

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Commission uses new enforcement tools

6 March 2015

The Commerce Commission has used the new enforcement tools granted as part of the Consumer Law Reform last year to issue infringement notices for the first time to motor vehicle dealers in Auckland and Christchurch.

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Commerce Commission reaches preliminary view to authorise restrictions on the marketing of infant formula

3 March 2015

The Commerce Commission has reached a preliminary view that it should allow members of the Infant Nutrition Council (INC) to restrict their advertising and marketing of infant formula for children under six months of age.

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February 2015

Commerce Commission releases final decision on Transpower’s Upper South Island reliability project amendment application

26 February 2015

The Commerce Commission has released its final decision approving Transpower’s application for an amendment to the Stage 1 Upper South Island reliability project.

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Commission releases approach to unfair contract terms

25 February 2015

The Commerce Commission has today published its final Unfair Contract Terms Guidelines and its approach to enforcing the new unfair contract terms law when it takes effect next month.

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Commission settles with Westpac over interest rate swaps

17 February 2015

The Commerce Commission has reached a $2.97 million settlement with Westpac in relation to its marketing, promotion and sale of interest rate swaps to rural customers between 2005 and 2012.

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January 2015

Commerce Commission grants clearance to baby products merger

29 January 2015

The Commerce Commission has granted clearance to Mayborn Group Limited to acquire certain assets from Jackel Pty Limited, including intellectual property rights to the Tommee Tippee brands and trademarks for New Zealand.

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