2018

April 2018

Feedback wanted on funding for future fibre regulation

30 April 2018

The Commerce Commission is seeking feedback from the telecommunications sector on the funding for its plan to implement new regulation for fibre networks.

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Biggest truck shop fine so far, total fines reach nearly $1.6 million

30 April 2018

In the biggest fine so far handed down against a mobile trader, Mobile Shop Limited (Mobile Shop) has been fined $330,000 for breaches of consumer laws. The sentence brings the total fines handed down in 13 Commerce Commission prosecutions of mobile traders to $1.56 million.

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Study to improve understanding of fibre services ahead of future regulation

27 April 2018

The Commerce Commission has launched a study of fibre services, to help it prepare for future regulation of fibre networks.

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Charges filed against Noel Leeming for misrepresenting consumers’ rights

27 April 2018

The Commerce Commission has laid nine charges against retailer Noel Leeming Group Limited (Noel Leeming), for alleged misrepresentations about consumers’ rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA).

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Commission concerned Auckland Airport's profits may be too high

26 April 2018

The Commerce Commission is concerned Auckland International Airport’s profits may be too high over the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2022.

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Commission files proceedings against Nelson pharmacy and directors for alleged price fixing

26 April 2018

The Commerce Commission has filed civil proceedings in the Nelson High Court against Prices Pharmacy 2011 Limited and its directors for alleged price-fixing.

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First sentence handed down in Commission's investigation into steel mesh

26 April 2018

Timber King Limited and NZ Steel Distributor Limited (NZSD) have been fined $400,950 for making false and misleading representations relating to their steel mesh products which are used to strengthen buildings.

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Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Ingenico/Paymark

23 April 2018

The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Preliminary Issues relating to an application by Ingenico Group SA (Ingenico) to acquire 100% of the shares in Paymark Limited (Paymark).

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Ingenico seeks clearance to acquire Paymark

20 April 2018

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Ingenico Group SA (Ingenico) to acquire 100% of the shares in Paymark Limited (Paymark).

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Platinum to divest Winc NZ to address competition concerns in office products market

19 April 2018

Platinum Equity LLC (Platinum) has agreed to divest Winc NZ Limited (Winc) to address the Commerce Commission’s competition concerns regarding Platinum’s acquisition of OfficeMax Holdings Limited (OfficeMax).

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Commission lays charges against Vodafone for its FibreX broadband advertising

13 April 2018

The Commerce Commission has laid 27 charges under the Fair Trading Act against Vodafone New Zealand Limited (Vodafone) for engaging in false and misleading conduct in relation to its FibreX broadband service.

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Independent report on how Fonterra estimates risk in setting milk price

11 April 2018

The Commerce Commission has released an independent report into whether Fonterra’s approach to estimating risk in calculating the cost of financing milk processing operations is consistent with competitive market outcomes.

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Commission releases telco market developments snapshot for 2017

10 April 2018

The Commerce Commission has released a snapshot paper about telecommunications market developments in 2017.

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