November 2017

New videos give tips to avoid Christmas shopping stress

30 November 2017

The Commerce Commission is releasing a series of Christmas videos to help consumers avoid Christmas shopping hassles this festive season.

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MYOB Group seeks clearance to acquire Accountants Group business of Reckon

30 November 2017

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from MYOB Group Limited (MYOB) to acquire the Accountants Group business of Reckon Limited (Reckon).

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Heinz Wattie’s seeks clearance to acquire certain assets of Cerebos Gregg’s

29 November 2017

The Commerce Commission has received an application from H. J. Heinz Company (New Zealand) Limited (Heinz Wattie’s) seeking clearance to acquire the food and instant coffee business of Cerebos Gregg’s Limited (Cerebos Gregg’s). 

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‘Stop now’ letter issued to fire extinguisher service company

28 November 2017

The Commerce Commission has issued a ‘stop now’ letter to Aero Fire (NZ) Sales & Service Limited (Aero Fire), over business practices which the Commission considers may be harmful to consumers.

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Beware of travel scratchie scams ‘Madly In Love Holiday’ and ‘Get It On Holiday’

28 November 2017

The Commission is warning the public to be wary of two travel scratchie scams being run from Malaysia and appearing in New Zealanders’ letterboxes. The scratchies entice people to pay fees to release a prize which consumers say they never get.

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Cold-call education company fined $351,000

28 November 2017

Maths education company Auckland Academy of Learning Limited (AAL) has been fined $351,000 on 11 charges under the Fair Trading Act.

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Commission to file Notice of Appeal against Hamilton real estate price fixing decision

24 November 2017

The Commerce Commission intends to file a Notice of Appeal against the High Court’s decision to dismiss the Commission’s case against two real estate agencies and their directors for price fixing.

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Preliminary view to authorise collective bargaining for the Waikato - Bay of Plenty Chicken Growers Association

23 November 2017

The Commerce Commission has released its draft determination which would allow members of the Waikato – Bay of Plenty Chicken Growers Association Incorporated to collectively bargain with Inghams Enterprises (NZ) Pty Limited.

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Settlement reached with Nelson Electricity over exceeding revenue cap by $91,793

22 November 2017

The Commerce Commission has reached an out of court settlement with Nelson Electricity Limited after it exceeded its revenue cap for the year to 31 March 2017.

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Proposed approach to assessing Wellington Electricity’s plan to spend $31 million on earthquake resilience

17 November 2017

The Commerce Commission has today released a paper explaining its proposed approach to assessing Wellington Electricity’s plan to spend $31 million to improve its network’s ability to respond to a significant earthquake.

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Draft decision on Powerco’s application for major electricity network upgrade

16 November 2017

The Commerce Commission has today released its draft decision on electricity lines company Powerco’s proposal for a major network upgrade.

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Draft decision on review of rules for Transpower’s investment in national grid

15 November 2017

The Commerce Commission has today released its draft decision on its review of the rules relating to Transpower’s capital expenditure.

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Commission releases more beginners guides for broadband

15 November 2017

The Commerce Commission has today released a further two quick guides as part of its work to help demystify broadband for consumers.

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It’s All Good resources to teach teenagers their consumer rights

13 November 2017

The Commerce Commission is offering free teaching resources off the back of its animated series It’s All Good to teach teenagers their consumer rights.

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Asset management of electricity distributors key focus for Commission

9 November 2017

The Commerce Commission has today published an open letter outlining how asset management is a key priority for the Commission’s work in the electricity distribution sector over the coming year. 

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Online tool to make electricity lines companies’ performance data more accessible

9 November 2017

The Commerce Commission has today launched a new online data visualisation tool to make information about the performance of the country’s 29 electricity lines companies more accessible.

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Solar panel retailer warned over financial benefit claims

2 November 2017

The Commerce Commission has issued a warning to a solar panel systems retailer over claims made about the financial benefits of solar panel installation.

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Commission launches High Court injunction to stop Platinum buying OfficeMax

2 November 2017

The Commerce Commission today filed proceedings in the High Court at Auckland seeking an injunction to prevent Platinum Equity LLC acquiring OfficeMax Holdings Limited.

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Court confirms first ever jail sentence in Commission case

2 November 2017

The Commerce Commission welcomes the Court of Appeal’s decision to dismiss Vikram Mehta’s appeal against his jail sentence.

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