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IPONZ world number one for online capabilities

Published By   /  March 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on IPONZ world number one for online capabilities

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: IPONZ world number one for online capabilities The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) has been ranked number one in the world for its online capabilities by the World Trademark Review says Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean. “We are focused as a […]

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Revving your knowhow to avoid buying a lemon

Published By   /  March 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Revving your knowhow to avoid buying a lemon

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Revving your knowhow to avoid buying a lemon Knowing how to avoid common consumer pitfalls when buying a vehicle has been made simpler, with Consumer Protection’s new motor vehicle information programme launching today, says Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean. “Buying a motor vehicle […]

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Trans-Tasman patent attorney regulatory regime in effect

Published By   /  February 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Trans-Tasman patent attorney regulatory regime in effect

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Trans-Tasman patent attorney regulatory regime in effect The trans-Tasman patent attorney regime, a system for joint regulation of patent attorneys in Australia and New Zealand, is now in effect, helping to create a seamless trans-Tasman business environment. Reforms as part of the Single Economic Market […]

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Release of Draft Bill for new financial advice legislation

Published By   /  February 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Release of Draft Bill for new financial advice legislation

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Release of Draft Bill for new financial advice legislation Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean has released an exposure draft of the Bill that will amend the regulation of financial advice in New Zealand. “The current regulation of financial advice is seen to be […]

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Fintech and the future

Published By   /  February 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Fintech and the future

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Fintech and the future The most innovative businesses in our financial services sector are now working together to help shape the future of our economy, says Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean. Ms Dean welcomed the nationwide launch of the New Zealand Financial Innovation […]

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Copyright in New Zealand’s creative sector

Published By   /  December 15, 2016  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Copyright in New Zealand’s creative sector

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Copyright in New Zealand’s creative sector A report canvassing views from New Zealand’s vibrant creative sector, and the role copyright and registered designs has in their work, has been released today by Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith. “Our creative sector spans a range […]

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KiwiSaver fee reporting compulsory from 2018

Published By   /  December 13, 2016  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on KiwiSaver fee reporting compulsory from 2018

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: KiwiSaver fee reporting compulsory from 2018 Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith has announced all KiwiSaver annual statements will have to disclose total fees paid in dollar terms from 2018. “Fund fees can have a considerable impact on an investor’s total retirement savings. Kiwis […]

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Standards Approval Board appointment

Published By   /  December 9, 2016  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Standards Approval Board appointment

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Standards Approval Board appointment Paul Goldsmith | Commerce and Consumer Affairs Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith has announced an appointment to the New Zealand Standards Approval Board, an independent statutory body which approves standards developed by committees of industry experts. Building company owner […]

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KiwiSaver recommendations welcomed

Published By   /  December 8, 2016  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on KiwiSaver recommendations welcomed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: KiwiSaver recommendations welcomed Paul Goldsmith | Commerce and Consumer Affairs Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today welcomed the KiwiSaver findings of the Retirement Commissioner’s three-yearly review of retirement income policies. “I have received the KiwiSaver recommendations made by the Commissioner and will give […]

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Twelve days of consumer tips this holiday season

Published By   /  December 6, 2016  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Twelve days of consumer tips this holiday season

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Twelve days of consumer tips this holiday season Know your consumer rights this holiday season reminds Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith. The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has launched the Twelve Consumer Tips for Christmas campaign today. “As we make our […]

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New regime to modernise and add confidence

Published By   /  December 1, 2016  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New regime to modernise and add confidence

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New regime to modernise and add confidence Paul Goldsmith | Commerce and Consumer Affairs Today marks the end of the two year period for the financial markets industry to transition to the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (the FMC Act) regime, says Commerce and Consumer […]

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Increasing trust in insolvency practitioners

Published By   /  November 30, 2016  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Increasing trust in insolvency practitioners

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Increasing trust in insolvency practitioners The government is introducing a licensing system for insolvency practitioners, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith announced today. “Every year hundreds of New Zealand companies go into liquidation, receivership or administration. Outstanding debts can run into many millions of […]

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Copyright Tribunal reappointments announced

Published By   /  November 25, 2016  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Copyright Tribunal reappointments announced

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Copyright Tribunal reappointments announced Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced three reappointments to the Copyright Tribunal. Current member Jane Glover has been appointed as Deputy of the Chairperson of the Copyright Tribunal for a five-year term. “Ms Glover has a breadth […]

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Ensuring copyright protection

Published By   /  November 24, 2016  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Ensuring copyright protection

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Ensuring copyright protection The government is updating copyright regulations to ensure the Copyright Act 1994 full takes account of New Zealand international copyright obligations, says Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith. “When a foreign work is protected by copyright in New Zealand, it is […]

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KiwiSaver relief for quake-affected

Published By   /  November 22, 2016  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on KiwiSaver relief for quake-affected

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: KiwiSaver relief for quake-affected Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith has announced relief for KiwiSaver members who are suffering financial hardship following the November 14 earthquakes, by making it easier for them to withdraw their funds. “I have asked the supervisors of the KiwiSaver […]

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KiwiSaver myth-busting roadshow begins

Published By   /  November 18, 2016  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on KiwiSaver myth-busting roadshow begins

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: KiwiSaver myth-busting roadshow begins Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith launched the KiwiSaver Myth-Busting Roadshow, run by Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC), in Gisborne today. “For many New Zealanders their point of contact with financial markets is KiwiSaver. It is vital that people have […]

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Green light for trans-Tasman patent regime

Published By   /  November 15, 2016  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Green light for trans-Tasman patent regime

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Green light for trans-Tasman patent regime Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith has welcomed the passing of the Patents (Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys and Other Matters) Amendment Bill, which will implement a joint trans-Tasman licensing regime for New Zealand and Australian patent attorneys. Patent attorneys […]

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It’s Fraud Awareness Week: don’t get scammed

Published By   /  November 13, 2016  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on It’s Fraud Awareness Week: don’t get scammed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: It’s Fraud Awareness Week: don’t get scammed As Fraud Awareness Week kicks off today, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith encourages all New Zealanders to remain vigilant with their personal information. “Each year, thousands of New Zealanders are contacted by scammers via phone, post […]

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Speech to SavvyKiwi Finnotech Conference

Published By   /  November 10, 2016  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, Speech  /  Comments Off on Speech to SavvyKiwi Finnotech Conference

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Speech to SavvyKiwi Finnotech Conference Good morning First, can I say how pleased I am to be here. One of the great things about a country with the size and innovative culture of New Zealand is that when technology shakes up a sector we can […]

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Consultation on borrowers’ rights released

Published By   /  November 2, 2016  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Consultation on borrowers’ rights released

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Consultation on borrowers’ rights released Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith has today released a discussion document on credit contracts, focusing on the rights of borrowers when a lender fails to properly disclose key information about the loan. “A number of legal consequences result […]

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