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Tronox seeks clearance to acquire the titanium dioxide pigment business of Cristal

Published By   /  June 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Tronox seeks clearance to acquire the titanium dioxide pigment business of Cristal

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Tronox seeks clearance to acquire the titanium dioxide pigment business of Cristal Tronox seeks clearance to acquire the titanium dioxide pigment business of Cristal 27 June 2017 The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Tronox Limited (Tronox) to acquire the titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment […]

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Finance company fined $22,000 and returns $10,000 to borrowers

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Finance company fined $22,000 and returns $10,000 to borrowers

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Finance company fined $22,000 and returns $10,000 to borrowers Finance company fined $22,000 and returns $10,000 to borrowers 23 June 2017 Christchurch-based finance company Acute Finance Limited (Acute) has been fined $22,000 and says it has taken steps to return $10,000 to borrowers, after pleading guilty […]

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Next steps outlined for the Commission’s decision on Powerco’s application for $1.32 billion in lines network investment

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Next steps outlined for the Commission’s decision on Powerco’s application for $1.32 billion in lines network investment

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Next steps outlined for the Commission’s decision on Powerco’s application for $1.32 billion in lines network investment Next steps outlined for the Commission’s decision on Powerco’s application for $1.32 billion in lines network investment 22 June 2017 The Commerce Commission has today released a process paper […]

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Wholesale broadband price drop passed through to consumers

Published By   /  June 21, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Commerce Commission, Economy, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Wholesale broadband price drop passed through to consumers

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Wholesale broadband price drop passed through to consumers Wholesale broadband price drop passed through to consumers21 June 2017 The Commerce Commission has today released a study showing that 90% of the recent reductions in Chorus’ regulated wholesale broadband prices have flowed through to consumers.In December […]

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Aunty and Herman return to raise awareness of consumer rights

Published By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Aunty and Herman return to raise awareness of consumer rights

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Aunty and Herman return to raise awareness of consumer rights Aunty and Herman return to raise awareness of consumer rights 19 June 2017 New Zealand’s sharpest legal advisor Aunty and her nephew Herman Faleafa have returned to raise awareness of consumer rights in the Commerce Commission’s […]

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Performance summaries released for electricity lines companies

Published By   /  June 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Performance summaries released for electricity lines companies

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Performance summaries released for electricity lines companies Performance summaries released for electricity lines companies 9 June 2017 The Commerce Commission has published one-page summaries of key performance measures for each of New Zealand’s 29 electricity lines companies. The summaries are designed to promote a better understanding […]

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Pre-school to pay $265,500 for misleading parents about ECE funding

Published By   /  June 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Pre-school to pay $265,500 for misleading parents about ECE funding

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Pre-school to pay $265,500 for misleading parents about ECE funding Pre-school to pay $265,500 for misleading parents about ECE funding 8 June 2017 Kowhai Montessori Pre-School Limited (Kowhai) was today ordered to pay a total of $265,500 after pleading guilty to charges that it misled parents […]

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Update on steel mesh investigations

Published By   /  June 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Update on steel mesh investigations

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Update on steel mesh investigations Update on steel mesh investigations 7 June 2017 As part of the Commerce Commission’s investigation into steel mesh, 29 charges have been filed against Steel and Tube for making false and misleading representations about their steel mesh product known as SE62. […]

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Average gas bills to drop under final revenue reset

Published By   /  May 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Average gas bills to drop under final revenue reset

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Average gas bills to drop under final revenue reset Average gas bills to drop under final revenue reset 31 May 2017 The Commerce Commission has released its final decisions on the default price-quality paths (DPP) for gas pipeline services. These paths set the revenues and minimum […]

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Cash to You Loans banned from lending

Published By   /  May 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Cash to You Loans banned from lending

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Cash to You Loans banned from lending Cash to You Loans banned from lending 24 May 2017 Napier loan company Cash to You Loans Limited has been banned indefinitely from operating as a lender, after charging borrowers unreasonable fees and excess interest and failing to correctly […]

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Commission’s alpaca case brings total fines to $1.5 million

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Commission’s alpaca case brings total fines to $1.5 million

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Commission’s alpaca case brings total fines to $1.5 million Commission’s alpaca case brings total fines to $1.5 million 23 May 2017 A company and two individuals have been fined a total of nearly $194,000 for claiming that duvets were “pure alpaca wool” or “100% cashmere”, when […]

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“Made in New Zealand” bee pollen was Chinese

Published By   /  May 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on “Made in New Zealand” bee pollen was Chinese

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: “Made in New Zealand” bee pollen was Chinese “Made in New Zealand” bee pollen was Chinese 19 May 2017 A health supplement company and its owner have been fined a total of $526,500 for breaching the Fair Trading Act by claiming bee pollen was New Zealand-made, […]

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Consumers of broadband and mobile services get better value for money

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Consumers of broadband and mobile services get better value for money

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Consumers of broadband and mobile services get better value for money Consumers of broadband and mobile services get better value for money 18 May 2017 New Zealand consumers are receiving increased value for money across a range of telecommunications services, the Commerce Commission’s latest annual telecommunications […]

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Retailers put on alert about using misleading pricing

Published By   /  May 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Retailers put on alert about using misleading pricing

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Retailers put on alert about using misleading pricing Retailers put on alert about using misleading pricing 11 May 2017 The Commerce Commission is today publishing an open letter to retailers, highlighting pricing practices which might breach the law, and offering guidance on how to avoid them. […]

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Commission declines NZME/Fairfax merger – rnzngin Fifth Estate

Published By   /  May 3, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Economy, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Commission declines NZME/Fairfax merger – rnzngin Fifth Estate

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Commission declines NZME/Fairfax merger Commission declines NZME/Fairfax merger3 May 2017 The Commerce Commission has today released its final decision declining authorisation for NZME and Fairfax to merge their media operations in New Zealand.The merger proposed to bring New Zealand’s two largest newspaper networks and corresponding […]

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Commission declines NZME/Fairfax merger | Commerce Commission

Published By   /  May 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Commission declines NZME/Fairfax merger | Commerce Commission

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Commission declines NZME/Fairfax merger | Commerce Commission Commission declines NZME/Fairfax merger 3 May 2017 The Commerce Commission has today released its final decision declining authorisation for NZME and Fairfax to merge their media operations in New Zealand. The merger proposed to bring New Zealand’s two largest […]

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Commission grants authorisation to Nelson and Tasman Councils’ joint landfill application

Published By   /  April 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Commission grants authorisation to Nelson and Tasman Councils’ joint landfill application

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Commission grants authorisation to Nelson and Tasman Councils’ joint landfill application Commission grants authorisation to Nelson and Tasman Councils’ joint landfill application 24 April 2017 The Commerce Commission has granted authorisation, subject to conditions, to allow the Nelson City Council and the Tasman District Council to […]

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Commerce Commission wins appeal in Budget Loans case

Published By   /  April 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Commerce Commission wins appeal in Budget Loans case

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Commerce Commission wins appeal in Budget Loans case Commerce Commission wins appeal in Budget Loans case 18 April 2017 The Commerce Commission has won its appeal against a District Court decision to dismiss 19 charges against two finance companies. In July 2016 Budget Loans Limited and […]

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Bunnies, chocolate eggs, hot cross buns… and surcharges

Published By   /  April 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Bunnies, chocolate eggs, hot cross buns… and surcharges

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Bunnies, chocolate eggs, hot cross buns… and surcharges Bunnies, chocolate eggs, hot cross buns… and surcharges 13 April 2017 With the Easter holiday upon us, the Commerce Commission is again reminding businesses that if they apply a surcharge it must be clearly and accurately disclosed to […]

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Commission invites discussion on related party transactions

Published By   /  April 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Commission invites discussion on related party transactions

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Commission invites discussion on related party transactions Commission invites discussion on related party transactions 12 April 2017 The Commerce Commission is considering how transactions between energy networks and related businesses should be regulated and has today released a paper seeking feedback on how it should approach […]

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