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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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New seafood research centre opens: Plant & Food Research

Published By   /  May 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Conservation, Consumer Issues, Environment, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on New seafood research centre opens: Plant & Food Research

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: New seafood research centre opens: Plant & Food Research 22 May 2017 Hon Dr Nick Smith, MP for Nelson, officially opened the new Nelson Research Centre for Plant & Food Research on Friday 19 May 2017. The new facility will provide office and […]

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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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Scammers take advantage of WannaCry ransomware attack

Published By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on Scammers take advantage of WannaCry ransomware attack

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Scammers take advantage of WannaCry ransomware attack Scammers have been quick to find a way to financially benefit from the recent global ‘WannaCry’ cyber attack that has been targeting older computer operating systems and locking files until a ransom is paid. Cold-callers […]

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Consumer Rights Day Christchurch | Consumer Protection

Published By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on Consumer Rights Day Christchurch | Consumer Protection

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Consumer Rights Day Christchurch | Consumer Protection Watch a video from the event (external link) [embedded content] Attendees can build on their existing understanding of consumer rights law, find out where to direct clients for help with complex problems and speak directly […]

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Consumer Rights Day | Consumer Protection

Published By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on Consumer Rights Day | Consumer Protection

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Consumer Rights Day | Consumer Protection Consumer Rights Day is a regular nationwide roadshow run by the Consumer Protection team and brings together speakers from a broad range of organisations to present to community advisers who regularly deal with clients that have […]

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Throwing ants off the scent: Plant & Food Research

Published By   /  May 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Conservation, Consumer Issues, Environment, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Throwing ants off the scent: Plant & Food Research

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Throwing ants off the scent: Plant & Food Research 12 May 2017 Scientists at Plant & Food Research, B3 (Better Border Biosecurity) and the University of Auckland have been researching Argentine ants to determine how odour and physical cues help them to forage […]

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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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National Consumer Survey 2016 | Consumer Protection

Published By   /  May 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on National Consumer Survey 2016 | Consumer Protection

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: National Consumer Survey 2016 | Consumer Protection National Consumer Survey is a survey conducted by the Consumer Protection team, part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. In 2016 we surveyed more than 1,200 New Zealanders to gain a better understanding […]

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Breeding blue cod brings new possibilities: Plant & Food Research

Published By   /  May 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Conservation, Consumer Issues, Environment, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Breeding blue cod brings new possibilities: Plant & Food Research

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Breeding blue cod brings new possibilities: Plant & Food Research 4 May 2017 Scientists have managed to successfully breed blue cod for the first time, a milestone that will support the development of a new aquaculture industry for New Zealand. In association with […]

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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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Property Brokers Manawatu and director fined $1.5m in price fixing case

Published By   /  April 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Property Brokers Manawatu and director fined $1.5m in price fixing case

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Property Brokers Manawatu and director fined $1.5m in price fixing case Property Brokers Manawatu and director fined $1.5m in price fixing case 10 April 2017 Property Brokers Limited and its director Tim Mordaunt have been ordered to pay penalties totalling $1.5 million in a judgment today […]

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Tax refund season – what consumers and tax agents need to know

Published By   /  April 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Tax refund season – what consumers and tax agents need to know

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Tax refund season – what consumers and tax agents need to know Tax refund season – what consumers and tax agents need to know 7 April 2017 With the end of the financial year upon us, consumers may find a tax agent at their door or […]

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‘Missed call’ scam on the rise

Published By   /  April 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on ‘Missed call’ scam on the rise

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: ‘Missed call’ scam on the rise If you’ve received an unexpected call lately from an overseas number that you don’t recognise, you’re not alone. The ‘missed call’ or Wangiri scam – Japanese for ‘one ring and cut’ – has been on the […]

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