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Scam alert – Warning on fake invoices from Corporate Portal

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on Scam alert – Warning on fake invoices from Corporate Portal

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Scam alert – Warning on fake invoices from Corporate Portal Report invoice scams If you think you might have been targeted by invoice scams, report it to Netsafe(external link). Scammers pretending to be from the Companies Office are targeting small businesses with […]

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Avocados could be good for guts: Plant & Food Research

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Conservation, Consumer Issues, Environment, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Avocados could be good for guts: Plant & Food Research

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Avocados could be good for guts: Plant & Food Research 21 August 2017 New research shows avocados may be good for gut health, which would be another previously unknNew research shows avocados may be good for gut health, which would be another previously […]

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Gyms to shape up after Commission review into unfair contract terms

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Gyms to shape up after Commission review into unfair contract terms

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Gyms to shape up after Commission review into unfair contract terms Gyms to shape up after Commission review into unfair contract terms 21 August 2017 Gyms have agreed to amend their standard form contracts after a Commerce Commission review into unfair contract terms in the sector. […]

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Have your say on Powerco’s proposal to spend $1.32 billion on its lines network

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Have your say on Powerco’s proposal to spend $1.32 billion on its lines network

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Have your say on Powerco’s proposal to spend $1.32 billion on its lines network Have your say on Powerco’s proposal to spend $1.32 billion on its lines network 18 August 2017 The Commerce Commission has today released its Issues Paper for electricity distributor Powerco Limited’s (Powerco) […]

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Commission issues warnings to GSK and AFT over Voltaren, Panadol and Maxiclear

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Commission issues warnings to GSK and AFT over Voltaren, Panadol and Maxiclear

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Commission issues warnings to GSK and AFT over Voltaren, Panadol and Maxiclear Commission issues warnings to GSK and AFT over Voltaren, Panadol and Maxiclear 16 August 2017 The Commerce Commission has warned Glaxosmithkline Consumer Healthcare New Zealand Limited (GSK) and AFT Pharmaceuticals Limited (AFT) that the […]

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Draft report on review of Fonterra’s 2016/17 base milk price calculation

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Draft report on review of Fonterra’s 2016/17 base milk price calculation

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Draft report on review of Fonterra’s 2016/17 base milk price calculation Draft report on review of Fonterra’s 2016/17 base milk price calculation 15 August 2017 The Commerce Commission has today released its draft report on Fonterra’s base milk price calculation for the 2016/17 dairy season.  The […]

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Four telcos warned by Commission

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Four telcos warned by Commission

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Four telcos warned by Commission Four telcos warned by Commission 14 August 2017 The Commerce Commission has sent warning letters to four telecommunication companies about specific conduct that the Commission considers breached the Fair Trading Act. Warning letters have been sent to MyRepublic Limited (MyRepublic), Two […]

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Apples delivered with a side of biodiversity: Plant & Food Research

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Conservation, Consumer Issues, Environment, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Apples delivered with a side of biodiversity: Plant & Food Research

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Apples delivered with a side of biodiversity: Plant & Food Research 10 August 2017 Most people might assume organic growing methods are better for biodiversity, but a new study by Plant & Food Research scientists shows a different approach can work just as […]

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Hamilton real estate agency fined more than $1 million for price fixing

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Hamilton real estate agency fined more than $1 million for price fixing

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Hamilton real estate agency fined more than $1 million for price fixing Hamilton real estate agency fined more than $1 million for price fixing 9 August 2017 Hamilton real estate agency Online Realty Limited (trading under the Ray White banner) has been ordered to pay a […]

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Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Essilor/Luxottica

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Essilor/Luxottica

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Essilor/Luxottica Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Essilor/Luxottica 2 August 2017 The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to the proposed global merger of Essilor International (Compagnie Générale d’Optique) S.A. and Luxottica Group S.p.A. The statement […]

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25 years of the Banking Ombudsman marks a time to reflect

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on 25 years of the Banking Ombudsman marks a time to reflect

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: 25 years of the Banking Ombudsman marks a time to reflect Happy birthday to the New Zealand Banking Ombudsman Scheme that today celebrates 25 years of handling consumer banking disputes. The Scheme’s quarter-century celebration also marks a good time for consumers to […]

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Commission declines Vero Insurance clearance to acquire Tower

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Commission declines Vero Insurance clearance to acquire Tower

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Commission declines Vero Insurance clearance to acquire Tower Commission declines Vero Insurance clearance to acquire Tower 26 July 2017 The Commerce Commission has declined to grant clearance to Vero Insurance New Zealand Limited to acquire up to 100% of the shares in Tower Limited. The merger […]

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Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Trade Me Limited / Limelight Software Limited

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Trade Me Limited / Limelight Software Limited

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Trade Me Limited / Limelight Software Limited Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Trade Me Limited / Limelight Software Limited 25 July 2017 The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to Trade Me Limited’s (Trade Me) […]

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Services up to scratch? | Consumer Protection

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on Services up to scratch? | Consumer Protection

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Services up to scratch? | Consumer Protection Did you know that the Consumer Guarantees Act protects you from problems associated with services as well as products? Services are incredibly varied and sometimes quite complex. They may be provided by tradespeople, professionals, online […]

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Commission releases 2017/18 priorities | Commerce Commission

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Commission releases 2017/18 priorities | Commerce Commission

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Commission releases 2017/18 priorities | Commerce Commission Commission releases 2017/18 priorities 20 July 2017 The Commerce Commission have released its priority focus areas for the upcoming year publicly for the first time. Speaking at the Commission’s competition and regulation conference, Competition Matters 2017, in Wellington today, […]

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Retailer sold unsafe toys and children’s nightwear

By   /  July 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Retailer sold unsafe toys and children’s nightwear

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Retailer sold unsafe toys and children’s nightwear Retailer sold unsafe toys and children’s nightwear 18 July 2017 Low-cost retailer The 123 Mart Limited (123 Mart) has been found guilty in the Auckland District Court on 17 charges under the Fair Trading Act. The charges all relate […]

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Scam alert – Fake jobs on offer in New Zealand

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on Scam alert – Fake jobs on offer in New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Scam alert – Fake jobs on offer in New Zealand Scammers pretending to be senior executives are targeting victims with offers of fake jobs in their New Zealand companies. The scammer will make contact using email, phone or place a job ad […]

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Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Healthcare NZ/Geneva Healthcare Group

By   /  July 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Healthcare NZ/Geneva Healthcare Group

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Healthcare NZ/Geneva Healthcare Group Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Healthcare NZ/Geneva Healthcare Group 14 July 2017 The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Preliminary Issues relating to Healthcare of New Zealand Holdings Limited (Healthcare NZ) proposed acquisition of […]

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Commission warns NZers to avoid Gifting Circle schemes

By   /  July 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Commission warns NZers to avoid Gifting Circle schemes

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Commission warns NZers to avoid Gifting Circle schemes Commission warns NZers to avoid Gifting Circle schemes 14 July 2017 The Commerce Commission is advising all New Zealanders to avoid involvement in Women’s Gifting Circles as it considers them to be illegal pyramid schemes. The Commission began […]

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Innovation vital to success of horticulture: Plant & Food Research

By   /  July 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Conservation, Consumer Issues, Environment, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Innovation vital to success of horticulture: Plant & Food Research

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Innovation vital to success of horticulture: Plant & Food Research 14 July 2017 Innovation will be key to the on-going success of the horticulture industry, says Dr Bruce Campbell, recipient of the 2017 Horticulture New Zealand Industry Service Award. Dr Campbell, Chief Operating […]

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