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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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New funding takes the fight to myrtle rust: Plant & Food Research

Published By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Conservation, Consumer Issues, Environment, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on New funding takes the fight to myrtle rust: Plant & Food Research

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: New funding takes the fight to myrtle rust: Plant & Food Research 20 June 2017 Plant & Food Research and Scion have been successful in the latest round of MBIE’s Catalyst Strategic Fund with a project addressing the threat of myrtle rust to […]

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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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Cracking manuka’s genetic code to mitigate myrtle rust: Plant & Food Research

Published By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Conservation, Consumer Issues, Environment, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Cracking manuka’s genetic code to mitigate myrtle rust: Plant & Food Research

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Cracking manuka’s genetic code to mitigate myrtle rust: Plant & Food Research 13 June 2017 A nationwide science project that sequenced the mānuka genome and is now exploring its genetic diversity may be instrumental in protecting the indigenous plant from the fungal disease […]

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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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New Zealand horticulture now worth $8.7 billion: Plant & Food Research

Published By   /  May 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Conservation, Consumer Issues, Environment, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on New Zealand horticulture now worth $8.7 billion: Plant & Food Research

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand horticulture now worth $8.7 billion: Plant & Food Research 26 May 2017 Produce from the New Zealand horticulture industry is worth $8.7 billion a year, including more than $5 billion of exports, a new record high. According to the new issue […]

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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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