COVID 19: New Zealand’s competition regulator the Commerce Commission has issued guidance for consumers and businesses to assist them in understanding what their rights and obligations are in relation to disruptions to travel, trading and events as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
New Zealand electricity company Aurora Energy has been hit with a High Court order to pay almost $5 million for contravening its network quality standards through an excessive level of power outages in the 2016 to 2019 years.
Competition in New Zealand’s mobile services market is trending in the right direction, with pricing, coverage and choice of services a positive for consumers, according to a new report from the country’s competition enforcement agency.
New Zealand’s competition regulator, the Commerce Commission, is set to recommend that the resale copper voice services of the country’s largest telco Spark be deregulated.
New Zealand’s largest telco Spark has been hit with a fine of NZ$675,000 for making false or misleading representations in its customer invoicing, and when making a NZ$100 credit offer to new customers.
New Zealand competition regulator, the Commerce Commission, and the Electricity Authority, have initiated a joint project to assess how new technologies and business models emerging in the country’s electricity sector might benefit consumers in the future.
New Zealand broadband provider Slingshot has been warned by the country’s competition regulator, the Commerce Commission, for likely breaches of the Fair Trading Act in an online advertising campaign offering consumers a 10% discount for bundling broadband and electricity services.
New Zealand’s competition enforcement agency, the Commerce Commission, has released a framework paper outlining its approach to implementing new provisions under the Telecommunications Act to improve retail service quality for consumers.
Retail telecommunications is still the most complained about industry in New Zealand despite complaints levels remaining relatively flat year-on-year, according to a new consumer issues report from the competition enforcement agency, the Commerce Commission.
Investment in emerging technologies by New Zealand electricity companies is still relatively small, with most companies to date just focusing on research and development, according to the country’s competition enforcement agency, the Commerce Commission.
New Zealand computing and IT retailer, PB Technologies, has been hit with a NZ$77,000 fine for selling non-complaint extended warranties.
The New Zealand Commerce Commission, the country's business watchdog, has warned Australian firm Amaysim Operations, which trades as Buy Mobile, over unsubstantiated claims about discounts on the prices of some mobile phones.
Vodafone in New Zealand has been charged by the country’s competition regulator, the Commerce Commission, with allegations it made false representations in invoices sent to its customers.
An Auckland motor vehicle trader has been hit with a NZ$75,000 fine by New Zealand’s competition regulator for misrepresenting consumers’ rights when selling used vehicles online.
The New Zealand Commerce Commission has taken a preliminary decision to retain the power to regulate mobile roaming in the country, in the event that it is required in future.
New Zealand’s average broadband speed has increased threefold in the past five years alone, according to the country’s competition enforcement agency the Commerce Commission.
New Zealand computing and IT retailer PB Technologies has pleaded guilty in the Auckland District Court to 14 charges brought by the Commerce Commission for failings in its extended warranty – and is also in the firing line with the regulator over “bait advertising” with Apple watch promotions.
New Zealand’s competition regulator, The Commerce Commission, is considering a clearance application from global payment services company Ingenico Group to acquire 100% of shares in the bank-owned Paymark Limited.
New Zealand’s competition regulator, The Commerce Commission, has broadened the scope of a study it will undertake into regulation and changes to the country’s mobile telecommunications sector.
New Zealand’s competition enforcement and regulatory agency, the Commerce Commission, has issued an alert, warning the public to be wary when browsing for products online on sites operated by Lux International Sales ApS (LuxStyle), a company based in Denmark.
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