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commerce commission Archive
Key rewriting history over Chorus - by Gareth Hughes
Chorus has decided to head off to Court to challenge the Commerce Commission’s ruling Kiwis should receive cheaper Internet – no surprise there. The biggest surprise has been the Government’s response to the unprecedented parliamentary revolt over legislating regarding the Commerce Commission. I believe the Prime Minister is trying to rewrite history: all the minor […] read moreDecember 3, 2013 2:40 pm - 8 Comments
Working across the House for strong consumer protections - by Mojo Mathers
I was very pleased to be able to support the Consumer Law Reform Bill when it came up for its second reading last week. I know that many others are interested in the changes that the bill will make so I have posted the speech I gave in the house below. The main win for […] read moreDecember 18, 2012 9:26 am - 4 Comments
Greenwash and the Consumer Law Reform Bill - by Mojo Mathers
I sit on the Commerce Select Committee and we have been covering the Consumer Law Reform Bill which has just been reported back to the house. This Bill, which proposes the most significant changes to consumer laws in more than 20 years, is a substantive and complex piece of legislation which updates a number of […] read moreOctober 19, 2012 9:27 am - 5 Comments
The Green Party welcomes the Commerce Commission’s decision to investigate the environmental claims made by the National Government this term, Green Party Co-Leader Dr Russel Norman said today. “We value keeping politics honest. When it comes to the environmental claims made by the National Government, people expect these claims to be truthful and not misleading,” […] read moreApril 1, 2011 10:45 am - 2 Comments
That’s how the Commerce Commission is describing the Court of Appeal’s decision to block Woolworths and Foodstuffs from buying out their competitor the Warehouse. Commerce Commission Chair Paula Rebstock says New Zealand consumers know that more competition is needed in the supermarket sector: “The Commission declined clearance in mid-2007 for acquisition by either Foodstuffs or […] read moreJuly 31, 2008 1:19 pm - 3 Comments
Jeanette on Close Up - by frog
Close Up also featured Jeanette last night asking Fonterra to consider making a gesture to New Zealanders who are feeling the pain of rising food prices by selling its domestic milk at a reasonable margin but not a price related to the international market price. Fonterra termed this a subsidy and resisted the concept but […] read moreJune 12, 2008 9:43 am - 48 Comments
Taxi company pulled up for greenwash - by frog
It’s good to see the Commerce Commission taking a strong line against greenwash. Yesterday it repremanded Wellington’s biggest taxi firm, Wellington Combined, for making false claims about fuel efficiency and reduced carbon emissions: Wellington Combined Taxis’ “going green” campaign aims to make it New Zealand’s first fully certified carbon-neutral taxi company. The website claimed its […] read moreJune 10, 2008 11:32 am - 15 Comments
Vernon Small, uses his column in the Dominion Post today to argue that the Greens have no where to go when they get down to negotiations after the election. He notes that the political climate while volatile, looks better for the Greens than last election. So, on balance, the Greens can look forward to a […] read moreJune 2, 2008 5:07 pm - 78 Comments
ComCom vs Woolies court case continues - by frog
As I hoped the Court of Appeal case between the Commerce Commission and Woolworths finally started to generate some comment about what was best for consumers rather than shareholders. Currently Woolworths and Foodstuffs own about 99 percent of New Zealand’s grocery market. The Commerce Commission lawyers’ opening evidence was covered on Radio New Zealand this […] read moreApril 30, 2008 10:16 am - No Comments
Supermarket duopoly goes to court today - by frog
New Zealand’s supermarket merger case goes back to court today with Australian supermarket giant, Woolworths, and New Zealand equivalent, Foodstuffs, both seeking the right to buy the Warehouse. All of the media coverage is in the business pages and looks at what might be best for Woolworths, Foodstuffs and Warehouse shareholders. I haven’t seen any […] read moreApril 28, 2008 2:03 pm - 21 Comments
Food sovereignty - by frog
The future of New Zealand’s grocery market continues to wind its way through the courts. Last year the High Court overruled the Commerce Commission’s decision to prevent either Foodstuffs or Woolworths from buying the Warehouse. The Commerce Commission is now appealing that decision and a result is expected from Justice Mallon shortly. The Commerce Commission […] read moreJanuary 30, 2008 4:51 pm - 13 Comments