TelcoNews New Zealand - Telecommunications news for ICT decision-makers

Fair Trading Act stories

Story image
Mercury charged by ComCom following complaints of misleading customers
Tue, 19th Jul 2022
#
data centre maintenance / management
#
power / energy
#
law
Mercury NZ charged for misleading customers over early termination fees, with ComCom filing seven charges under Fair Trading Act.
Story image
ComCom appeals $2.25 million fine in Vodafone FibreX case
Wed, 18th May 2022
#
broadband
#
retail
#
fibre
The Commerce Commission has filed an appeal in the High Court against a $2.25 million fine imposed on Vodafone NZ for its offending under the Fair Trading Act.
Story image
Vodafone guilty of nine breaches of Fair Trading Act
Thu, 29th Apr 2021
#
commerce commission
#
retail
#
vodafone
In a ruling from the Auckland District Court last week, Vodafone NZ was guilty of being 'liable to mislead' consumers about the nature of its FibreX service.
Story image
ComCom warns Becextech for breaches against Fair Trading Act
Thu, 28th May 2020
#
commerce commission
#
law
#
fair trading act
Commerce Commission warns Becextech over misleading sales tactics and false discount claims.
Story image
PB Tech fined $77k by District Court for ‘extensive failings’
Mon, 1st Oct 2018
#
commerce commission
#
pb technologies
#
retail
PB Tech fined £41k for illegal warranty sales, flouting consumer rights in NZ.
Story image
ComCom warns online phone store for discount claims
Wed, 22nd Aug 2018
#
martech
#
commerce systems
#
retail
Buy mobile has been warned for claiming discounts against retail prices it could not show proof for when asked.
Story image
Apple warned by ComCom for misleading consumers
Wed, 30th May 2018
#
apple
#
technology gifts
#
commerce commission
Apple is the latest tech company, after Noel Leeming and Smiths City, to get attention from the ComCom for unfair treatment of consumers.
Story image
Kiwi clothing brand under fire: ComCom warns businesses about 'Made in NZ' claims
Tue, 15th May 2018
#
it in manufacturing
#
commerce commission
#
fair trade
Clothing brand WORLD is under investigation by the Commerce Commission regarding the accuracy of its t-shirt labelling.
Story image
Ignorance no defence as Bestdeals cops $47k fine
Tue, 21st Mar 2017
#
commerce commission
#
retail
#
auckland
Being unaware of legal requirements is no defence for breaches of the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act and FTA, as Bestdeals has discovered.
Story image
Auckland mobile trader charged; Best Buy pleads guilty in ongoing ComCom action
Wed, 15th Feb 2017
#
commerce commission
#
auckland
#
fair trading act
The Commerce Commission has filed charges against an Auckland company, while another has pleaded guilty in an ongoing crackdown on mobile traders.
Story image
Air NZ bins automatic travel insurance after warning from ComCom
Fri, 6th Mar 2015
#
commerce commission
#
air new zealand
#
shares
Air New Zealand, the national carrier, will scrap its pre-selected travel insurance option after receiving a formal warning from the Commerce Commissi.
Story image
Supermarket inquiry finds no breaches by Countdown
Thu, 20th Nov 2014
#
commerce commission
#
corruption
#
fair trading act
The Commerce Commission inquiry into anti-competitive behaviour by Countdown supermarkets, alleged by former Labour Party MP Shane Jones, has found.
Story image
Auckland car salesman fined $12k over 'dishonest' Trade Me bids
Fri, 22nd Nov 2013
#
nz
#
trade me
#
commerce commission
Craig James Rutherford has been fined $12,100 in the Auckland District Court after shill bidding during the sale of cars on the Trade Me auction website.
Story image
Vodafone changes ad, Telecom drops court case
Tue, 13th Aug 2013
#
gaming
#
technology gifts
#
advertising
Telecom drops high court case against rival telco following a number of changes to Vodafone's ‘SuperNet’ advertising campaign.
Story image
Warring telcos set court date
Tue, 6th Aug 2013
#
telecommunications
#
vodafone
#
fair trading act
Telecom and Vodafone, in the midst of a High Court injunction, set to battle it out in court later this month.
Story image
Vodafone: See you in court Telecom
Mon, 5th Aug 2013
#
telecommunications
#
vodafone
#
telstraclear
Vodafone defends advertising campaign after Telecom files High Court complaint over misleading SuperNet branding.
Story image
Telecom takes Vodafone to court
Fri, 2nd Aug 2013
#
telecommunications
#
vodafone
#
fair trading act
Telco applies for High Court injunction over 'misleading' Vodafone advertising campaign.
Story image
Vodafone NZ stung with $960,000 fine
Mon, 10th Sep 2012
#
nz
#
telstraclear
#
commerce commission
Commerce Commission issues penalty over misleading advertising under the Fair Trading Act.
Story image
Telecom ordered to pay $120k
Fri, 18th Jun 2010
#
commerce commission
#
data cap
#
fair trading act
Company admits to breaching the Fair Trading Act and told to refund 1300 broadband customers.
Story image
Telecom admits breach - pays back $9.5m
Tue, 12th Jan 2010
#
broadband
#
auckland
#
xtra
Telecom has admitted to yet another breach of the Fair Trading Act after it misled more than 130,000 broadband customers and was forced to pay back $9.
Story image
Telecom cops $500K fine for uncapped plan
Mon, 7th Dec 2009
#
commerce commission
#
sydney
#
fair trading act
Telecom’s first attempt at an unlimited data offer is likely to go down as one of the most disastrous plans in NZ telco history - one that has seen the incumbent pay, and pay, for its mistake.