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2008-10-04 15:00:17

By PULLAR-STRECKER Tom VODAFONE has backed down over its policy of "Sim-locking" its mobile phones after being warned off the practice by the Commerce Commission and encountering criticism from customers.

2008-10-04 15:00:05

By HOYLE, Jon FOR the second time in a fortnight, the Commerce Commission has announced a draft decision to cut the cost to Telecom and other telecommunications companies of providing basic services to non- commercial rural areas.

2008-10-02 15:00:41

ON the face of it, you might think there had been a fine win by the anti-smoking lobby. The three big tobacco companies at present poisoning New Zealanders have agreed to stop labelling some of their products "light" and "mild" .

2008-09-25 15:00:39

By HARTEVELT, John Cigarette companies will drop "light" and "mild" from their brands after the Commerce Commission ruled they risked misleading smokers.

2008-08-14 18:00:44

By RANKIN, Janine Palmerston North stands to lose one of its two private hospitals, with Southern Cross and Aorangi both struggling to make a dollar.

2008-08-11 15:00:55

By TIFFANY, Martin The organiser of the failed Wings and Wheels Over Waikato air show is refusing to comment on a move by an Auckland print company to put his company into liquidation.

2008-07-17 15:00:45

By VAN DEN BERGH, Roeland THREE international airlines, including giants Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific, are facing criminal charges for allegedly failing to provide information for a price-fixing investigation.

2008-07-17 09:00:51

3 foreign airlines face charges over air cargo probe in New Zealand WELLINGTON, July 16 (Xinhua) -- The New Zealand Commerce Commission has filed criminal charges against three airlines it says failed to co-operate during an investigation into air cargo practices, Radio New Zealand reported on Wednesday.

2008-07-12 15:00:20

By PULLAR-STRECKER Tom VODAFONE corporate affairs manager Tom Chignell has upped the ante in a spat with the Commerce Commission over the price of mobile calls, and has questioned whether the commission is considering investigating mobile-to- mobile termination charges because it is "looking for work to do".


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