The news that matters this morning
The Commerce Commission is set for a shake-up with a new law that would give it new powers to protect consumers from anti-competitive practices, Thomas Coughlan reports.
In today's email we found out why Air New Zealand is challenging MBIE over airport parking charges.
Air New Zealand is arguing that airport parking fees are inflated and unfair and make New Zealand one of the most expensive countries to be an airline passenger in. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
1. 'Why didn't you tell us everything'
In today's email we detailed the problems with New Zealand's water supplies.
In today's email we round up the latest regulatory and economic news.
In today's email we detail the latest in the political dramas dogging both National and Labour, and look into plans to allow the Commerce Commission to conduct market studies.
In today's email (sent to subscribers before this morning's decision by the Commerce Commission) we looked at the implications of either a yes, no (or 'yes but no') vote on the proposed Fairfax-NZME merger.
The Commerce Commission has delivered a unanimous and very strong final rejection of NZME's application to merge with Fairfax New Zealand, which would have created a company owning more than 90 percent of the nation's newspapers. It decided a merger would increase advertising prices for currently competing Sunday newspapers and community newspapers, increase subscription prices for Sunday newspapers, and reduce the quality or increase eventual subscription prices for online news.