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Australia to regulate crypto and BNPL in payments overhaul

Australia will also broaden its payment laws to cover online transaction providers like Apple Pay and Google Pay.

Aucklanders’ card spending rebounds

Department stores, clothing and furniture sectors have all increased sales by more than 100 per cent compared to the wee...

Retailers warned to ‘keep it real’ when setting sale prices

Pricing is one of the most complained about areas, amounting to more than 15 per cent of Fair Trading complaints the Com...
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Government to regulate Chinese medicines

The Chinese Medicine Council will roll out the qualifications and competency standards required for practitioners of Chi...

Dairy owners group dubs 90 per cent double-vax target ‘torture’

“People I know are in tears. The mental toll is crippling and I am afraid people will die."
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Consumer NZ, grocery suppliers call for action on grocery duopoly

Both organisations demand changes to the rules governing supermarkets in the country, resulting in the industry giants h...

Dairies call for grocery duopoly’s wholesale, retail arms to be split

The nation’s dairy owners have urged the Commerce Commission to “think small”, arguing that their 4000-strong nationwide...

Liquor store chain operator loses licence after exploiting workers

Nekita has been fined $125,000 in penalties for operating a dual payroll system to avoid paying staff.

Commerce Commission case against Bunnings’ pricing dismissed

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has seen its case against Bunnings Warehouse thrown out, after alleging had misled cus...

Vaccine passports are coming to Australia. Here’s what 4 retailers think

Australia is set to become the latest country where people are required to provide proof of vaccination to enter shops, ...

Paper cup maker drops recycling claims after being caught greenwashing

Paper packaging products company Glopac has been ticked off for greenwashing by the Commerce Commission for promoting it...

Kmart to review toy safety procedures after regulatory probe

Kmart will change the way it age grades its home brand toys in New Zealand after a Commerce Commission investigation fou...

HP gains final clearance for resale price maintenance

HP New Zealand has been cleared to engage in resale price maintenance (RPM), the Commerce Commission has determined.

Crocs claims Rivers stole its famous sandal design

US sandal brand Crocs is taking Mosaic Brands’ Rivers to court over a perceived infringement on the trademark of its fam...

A new accord to protect garment workers is in effect. Here’s what’s in it

The agreement replaces the landmark Bangladesh Accord implemented after a building collapse killed more than 1100 garmen...

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