24 May 2021
Results of the New Zealand Consumer Survey, conducted every two years by the MBIE’s Consumer Protection team, are available now.
12 March 2021
Landlords and tenants will be affected by the recent changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. Some changes took effect in August 2020 and February 2021.
22 December 2020
Everyone is vulnerable to scams, now more than ever. Netsafe has reported large increases in the number of scam and fraud reports on their website this year.
13 November 2020
This week is Fraud Awareness Week and we’re encouraging people to ‘stop and think - is this for real?’
10 September 2020
On 8 September, the government announced a consumer travel reimbursement scheme to assist travel agents with returning refunds and credits.
29 May 2020
To protect people from excessive interest and fees on credit contracts, the Government has updated the Credit Contract and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA).
19 December 2019
Inclined infant sleep products have been banned after being implicated in 73 deaths overseas.
11 November 2019
Consumer Protection began their first TV campaign this week. The segments emphasise that “it’s good to know your consumer rights”.
12 August 2019
A common scam targeting visa-holders is doing the rounds again and Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is urging people to be on the alert and not to be taken in.
22 May 2019
The New Zealand Consumer Survey is conducted every two years by Consumer Protection, part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.