The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

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Anti-spam enforcement action 2015

The Department's Electronic Messaging Compliance Unit is responsible for enforcing the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007. Below is a list of enforcement actions taken by the team in 2015.

November 2015

One New Zealand company was issued with a Formal Warning for breaches of the Act.

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

U-Sell Hamilton

Section 9, section 11

 

October 2015

Five New Zealand companies were issued with Formal Warnings for breaches of the Act.

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Shaun Phillips

Section 9, section 11

Bruce Smith T/A The Coasters Club 

Section 9
The Snowball Effect Limited Section 9
Martins Limited  Section 9, section 15
NZVAPOR Limited  Section 9, section 11

 

Offending entity - Civil Infringement Notice

Breach

Balmoral Road Limited T/A Hue Balmoral

Section 9, section 11

 

September 2015

Six New Zealand companies were issued with Formal Warnings for breaches of the Act.

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

ATF New Zealand Limited

Section 9, Section 11

Cooper & Co Real Estate Limited

Section 11

NZ Marquee Events Limited 

Section 9, Section 11

SEO Zealand

Section 9, Section 11

Amplifier Agency NZ Limited

Section 11

Total Business Solutions Section 9

August 2015

Five New Zealand companies were issued with Formal Warnings for breaches of the Act.

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Snowcentre 2009 Limited

Section 9, Section 11

Kristina Paterson

Section 9, Section 11

Sales 2001 Limited

Section 9, Section 11

Sonovatex Holdings Limited – T/A Firstin

Section 9

Qantas Airways Limited

Section 9

July 2015

Six New Zealand companies were issued with Formal Warnings for breaches of the Act.

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Mark Ferguson – T/A propertynoise.co.nz

Section 9

Young Men's Christian Association of Christchurch (Inc.) Charitable Trust

Section 9, Section 11

Infuse Spa NZ Limited

Section 9, Section 11

AHL Hotels (NZ) Limited - T/A Thorndon Hotel by Rydges

Section 9

Per Varios Casus Limited – T/A Legends Cafe

Section 9, Section 11

Adventure Riders NZ Limited – T/A Touratech NZ

Section 9, Section 11

June 2015

Six New Zealand companies were issued with Formal Warnings and one company was issued a Civil Infringement Notice for breaches of the Act

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

PENDANZ

Section 9, Section 11

Vision Group Limited

Section 9, Section 11

Printek Supplies Limited t/a Datatek Pacific

Section 9, Section 11

Refreshyrlife

Section 9, Section 11

Stealth Media Limited

Section 9

Pacific Brands Holdings (NZ) Limited t/a the Brands Outlet

Section 9, Section 11

 

Offending entity - Civil Infringement Notice

Breach

MKT Technologies Limited

Section 9, Section 11

May 2015

Four New Zealand companies were issued with Formal Warnings and one company was issued a Civil Infringement Notice for breaches of the Act

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Whitehaven Distribution Limited

Section 9

Twosome Limited 

Section 9

WebOriginate NZ Limited

Section 9, Section 11

The Web Company NZ Limited

Section 9, Section 11

 

Offending entity - Civil Infringement Notice

Breach

Jenkins Gym

Section 9, Section 11

April 2015

Four New Zealand companies were issued with Formal Warnings and one New Zealand company was issued with a Civil Infringement Notice for breaches of the Act

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Enhance Accommodation Furniture

Section 11

Accounting for Charities Trust

Section 9, Section 11

Working Feedback NZ Limited

Section 9

RM & CE Limited – trading as The Heating Company International

Section 9

 

Offending entity - Civil Infringement Notice

Breach

PR Web Limited

Section 9

March 2015

Four New Zealand companies were issued with Formal Warnings for breaches of the Act

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Hotel Montreal Limited

Section 9

Stoeveken Cosmetics Limited

Section 9, Section 11

Central Saw and Tool Services Limited

Trading as Tool Deals

Section 9

Breakers Restaurants Limited

Section 9

February 2015

Five New Zealand companies were issued with Formal Warnings for breaches of the Act

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Repertoire Limited

Section 9, Section 11

Kids Wear

Section 9

Rachel Ashton - UP Real Estate Agent

Section 9

Lenovo (Australia & New Zealand) Pty Limited

Section 9, Section 11

Buy Right Cars Limited

Section 9, Section 11

January 2015

Four New Zealand companies were issued with Formal Warnings for breaches of the Act and the Department received the findings relating to a defended hearing held at the Manukau District Court in July 2014: Email spammer fined $12,000

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Promotional USB

Section 9

Bicycle Business Colombo Street Limited

Section 9

Moorhouse CityFitness Limited

Section 9, Section 11

Bachcare Limited

Section 9