The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

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Anti-spam enforcement action 2016

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 2016.

December 2016

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Wild Fitness Limited (T/A Lioness - The Gym for Women) Breaches of section 11
Total Supplies Breaches of section 9 and 11

 

November 2016

Two New Zealand companies were issued with Formal Warnings and two New Zealand companies were issued with a Civil Infringement Notice for breaches of the Act.

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Gardner Family Trust Breaches of section 9
Absolute Results Productions Limited Breaches of section 11

Offending entity - Civil Infringement Notice

Breach

Quality Meats Limited Breach of section 9
Pharmexa Limited Breaches of sections 9 and 11

 

September 2016

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

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Breder Suasso Limited Breaches of sections 9 and 11

 

August 2016

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

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Lantis Holdings Limited – trading as 4Guys Autobarn Breaches of section 11
Finishing Touch Equestrian Limited Breaches of section 9

 

July 2016

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

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Auckland Apartments City Living Breaches of section 9
Licensed NZ Breaches of section 9
Verve Magazine Limited Breaches of section 9


One New Zealand company was issued with a Civil Infringement Notice for breaches of the Act.

Offending entity - Civil Infringement Notice

Breach

Encore Cabaret Limited Breaches of section 9

 

June 2016

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

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Pharmexa Limited Breaches of sections 9 & 11
James Pratt – trading as Employer’s Guide Breaches of section 9
Tenant Source Limited Breaches of sections 9 & 11
Jonathan White (Barfoot & Thompson Real Estate Agent) Breaches of sections 9 & 11
TKS Personal Property Management Limited Breaches of sections 9 & 11


One New Zealand company was issued with a Civil Infringement Notice for breaches of the Act.

Offending entity - Civil Infringement Notice

Breach

Hot Leads Limited Breaches of section 15

 

May 2016

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

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Winedealer (2015) Limited Breaches of section 9
Quality Meats Limited Breaches of sections 9 & 11
Jackie Cui (Ray White Real Estate Agent Breaches of section 11

 

April 2016

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

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Encore Cabaret Limited

Breaches of section 9
Hot Leads Limited Breaches of section 15
Quicklube NZ Limited Breaches of sections 9 & 11
Hydestor Manufacturing Limited Breaches of sections 9 & 11
The Career Academy Limited Breaches of sections 9 & 11

 

March 2016

Two New Zealand companies were issued with a Formal Warning for breaches of the Act.

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Q C Wang Limited – trading as Tinakori Bistro 

Breach of Section 9 
NZInvest Limited Breaches of Sections 9 and 11

 

February 2016

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

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

DrGrab

Breaches of Sections 9 and 11
Semwal Bespoke Breaches of Section 9 
Joining The Dots Breach of Section 9
Ktech Limited Breaches of Section 9
Liquid Learning Group Pty Limited Breaches of Section 9