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Commerce Commission launches consumer issues cartoon

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The Commerce Commission has launched an original animated TV series to raise awareness on consumer rights.

The series, "It's All Good", features New Zealand's "sharpest legal advisor", Aunty, and her well-meaning nephew, Herman Faleafa, Commissioner Anna Rawlings says.

"Herman means well but he often has his head in the clouds and doesn't think things through, especially when it comes to money. So he needs Aunty and others to keep his feet on the ground."

An important part of the Commission's role is to undertake education and awareness campaigns on the laws they enforce, Ms Rawlings says.

"We want to empower borrowers in New Zealand and raise their awareness of their rights.

Each episode of "It's All Good" – which was made with advice from the Ministry for Pacific Peoples - features a situation many New Zealanders will be in at some stage in their life, for example getting a loan or being a guarantor.

"Aunty does her best to make sure Herman has his head on straight and knows his rights, with a few laughs along the way. If anyone can get the messages across, it's Aunty."

The first five episodes of It's All Good focus on credit issues and key law changes introduced last year.

The Commission plans to tackle other issues, such as product safety and fair trading, introducing other characters into this world as it develops over the next year.

You can find out more and view the series here.

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