Steel & Tube Holdings has pleaded guilty to 24 charges of making false and misleading representations about its steel mesh products and will be sentenced next March.

The NZX-listed steel products maker faced 29 charges of breaching the Fair Trading Act in a prosecution brought earlier this year by the Commerce Commission. That followed a complaint laid in 2015 about mesh used in housing and driveway construction not meeting required standards. A spokeswoman for the regulator confirmed…