Insights and articles

Gain insights from the Companies Office

  • 622,859 Registered companies as at 31 March 2019
  • 758,579 Searches on companies register data last month
  • 13,430 Number of registered Financial Service Providers
  • 36 Directors prohibited in 2018 calendar year under s385 Director Prohibitions
  • 1,826,406 Registered financing statements on the PPSR
  • 118,247 Annual returns filed from 1 January to 31 March 2019

Recent notices

Dissolution notice — Incorporated societies

Notice of dissolution of incorporated societies under Section 28(1) Incorporated Societies Act 1908

Primary Register: Incorporated Societies Published:

Removal notice - section 318(1)(d)

Notice of intention to remove 349 companies from the Companies Register

Primary Register: Companies Register Published:

Removal notice - section 318(1)(e)

Notice of intention to remove 10 companies from the Companies Register

Primary Register: Companies Register Published:

Recent news

CERT NZ Advisory — Christchurch tragedy-related scams and attacks

CERT NZ has received reports of different opportunistic online scams and attacks in the wake of the tragic events in Christchurch last week.

Primary Register: Companies Office Published:

NZ takes top spot for ease of doing business

New Zealand has taken the top spot in the World Bank’s annual ease of doing business ranking for the third year in a row.

Primary Register: Companies Office Published:

New advanced search features

We’ve recently made a number of improvements to our advanced search functionality in response to customer feedback.

Primary Register: Companies Register Published:

Proposed changes to how financial advice is regulated

The Government is currently progressing changes to how financial advice is regulated in New Zealand.

Primary Register: Financial Service Providers Register Published: