Insights and articles

Gain insights from the Companies Office

  • 631,810 Registered companies as at 30 June 2019
  • 683,667 Searches on companies register data last month
  • 13,530 Number of registered Financial Service Providers
  • 36 Directors prohibited in 2018 calendar year under s385 Director Prohibitions
  • 1,830,553 Registered financing statements on the PPSR
  • 279,039 Annual returns filed from 1 January to 30 June 2019

Recent notices

Removal notice - section 318(1)(b)

Notice of intention to remove 4523 companies from the Companies Register

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Removal notice - section 318(1)(aaa)

Notice of intention to remove 2 companies from the Companies Register

Primary Register: Companies Register Published:

Removal notice - section 318(1)(ba)

Notice of intention to remove 40 companies from the Companies Register

Primary Register: Companies Register Published:

Recent news

Incorporated Societies Bill closer to introduction

The Government has agreed to update legislation that applies to the more than 23,000 incorporated societies that operate in New Zealand.

Primary Register: Incorporated Societies Published:

Insolvency Practitioners Regulation Act passed into law

The Insolvency Practitioners Regulation Act was passed by Parliament on 17 June 2019 and is expected to come into force in June 2020.

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:

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: