Insights and articles

Gain insights from the Companies Office

  • 655,656 registered companies as at 31 May 2020
  • 542,002 searches on companies register data last month
  • 14,705 registered Financial Service Providers
  • 91 directors prohibited in 2019 calendar year under s385 Director Prohibitions
  • 1,857,202 registered financing statements on the PPSR
  • 220,848 annual returns filed from 1 January to 31 May 2020

Recent notices

Dissolution notice — Incorporated societies

Notice of dissolution of 15 incorporated societies under Section 28(1) Incorporated Societies Act 1908

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Notice of revocation of dissolution — Incorporated societies

Notice of revocation of dissolution of 20 incorporated societies under Section 28(3) Incorporated Societies Act 1908

Primary Register: Incorporated Societies Published:

Dissolution notice — Charitable trust boards

Notice of dissolution of 11 charitable trust boards under section 26(1) Charitable Trusts Act 1957

Primary Register: Charitable Trusts Published:

Recent news

FMA levies are changing

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) levies are increasing from 1 July 2020.

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Law changes to help businesses through COVID-19

The COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Bill, introduced to Parliament on 5 May 2020, includes a wide range of measures to support businesses and other entities through the pandemic.

Primary Register: Companies Office Published:

Insolvency relief for businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Government will be introducing legislation to make changes to the Companies Act to help businesses facing insolvency due to COVID-19 to remain viable, with the aim of keeping New Zealanders in jobs.

Primary Register: Companies Office Published:

The impact of COVID-19 on incorporated societies

We appreciate that these are challenging times for everyone, and that circumstances related to COVID-19 may be affecting your ability to meet your legal and procedural obligations as an incorporated society over the coming months.

Primary Register: Incorporated Societies Published:

Change to the start of the new financial advice regulatory regime

The start of the new financial advice regulatory regime, set out in the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Act 2019, will be delayed from 29 June 2020 to early 2021.

Primary Register: Financial Service Providers Register Published:

Business as usual for the PPSR

The PPSR continues to operate normally, allowing you to register, search and maintain financing statements.

Primary Register: Personal Property Securities Register Published:

COVID-19 Update

The Companies Office is prioritising the health and well-being of our people and our customers in response to the latest developments of COVID-19.

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