Insights and articles

Gain insights from the Companies Office

  • 640,740 registered companies as at 31 December 2019
  • 429,046 searches on companies register data last month
  • 13,861 registered Financial Service Providers
  • 91 directors prohibited in 2019 calendar year under s385 Director Prohibitions
  • 1,819,965 registered financing statements on the PPSR
  • 550,826 annual returns filed from 1 January to 31 December 2019

Recent notices

Deregistration notice — Section 98

Notice of intention to deregister 5 limited partnerships

Primary Register: Limited Partnerships (New Zealand & Overseas) Published:

Notice of revocation of dissolution — Charitable trust boards

Notice of revocation of dissolution of 1 charitable trust board under section 26(4) Charitable Trusts Act 1957

Primary Register: Charitable Trusts Published:

Notice of revocation of dissolution — Incorporated societies

Notice of revocation of dissolution of 45 incorporated societies under Section 28(3) Incorporated Societies Act 1908

Primary Register: Incorporated Societies Published:

Recent news

Consultation opens – Discussion Paper for licensing of Insolvency Practitioners

Public consultation has begun on the discussion document for implementation of the Insolvency Practitioners Regulation Act 2019 — Proposed minimum standards and conditions for the licensing of insolvency practitioners.

Primary Register: Companies Office Published:

Helping you develop your business skills

A new suite of online guides promoting better business practices and decision-making is now available on MBIE’s website, business.govt.nz.

Primary Register: Companies Register Published:

Government improving protections for consumers and workers when businesses fail

On 4 November 2019, Minister Kris Faafoi released a statement announcing changes that will favourably affect consumers and workers of failed businesses.

Primary Register: Companies Register Published:

Need help drafting your society’s rules?

For those looking to draft a constitution or ‘set of rules’ for an incorporated society, we’ve created the Constitution Builder, a new do-it-yourself online tool.

Primary Register: Incorporated Societies Published: