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

Removal notice - section 318(1)(b)

Notice of intention to remove 2080 companies from the Companies Register

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Removal notice - section 318(1)(ba)

Notice of intention to remove 29 companies from the Companies Register

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Removal notice - section 318(1)(d)

Notice of intention to remove 191 companies from the Companies Register

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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.

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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.

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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.

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