Insights and articles

Gain insights from the Companies Office

  • 646,344 registered companies as at 29 February 2020
  • 546,500 searches on companies register data last month
  • 13,997 registered Financial Service Providers
  • 91 directors prohibited in 2019 calendar year under s385 Director Prohibitions
  • 1,857,056 registered financing statements on the PPSR
  • 49,970 annual returns filed from 1 January to 29 February 2020

Recent notices

Restoration notice

Notice of intention to restore 30 companies to the Companies Register

Primary Register: Companies Register Published:

Removal notice - section 318(1)(d)

Notice of intention to remove 344 companies from the Companies Register

Primary Register: Companies Register Published:

Deregistration notice — Section 98

Notice of intention to deregister 9 limited partnerships

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

Recent news

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.

Primary Register: Companies Office Published: