Insights and articles

Gain insights from the Companies Office

  • 629,725 Registered companies as at 31 July 2019
  • 805,458 Searches on companies register data last month
  • 13,568 Number of registered Financial Service Providers
  • 36 Directors prohibited in 2018 calendar year under s385 Director Prohibitions
  • 1,834,871 Registered financing statements on the PPSR
  • 329,893 Annual returns filed from 1 January to 31 July 2019

Recent notices

Removal notice - section 318(1)(f)

Notice of intention to remove 1 company from the Companies Register

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Removal notice - section 318(1)(ba)

Notice of intention to remove 65 companies from the Companies Register

Primary Register: Companies Register Published:

Removal notice - section 318(1)(bc)

Notice of intention to remove 1 company from the Companies Register

Primary Register: Companies Register Published:

Recent news

FMA seminars on transitional licensing

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) will be hosting a series of seminars in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, that will discuss transitional licensing.

Primary Register: Financial Service Providers Register Published:

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.

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