Before you begin
To update or maintain any company details with the Companies Office:
- You will need to be logged in as a registered user of the website.
- You must also have Company Authority for the company.
Step 1 | Locate the company to update
From the Online Services - Do It Now menu choose Update Company Details then choose which details you need to update (for example, Constitution). Find the company by entering some search criteria (for example, either the company name, the company number or the NZBN).
From the Search Results select the company to update.
Step 2 | My Tools
Click on the My Tools button to display a menu of your options.
From this menu choose the Constitution option.
What constitution changes can you make?
- File an amended constitution
(this includes adopting a constitution for the first time) or
- Revoke a constitution.
File an amended constitution
After incorporation a company may decide to amend its constitution or, if the company had no constitution, adopt one.
You must notify the Registrar of Companies within ten working days of the amendment or adoption of constitution.
Revoke a constitution
Any time you upload an amended or updated version of your constitution, the old constitution will essentially be replaced. In this situation, there is no need to revoke a constitution before uploading a new one. If, however, a constitution should not have been filed at all you can revoke it.
You must notify the Registrar of Companies within ten working days of the revocation.