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Companies Office develops new service

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7 September 2016

New Zealand Companies Office is working closely with private sector innovators to make it faster and easier to maintain company information and file annual returns. While the New Zealand Companies Office website provides efficient access to the Companies Register for most customers, high volume customers will find this service more effective.

The new service will use an application programming interface, or API. An API enables our system to talk to others without the involvement of a person. No user interface or manual input is needed. This means systems can more easily share information with each other – passing data to them, and receiving data from them.

The innovative businesses we’re working with will be able to offer business owners, accountants and professional advisors the convenience of familiar business management tools and accounting software to make sure company information is accurate and to file annual returns.

Making it easier to maintain accurate company records throughout the year will result in more up to date information, more informed decision making and greater opportunities to innovate.

For more information about the service please visit or email