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New options now available when confirming your authority

We’ve made some changes to the way you confirm your authority to manage information on the Companies Register.

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Consultation opens – Implementation of the Insolvency Practitioners Regulation Act – Discussion Document

Public consultation has begun on the discussion document for implementation of the Insolvency Practitioners Regulation Act 2019

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We’re making changes to the incorporated societies and charitable trusts registers

We’re currently updating our register system and you’ll notice some changes while we do this.

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Phishing emails claiming to be sent from MBIE

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) is aware of phishing emails that are pretending to be sent from MBIE and contain malicious software.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Conviction for Marc McRae Lawrence

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies, sentenced on 21 May 2019

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Conviction for Martin Roy Parsons

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies, sentenced on 22 May 2019

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Conviction for Faleako Pepa

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies, sentenced on 30 January 2019

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Conviction for Alex Oliver Bergen

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 18 October 2018

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Morgan DeVere fined $40,000 in first FMA case of company abuse of the FSPR

Morgan DeVere Corporate Finance Limited has been fined $40,000 following its conviction at the Wellington District Court on two charges of breaching the Financial Services Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act 2008.

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Company convicted for abuse of the FSPR

The Financial Markets Authority has obtained a conviction against Morgan DeVere Corporate Finance Limited (Morgan DeVere) for falsely claiming it was registered on the Financial Services Providers Register (FSPR).

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High Court imposes first permanent prohibition under Companies Act

The High Court has permanently prohibited Lance Jack Ryan from being involved in the management of a company.

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Upcoming changes to how financial advice is regulated

The Government has passed new legislation that will change how financial advice is regulated in New Zealand.

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Smart Investor is now live

Smart Investor is a new online tool that allows people to easily search and compare different investment options – everything from KiwiSaver to shares, bonds and other managed investment products.

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Updating a director’s ASIC details

Change a director’s Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) details including Australian Company Number (ACN), company name and addresses.

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Directors’ full names are required on the Companies Register

On the Companies Register, we require directors to provide their full name, as they appear on their passport or driver’s licence.

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Conviction for Ee Kuoh Lau

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 29 May 2018

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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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Conviction for Anatalea Andrew Lafaitele

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 30 May 2018

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Conviction for Belinda Aroha Molly Bennett

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 24 August 2018

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We’re making it easier for businesses to enter their Business Industry Code information

The Companies Office has updated the Business Industry Code (BIC) field to make it easier for you to input your BIC.

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The Limited Partnerships Registers have moved to a new system – find out what it means for you

We’ve moved the Limited Partnerships Registers (New Zealand & Overseas) to a new system to provide you with improved access and usability, and some new online services.

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Proposed changes to how financial advice is regulated

The Government is currently progressing changes to how financial advice is regulated in New Zealand.

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TXTB4UBUY service decommissioned

The TXTB4UBUY service was decommissioned at 5pm on Friday 28 September and has been replaced by a new mobile-friendly search for motor vehicles from 1 October 2018.

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Conviction for Mark Anthony McCreath

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies, sentenced on 25 July 2018.

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Conviction for Tere Junior Makita

Conviction obtained by the registrar of Companies on 25 May 2018

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Conviction for Fatai Tafilo

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 8 May 2018

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Conviction for Amandeep Singh

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies, convicted and sentenced on 13 March 2018

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Conviction for Samuel Raymond North

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 1 March 2018.

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Conviction for David Blake

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 19 September 2017.

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Conviction for Lance Jack Ryan

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 19 September 2017.

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Conviction for Jasmeet Kaur

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 4 September 2017

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Conviction for Navjot Singh

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 31 May 2017

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Conviction for Jamie Colin Somerville

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 26 July 2017

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Conviction for Raemon Michael Parkinson

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 18 July 2017

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Conviction for Yosef Chtouki

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 12 May 2016

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Conviction for Bryan Holmes

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 7 November 2016

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Conviction for Tania Mata Dixon

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 29 October 2015

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Conviction for Alan Charles Ferens

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 15 July 2016

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Conviction for Christopher Michael Andrews

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 2 December 2015

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Conviction for Dewa Nand

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 16 September 2016

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Conviction for Dhanshuk Amarsee

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 8 September 2015

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Conviction for Gillian Geraldine Boakes

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 26 May 2015

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Conviction for Armajit Singh Barring

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 30 April 2015

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Conviction for Gregory John Anderson

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies, sentenced on 24 March 2015

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Conviction for Shane John Brady

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 8 October 2014

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