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Conviction for Noel Richard Sanders

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 21 January 2021.

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We’re making changes to the Financial Services Providers Register

On 15 March 2021, we’ll be updating the FSPR, and you’ll notice some changes to the register.

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New GM takes charge of registers

Sanjai Raj has been appointed General Manager of the newly formed Market Integrity branch of MBIE, taking over as Registrar of our business registers from Ross van der Schyff.

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New COVID-19 exemptions for companies and administrators

New exemptions granted by the Registrar of Companies will further ease compliance obligations on companies, overseas companies, and their administrators, where they have been affected by COVID-19.

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Consultation on proposed exemptions to Companies Act requirements has closed

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment has finished consultation on behalf of the Registrar of Companies on proposed exemptions from certain requirements in the Companies Act 1993.

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Government extends Business Debt Hibernation scheme

The Government is extending the Business Debt Hibernation (BDH) scheme by 10 months to 31 October 2021.

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Introducing the 'Online services' menu

In 2017 we refreshed the Companies Register website. It’s now time to make two improvements, based on your suggestions.

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COVID-19-related business relief measures: extensions and expiry dates

An update on the dates when the temporary COVID-19-related business relief measures expire.

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Conviction for Andrew Charlton Tonks

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 27 January 2020.

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Conviction for Gerard Priya De Silva

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 26 February 2020.

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Conviction for Jessica Ann Brechelt

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 4 December 2019.

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Conviction for Jose Enrico Buenaventura

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 3 June 2020.

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Conviction for Zeb Townsend

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 26 June 2020.

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Conviction for Karina Longville

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 18 March 2020.

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Conviction for Macaulay Oliver Marchant

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 14 February 2020.

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Conviction for Vikrant John Dua

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 17 September 2020.

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Conviction for Akesa Tupou

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 22 January 2020.

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Conviction for Paul Simon Denley

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 21 May 2020.

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Conviction for Kelly Michelle Mounsey-Ross

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 27 September 2019.

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Conviction for Victor Eduardo Batista

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 10 July 2019.

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Conviction for Jamie Hargraves

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 4 March 2020.

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Safe harbour for company directors to expire

Company directors are reminded that the temporary ‘safe harbour’ from their insolvency-related duties will expire on 30 September 2020 as planned.

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Licensing bodies confirmed for new regulatory regime

The Registrar of Companies has approved the first licensing bodies under the Insolvency Practitioners Regulation Act 2019.

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Companies Office fees and levies are changing

Annual return and company registration fees paid after 1 September 2020 will include an insolvency practitioner regulatory regime levy.

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Start date confirmed for new regulatory regime

The new regulatory regime introduced by the Insolvency Practitioners Regulation Act 2019 will come into force on 1 September 2020.

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Start date for the new financial advice regime confirmed

The Government has confirmed that the new financial advice regulatory regime set out in the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Act 2019 will come into force on 15 March 2021.

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FMA KiwiSaver tracker updated, showing part of COVID-19 impact

The FMA’s online KiwiSaver tracker tool has been updated with the quarterly fund information for March 2020, reflecting the volatility that hit markets in the first quarter of the year.

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Summary of submissions: Proposed regulations

Following public consultation on proposals to implement the Insolvency Practitioners Regulation Act 2019, including setting the fees and levy under the scheme, a summary of submissions, and MBIE’s responses, is now available.

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We’re accepting ‘remote’ declarations during COVID-19

In response to the need for physical distancing during COVID-19, the Companies Office will, as a temporary measure, accept statutory declarations that meet the requirements of the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957 but are taken by alternative means.

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COVID-19 impact on Insolvency Practitioners Regulation legislation

New Insolvency Practitioners Regulation legislation is scheduled to come into force on 17 June 2020 however this may be delayed.

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Law changes to help businesses through COVID-19

The COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Bill, introduced to Parliament on 5 May 2020, includes a wide range of measures to support businesses and other entities through the pandemic.

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Fraudulent roofing contractor Sam Oliver Spence imprisoned for breaches of company and insolvency laws

On 5 May 2020, Sam Oliver Spence, a roofing contractor, was sentenced in the Auckland District Court.

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Annual returns - Regulatory relief for retirement villages

Retirement Villages Operators that have an annual return due up to and including the month of September are able to seek regulatory relief by requesting an alteration of their annual return month where appropriate.

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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.

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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.

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Minimum standards published for licensing and accreditation under the Insolvency Practitioners Regulation Act 2019

The Registrar of Companies has published minimum standards, conditions and requirements for ongoing competence for the licensing of insolvency practitioners, and minimum standards for the accreditation of bodies, after a period of public consultation.

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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.

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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.

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Business.govt.nz provides free tools to help small businesses

The free information and resources on business.govt.nz focuses on key pain points for small business including tax, employment, health & safety, and cash flow.

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Consultation opens – Discussion document for insolvency practitioners accredited bodies

Public consultation is now open on the discussion document for implementation of the Insolvency Practitioners Regulation Act 2019: Proposed standards, conditions & policies for accredited bodies. This runs until 7 February 2020.

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Consultation opens – Discussion Paper for licensing of Insolvency Practitioners

Public consultation has begun on the discussion document for implementation of the Insolvency Practitioners Regulation Act 2019 — Proposed minimum standards and conditions for the licensing of insolvency practitioners.

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Helping you develop your business skills

A new suite of online guides promoting better business practices and decision-making is now available on MBIE’s website, business.govt.nz.

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Government improving protections for consumers and workers when businesses fail

On 4 November 2019, Minister Kris Faafoi released a statement announcing changes that will favourably affect consumers and workers of failed businesses.

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Need help with company amalgamations?

We’ve produced a new video guide to help you get it right first time when presenting amalgamation documents.

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Kua wātea ināianei te tohutō kia whakamahia e ngā rōpū Manatōpū, Kaitiaki hoki — Macrons now available for use by societies and trusts

Macrons are now available for use in our Incorporated Societies and Charitable Trusts registers, thanks to recent improvements to our register system.

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Improvements to the Charitable Trusts Register

We’ve recently improved the Charitable Trusts Register, making it easier for you to update your details, search for information, or register a trust board.

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Improvements to Incorporated Societies Register

We’ve recently improved the Incorporated Societies Register, making it easier for you to update your details, search for information, or register a society.

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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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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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