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Limited Partnerships registers moving online

The New Zealand and Overseas Limited Partnerships Registers will be moving online later this year.

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Optional information to be collected via your company's annual return

We will be introducing some changes to the Companies Register annual return process in the next couple of months.

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Conviction for Samuel Raymond North

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

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The FSPR website — new look is live

Today we have revealed our new look Financial Service Providers Register (FSPR) website.

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New look FSPR website coming soon

Early March we will reveal our new look Financial Service Providers Register (FSPR) website.

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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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Christmas holiday office closure

Office hours for the Companies Register for the holiday period (23 December 2017 to 2 January 2018).

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New look Disclose website coming soon

Early in the New Year we will reveal our new look Disclose website.

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It’s time to step up your cyber defence

The Companies Office is proud to be an official partner of Cyber Smart Week 2017, New Zealand’s cyber security awareness week brought to you by CERT NZ and Connect Smart.

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New Zealand retains top spot for ease of doing business

For the second year in a row, New Zealand has claimed top spot in the World Bank Doing Business 2018 report for ease of doing business, ahead of 190 other economies.

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Conviction for Jasmeet Kaur

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 4 September 2017

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Primary Register: Companies Register Published: Convictions

Conviction for Lisa Maria Willis

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 18 May 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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We asked for your feedback and here’s what you told us about our service

In June, we asked you to let us know how we’re doing. Over 86% of you told us that you were satisfied with our service.

Read the survey feedback article at Companies Register
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Registrar of Companies prohibits 38 people from being directors

The Registrar of Companies prohibited 38 people from being directors of limited liability companies in the 2016/17 financial year.

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Companies Office has no connection with the Corporate Portal

Some New Zealand companies and incorporated societies have received correspondence regarding updating information in the ‘Corporate Portal New Zealand’.

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Changes to how shareholders can receive annual reports

‘FMC reporting entities’ will now have alternative options for sending annual reports. This will result in time and cost savings, and a reduction in the amount of paper required.

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PPSR Replacement (rPPSR) Project Update

The external rPPSR API Reference Group and other API community members have asked MBIE for more time. As a result, we can confirm that the new PPSR go-live date will be 2 July 2018.

Read the rPPSR project update at Personal Property Securities Register
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New annual return requirement for all industrial and provident societies

From August this year we’ll introduce a new annual return form for all industrial and provident societies.

Read the annual return article at Industrial & Provident Societies
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New Companies Register fees from 1 July 2017

Last year, the Government approved changes to some Companies Office fees, along with changes to levies to fund the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and External Reporting Board (XRB).

Read the Companies Register fees article at Companies Register
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Warning on misleading intellectual property invoices

Be aware of misleading invoices offering services to help protect your intellectual property for a fee.

Read the article on misleading intellectual property invoices at Companies Register
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NZX publishes Corporate Governance Code

The final NZX Corporate Governance Code and supporting rule amendments have now been finalised and approved.

Read the Corporate Governance Code article at Companies Register
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Conviction for Yosef Chtouki

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 12 May 2016

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Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) replacement

The PPSR is a reliable system that has been in operation since 2002. MBIE is undertaking an across-the-board technology refresh to reduce the risks and costs associated with ageing technology.

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Inland Revenue information sharing

Inland Revenue can now share information with the Registrar of Companies about some serious offences under the Companies Act 1993.

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Conviction for Bryan Holmes

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 7 November 2016

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Primary Register: Companies Register Published: Convictions

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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Conviction for Nicola Mary James

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies, sentenced on 28 August 2014

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Conviction for Edwin Francis Murray

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies, sentenced on 28 August 2014

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Conviction for Robert Karl Block

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies, sentenced on 24 June 2014

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Conviction for Keith John Madden

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies, sentenced on 25 July 2014

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Conviction for Gerald Waters

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies, sentenced on 24 July 2013

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Conviction for John Henry Ede

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies, sentenced on 25 June 2013

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Conviction for Daniel Heinz Feller

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies, sentenced on 9 May 2013

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