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CERT NZ Advisory — Christchurch tragedy-related scams and attacks

CERT NZ has received reports of different opportunistic online scams and attacks in the wake of the tragic events in Christchurch last week.

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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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Incorporated Societies and Charitable Trusts Registers – update your email!

If you, or your clients, have a presence on the current registers, it’s important to update your details now.

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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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New advanced search features

We’ve recently made a number of improvements to our advanced search functionality in response to customer feedback.

Read about the new advanced search features at Companies Register
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Check out your online self this Cyber Smart Week

There’s a lot of news about cyber security at the moment. We’ve all seen stories of hackers intercepting emails to trick people out of money, and whole systems locked up for ransom.

View some simple actions to help protect your online self
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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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Planning to submit limited partnerships documents?

If you plan to submit new registrations or changes to existing limited partnerships, we’d appreciate if you could do this by 5pm on Thursday 11 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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Electronic signatures — avoiding rejection

The Companies Office accepts documents that are signed electronically. Make sure you follow our standards for using electronic signatures to avoid getting your documents rejected.

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Reducing the time you spend on annual returns

Following on from a successful pilot, we are now inviting all our customers to provide optional additional information as part of the annual return process.

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Conviction for Fatai Tafilo

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 8 May 2018

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Business registers for the future

We’re developing our business registers to provide you with greater access, flexibility and opportunity.

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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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Access blocked for older browsers from Thursday 7th June

If you are using an old browser you may not be able to access our websites.

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Feedback sought on proposed changes to the registration of financial service providers

Feedback is now being sought on proposed regulations relating to the registration of financial service providers.

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Conviction for Samuel Raymond North

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

View the conviction details at Companies Register
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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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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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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’.

Read the Corporate Portal article at Companies Register
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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.

Read the article about this change at Companies 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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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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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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