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Restoration notice

Notice of intention to restore 32 companies to the Companies Register

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Removal notice - section 318(1)(d)

Notice of intention to remove 315 companies from the Companies Register

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Removal notice - section 318(1)(c)

Notice of intention to remove 8 companies from the Companies Register

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Conviction for Noel Richard Sanders

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

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Notice of intention to correct the register

Notice of intention to correct the Companies Register for 37 companies

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Removal notice - section 318(1)(ba)

Notice of intention to remove 46 companies from the Companies Register

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Removal notice - section 318(1)(aaa)

Notice of intention to remove 3 companies from the Companies 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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Notice of intention to correct the register

Notice of intention to correct the Companies Register for 5 companies

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Restoration notice

Notice of intention to restore 32 companies to the Companies Register

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Removal notice - section 318(1)(d)

Notice of intention to remove 330 companies from the Companies Register

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Removal notice - section 341(3)

Notice of intention to remove 3 companies from the Overseas Register

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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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Notice of intention to correct the register

Notice of intention to correct the Companies Register for 1 company

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Removal notice - section 318(1)(d)

Notice of intention to remove 362 companies from the Companies Register

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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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Companies Act (Celanese Pte Ltd) Exemption Notice 2020

Exemption Notice pursuant to section 207L of the Companies Act 1993

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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 Jessica Ann Brechelt

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

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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 Karina Longville

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

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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 Akesa Tupou

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 22 January 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 Paul Simon Denley

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 21 May 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 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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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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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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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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Companies Act (General Electric International, Inc.) Exemption Notice 2020

Exemption Notice pursuant to section 207L of the Companies Act 1993

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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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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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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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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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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 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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