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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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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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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 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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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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Conviction for Ee Kuoh Lau

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 29 May 2018

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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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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 Alan Charles Ferens

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 15 July 2016

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