Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

The Companies Office giving NZ helping hand

Media Release

The Companies Office dedicated to giving New Zealand Business a helping hand

Reducing the cost of conducting business online has been the focus of the New Zealand Companies Office for the last ten years.

From Monday 8 August searching information on registered companies will become easier. The Companies Office has increased the amount of free information available from its site www.companies.govt.nz. The one dollar search fee will now only be required where a searcher wishes to view imaged documents. All other details will be free.

Ministry of Economic Development's Group Manager Business Registries, Justin Hygate says, "the Companies Office is constantly seeking ways to make its services easier for New Zealander businesses."

A key enhancement made to the existing online services is free access to company details, including directors, address and shareholder information - a result of consultation with Companies Office clients.

The Companies Office is celebrating ten years on the internet this year; in 1995 it was the first Companies Office in the world to allow access to its register over the internet.

The innovations keep coming and in 2005 the Companies Office and the Inland Revenue Department launched a cross Government initiative where businesses are able to apply for an IRD number at the same time as registering their company online, providing a streamlined service for new businesses.

"The Companies Office and Inland Revenue are on the way to establishing a fully automated service to make the business start-up process faster."

Other enhancements made by the Companies Office, include the capacity to amend share totals online and the ability to receive the Certificate of Incorporation of any registered entity via email. A more user friendly standard search option allows clients to return to their previous search results and an online Registry Key request process is available on the Societies and Trusts website, www.societies.govt.nz.

Enhancements such as these will benefit those looking to start a business, and current users of the Companies Office's online services.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Mycoplasma Bovis: More Properties Positive

One of the latest infected properties is in the Hastings district, the other three are within a farming enterprise in Winton. The suspect property is near Ashburton. More>>

ALSO:

Manawatū Gorge Alternative: More Work Needed To Choose Route

“We are currently working closely and in partnership with local councils and other stakeholders to make the right long-term decision. It’s vital we have strong support on the new route as it will represent a very significant long-term investment and it will need to serve the region and the country for decades to come.” More>>

ALSO:

RBNZ: Super Fund Chief To Be New Reserve Bank Governor

Adrian Orr has been appointed as Reserve Bank Governor effective from 27 March 2018, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. More>>

ALSO:

ScoopPro: Helping PR Professionals Get More Out Of Scoop

Scoop.co.nz has been a fixture of New Zealand’s news and Public Relations infrastructure for over 18 years. However, without the financial assistance of those using Scoop in a professional context in key sectors such as Public Relations and media, Scoop will not be able to continue this service... More>>

Insurance: 2017 Worst Year On Record For Weather-Related Losses

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) announced today that 2017 has been the most expensive year on record for weather-related losses, with a total insured-losses value of more than $242 million. More>>

ALSO: