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Authority for managing information

If you have never updated information for your company with us before, chances are you don’t have authority confirmed in our online systems.

You can confirm your authority in a number of ways and can use your New Zealand Drivers Licence or Passport to do this immediately. You will need to have an online services account to begin.

How to confirm your authority
Setting up your online services account
Confirm your authority

Keeping director details up to date

The name, address and appointment status of your company directors must be kept up to date on the Companies Register.

Updating a director's details
Update director details

Filing your annual return

Your annual return, which includes your address, and details of directors and shareholders, must be updated on the Companies Register every year.

How to file an annual return
Annual returns for overseas companies
File an annual return

Removing a company

When you apply to remove your company from the Companies Register, our guide can help you complete the process.

Removing a company from the register
How to remove a company from the Overseas Register
Apply to remove a company

News and notices

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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Restoration notice

Notice of intention to restore 10 companies to the Companies Register

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Removal notice - section 318(1)(d)

Notice of intention to remove 196 companies from the Companies Register

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