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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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