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This website is managed by the New Zealand Companies Office, a business unit of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.   

Using this website you can update registration details for an incorporated society, search for an incorporated society or charitable trust and obtain useful information on these organisations.

The Companies Office recognises that the community and voluntary sector makes a significant and vital contribution to the social, economic and cultural lives of every New Zealander. We hope that this website will provide you with information and resources that will assist you and your charitable trust board or incorporated society.

Transparency statement

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) transparency statement describes the kind of information MBIE gathers to ensure it can effectively:

  • protect people, information, and places
  • ensure regulatory compliance, and
  • detect and prevent criminal offending.


MBIE’s transparency statement | Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

What is the role of the Registrar?

The main role of the Registrar of Incorporated Societies is to maintain a public register and receive the documents required to be filed by societies and trusts.

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ISO 9001:2008 certification

ISO certification represents an internationally recognised standard for quality management. This ensures that the highest possible standard is reached at all times.

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