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Company Register 50% open

New Zealand

What data is expected?

List of registered (limited liability) companies. The submissions in this data category do not need to include detailed financial data such as balance sheet, etc. Open data from company registers may be used for many ends: e.g. enabling customers and businesses to see with whom they deal, or to see where a company has registered offices. This definition draws on the work of OpenCorporates.

  • Name of company
  • Company address
  • Unique identifier of the company
  • Register available for entire country

How open is the data?

Progress towards fully open and searchable data is underway.

Your submission is valid. Thank you very much for contributing to the Global Open Data Index. The website is easily found through a Google search for "new zealand company register" which leads to the Companies Office page ( All 4 required characteristics were found online: New Zealand's companies' names, addresses and unique identifiers are included in company extracts which can be viewed online as .HTML files or viewed and downloaded in .PDF form. Annual Returns and Financial Statements are also available in image-based .PDF form. According to user kayakr on the forum, the data are potentially available as JSON via the NZBN API (provided one signs up to the MBIE API Access Agreement and can successfully authenticate). The data are publicly available and can be downloaded for free from the Companies Office website. However, the data are available through a search mask and it is necessary to know the names of an entity in order to find it. For every search only the first 200 results are automatically available and one needs to complete a form to request the remaining results of their search. Data are updated on different dates. For instance, CITIBANK, N.A. (377792) was lastly updated on 01/06/2016 while DEUTSCHE BANK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (834338) on 19/12/2016 (today's date is 08/02/2017).

Data location - New Zealand Companies Register
Data licence
Data format   HTML
Reviewer   Evangelia Kampouri
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Sun Jan 22 2017 09:50:45 GMT+0000 (UTC)



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