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Government Agencies

Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) including providing coverage for workplace injuries.  ACC provides training information on ACC programmes and how they apply to business.
Website: www.acc.co.nz
Email: information@acc.co.nz
Phone: 0800 222 776

New Zealand Companies Office would be contacted if any of your company details change. (This is in addition to filing an annual return each year).  you can also visit the companies Office website to locate information about companies you may be dealing with.
Website: www.business.govt.nz/companies
Phone: 0508 266 726 (0508 COMPANIES)

New Zealand government business website is designed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses, and the people who advise and support them.
Website: www.business.govt.nz
Phone: 0800 424946

Department of Labour provides information to employers on employment relations.
Website: www.dol.govt.nz
Phone: 0800209020

The Office of Ethnic Affairs language Line provides a telephone interpreting service which offers interpreting in 41 different languages.
Website: www.ethnicaffairs.govt.nz
Phone: 0800 656 656

Inland Revenue administers the New Zealand tax system.  They can help with getting an IRD number, registering for goods and services tax (GST), registering as an employer, establishing sound systems for record keeping and budgeting, and using inland Revenue's free advisory service for businesses.
Website: www.ird.govt.nz
Phone: 0800 377 774

Intellectual Property Office is where yo go to protect your intellectual property including trade marks, patents and registered designs.
Website:  www.iponz.govt.nz
Email: info@iponz.govt.nz
Phone: 0508 447 669

Occupational Safety and Health Service (OSH) works to ensure the health and safety of people at work.  It provides advice on workplace safety, or help in solving safety problems at work.  The goal is to create a work environment in which people feel safe and healthy.
Website: www.osh.govt.nz
Phone: 0800 20 90 20

Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is an electronic register where information about security interests in personal property can be recorded.  The PPSR affects every business in New Zealand, it it is important to consider how it impacts on your new company.
Website:  www.ppsr.govt.nz
Phone: 0508 777 746 (0508 PPSR INFO)

Regional and Local councils should be contacted regarding permits, consents adn licenses under the Resource Management Act, and local government legislation.
Website:  Links to Council Websites and Boundary Maps
Phone:  04-924 1200

Statistics New Zealand
We are driving New Zealand’s economy and informing key social decisions through our official statistics.
Statistics New Zealand leads the collection and publicising of key information on nearly everything.
Some of the statistics released are:
  • the competitiveness of New Zealand businesses
  • energy use
  • agriculture
  • water resource
  • fish stocks
  • retail figures
  • tourism
  • our incomes
  • inflation
  • who New Zealanders are.
Website: www.stats.govt.nz
Phone: 0508 525525 (toll free in NZ)