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Companies and traders

The Companies Office has a number of databases including the:

companies register

financial service providers register

motor vehicle traders register

registers of incorporated societies, charitable trusts, and building societies.


Fuels, electricity and emissions

Find up-to-date data about:

  • oil prices, including weekly fuel prices, taxes and the importer margin review
  • energy data, including quarterly and annual updates on coal, oil, gas, renewables, emissions and electricity
  • The New Zealand Energy Quarterly with quarterly statistics and trend data on fuels, electricity and emissions.



Tourism statistics

Access the latest government tourism surveys, reports analysis, data tables, and forecasts.


Mining permits and data

Browse the New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals databases for permits, maps and technical data for all petroleum, mineral and coal operations.



Patents and trademarks

Search patents, designs, trademarks and plant varieties at the Intellectual Property Office.



The Insolvency and Trustee Service has information including:

the insolvency register

the summary instalment order register

insolvency statistics.



The Ministry of Consumer Affairs has details on common scams, and regularly updates its scam alerts.


Radio spectrum

Search the register of radio frequencies for licences, certificates and call signs, clients and management rights.


Last updated 26 March 2015