Contact business.govt.nz if you have a business question or feedback about the website.
Please note we are closed over the holiday period from 22nd December 2018.
In the meantime, www.business.govt.nz (external link) is always open for business and may hold the answers you are after. Our website covers a wide-range of across government information for small businesses in New Zealand. We exist to make business easier, save you time and help make your business a success.
We re-open at 8.30am Thursday 3rd January 2019 and will answer your calls and emails as soon as possible.
We wish you a safe holiday and a prosperous New Year.
Business.govt.nz is here to make it easier and quicker for small businesses to understand and comply with government, get on with their businesses and succeed. We do this by packaging information and advice from across government into tools and resources, designed with small businesses in mind.
To make our resources as easy to understand as possible and to avoid overwhelming our audience, we aim to provide enough detail to help in the majority of situations, rather than comprehensive detail for all situations. For more detail we link to the relevant government agencies’ websites and sometimes private sector websites.
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
Freephone: 0800 424 946
Hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00am - 5.00pm Friday (except public holidays).
If your English isn't fluent, you can use our interpreting service, Language Line.
How Language Line works (external link) - The Office of Ethnic Communities
If you're hard of hearing or know someone who is deaf, you can use the video relay service.
MBIE Head Office
PO Box 1473
If you have a general question for MBIE.
Phone: +64 4 901 1499
Website: www.mbie.govt.nz (external link)
Please phone 0274 422 141 (media enquiries only) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a question about registering a company.
Freephone: 0508 266 726
Website: www.companiesoffice.govt.nz (external link)
If you have a general query on employment relations, pay and holidays.
Freephone: 0800 20 90 20
Website: www.employment.govt.nz (external link)
If you have tax questions about running a business.
Freephone: 0800 377 774
Website: www.ird.govt.nz (external link)
If you have a question about intellectual property
Freephone: 0508 447 669
Website: www.iponz.govt.nz (external link)
If you have a question about consumer laws you can contact Consumer Protection.
Phone: +64 4 474 2750
Website: www.consumerprotection.govt.nz (external link)