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Disclaimer

The information available on, or through this website includes information provided by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and information provided by third parties (providers of information). This information is intended to provide general business information to the public. The information on Business.govt.nz should not be your only source of business information. We recommend you seek professional advice as appropriate.

MBIE endeavours to ensure that the information on Business.govt.nz is reliable and accurate at the time of publishing, however:

  • Neither MBIE, nor any of its employees, contractors, and providers of information, make any express or implied representations or warranties regarding the material and facilities contained or referred to in this site;

  • MBIE, its employees, contractors and providers of information, do not accept any liability, for any reason whatever, for any loss or damage which may arise in any way

   (a) out of the use of any of that material or facilities; or

   (b) from errors in or omissions from that material or facilities; or

  (c) from inaccuracy of any information obtained through use of this site.

  • MBIE is not responsible for the content of other websites linked to, or referenced on this website. The inclusion of, or reference to any link to another website, or reference to any specific commercial product, process, or service, whether by trade name, trade mark, manufacture, or otherwise, does not constitute an endorsement, verification or recommendation by this site, MBIE or the New Zealand Government.

  • MBIE may change, delete, add to, or otherwise amend information contained on this website without notice.

  • The contents of this website should not be construed as legal or professional advice.

  • Each page on this website must be read in conjunction with this disclaimer and any other disclaimer that forms part of it.

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ONECheck Disclaimer

ONECheck is an online search tool that combines a company name, domain and trade mark search in one place. The information provided in this search tool is intended to be used as an indicative guide aimed to provide general business information to the public current only as at the date and time of the search and does not represent legal advice.

business.govt.nz, the Companies Office, the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ), the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and the Domain Name Commission Limited (DNC), their employees, contractors and providers of information (“the Content Providers”) do not accept any responsibility or liability for any action taken in reliance on information provided by this website or for any error, inadequacy, deficiency or flaw in or omission from the information provided. All readers who ignore this disclaimer do so at their own risk.

The Content Providers are not responsible for the accuracy of the content of the ONECheck website, or for the content of other websites linked to, or referenced on the ONECheck website. The inclusion of, or reference to any link to another website, or reference to any specific commercial product, process, or service, whether by trade name, trade mark, manufacture, or otherwise, does not constitute an endorsement, verification or recommendation by this site, the Content Providers or the New Zealand Government.

Where any abuse of the ONECheck website is detected, the Content Providers reserve the right to take preventive action to prevent any further abuse, and/or to penalise the parties involved in perpetrating such abuse.

Companies Office and Trade Mark Results

Information about any individual or legal entity on the New Zealand Companies Register or the New Zealand Register of Trade Marks is held, maintained and may be viewed in accordance with the Companies Act 1993, Trade Marks Act 2002, Official Information Act 1982 and the Privacy Act 1993.

The Companies Register and the Trade Marks Register are public registers and therefore, the Companies Office and IPONZ are required to make some information available to the public.

Domain Name Results

The availability of a particular domain is provided through the completion of a whois search. A whois search is a query and response protocol that is widely used for querying databases that store the registered users or asignees of an Internet resource, such as a domain name.

New Zealand WHOIS Domains Searches

Use of the New Zealand WHOIS search is subject to the terms and conditions of the following .nz WHOIS websites:

Domain Name Commission (external link)

Users confirm on submission of their search their agreement to all published terms of that website.

International WHOIS Domains Searches

Use of the International WHOIS search is subject to the terms and conditions of the following International WHOIS websites:

Verisign (external link)

Whois.biz (external link)

info.info (external link)

ORG (external link)

Users confirm on submission of their search their agreement to all published terms of the various listed websites.

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Compliance Matters disclaimer

The Compliance Matters tool helps make managing government compliance easy. The information provided in this search tool should be used as general guidance only, intended to provide business information to the public current only as at the date and time of the search.  It should not be used as a substitute for legal, business, accounting, tax or other professional advice.

Business.govt.nz is managed and maintained by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (“MBIE”). MBIE and its employees, contractors and third party providers of information (“the Content Providers”) do not accept any responsibility or liability for any action taken in reliance on information provided by this search tool, or for any error, inadequacy, deficiency or flaw in or omission from the information provided. All users who ignore this disclaimer do so at their own risk.

MBIE and the Content Providers have taken all reasonable measures to ensure the quality and accuracy of the content of the Compliance Matters tool.  MBIE is not responsible for the content of other websites linked to, or referenced in the Compliance Matters tool.

Where any abuse of the Compliance Matters tool is detected, MBIE reserves the right to take preventive action to prevent any further abuse, and/or any other action it considers appropriate.

The Compliance Matters tool and its contents are protected by copyright.  See the business.govt.nz copyright statement

Scope of Compliance Matters content

The Content Providers include government entities with compliance information relevant to businesses in New Zealand.  As at June 2014 the following government entities have provided information searchable in the tool:

  • Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)
  • Commerce Commission
  • Environmental Protection Authority
  • Financial Markets Authority (FMA)
  • Human Rights Commission (HRC)
  • Inland Revenue (IR)
  • Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)
  • New Zealand Customs Service
  • NZ Transport Agency (NZTA)
  • Statistics New Zealand
  • WorkSafe New Zealand
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE):
    • Building Standards 
    • Consumer Protection
    • Electrical Workers Registration
    • Employment Relations
    • Immigration Advisors Authority
    • Immigration New Zealand (INZ)
    • Insolvency and Trustee Service (ITS)
    • Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ)
    • Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP)
    • Motor Vehicle Trader’s Register (MVTR)
    • New Zealand Companies Office
    • Plumbers, Gas-fitters and Drain-layers Board (PGDB)
    • Radio Spectrum Management (RSM)
    • Tenancy Services
    • Trading Standards

Callaghan Innovation and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise have been consulted and have confirmed they have no compliance obligations for business, within the scope of this tool, to include currently.

Information not in scope includes Local and Regional Government (external link) compliance obligations.

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Employee Cost Calculator disclaimer

The Employee Cost Calculator (ECC) helps give business owners a ballpark figure of what hiring a new employee might cost. The information provided in the ECC is intended to be used as an indicative guide aimed to provide general business information to the public current only as at the date and time of the calculation request and does not represent legal advice.

business.govt.nz, the Accident Compensation Corporation, Inland Revenue, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and Trade Me Limited, their employees, contractors and providers of information (“the Content Providers”) do not accept any responsibility or liability for any action taken in reliance on information provided by the ECC or for any error, inadequacy, deficiency or flaw in or omission from the information provided. All users who ignore this disclaimer do so at their own risk.

The Content Providers are not responsible for the accuracy of the content of the ECC, or for the content of other websites linked to, or referenced from the ECC tool. The inclusion of, or reference to any link to another website, or reference to any specific commercial product, process, or service, whether by trade name, trade mark, manufacture, or otherwise, does not constitute an endorsement, verification or recommendation by this site, the Content Providers or the New Zealand Government.

Where any abuse of the ECC is detected, the Content Providers reserve the right to take preventive action to prevent any further abuse.

Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)

The ACC classification units (referred to as ‘Industry’ code in the ECC) provided by the ACC to the Business.govt.nz website to help calculate an employee’s ACC levy is a general guidance only. It should not be used as a substitute for legal, business, accounting, tax or other professional advice.

Use of the Accident Compensation Corporation website to obtain information about ACC Work levies is subject to the terms and conditions of their website.

Inland Revenue

The information Inland Revenue provides to the Business.govt.nz website is for general guidance only. It should not be used as a substitute for legal, business, accounting, tax or other professional advice.

Use of the Inland Revenue website to obtain information about fringe benefit tax or Kiwisaver, or any other information, is subject to the terms and conditions of their website.

Trade Me Limited

The average industry salary market rates provided by Trade Me Limited to the Business.govt.nz website is a general guidance only. It should not be used as a substitute for legal, business, accounting, tax or other professional advice.

Use of the Trade Me website to obtain information about market industry rates is subject to the terms and conditions of their website.

WorkSafe New Zealand

The information WorkSafe New Zealand provides to the Business.govt.nz website is for general guidance only. It should not be used as a substitute for legal, business, accounting, tax or other professional advice.

Use of the WorkSafe New Zealand website to obtain information about examples of protective clothing and equipment, or any other information, is subject to the terms and conditions of their website.

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Employment Agreement Builder

The Employment Agreement Builder helps you create written agreements for everyone you employ. The information provided in the Employment Agreement Builder (EAB) tool is intended, when used correctly, to provide a lawful employment agreement. It is the responsibility of the user to provide a secure email address to send a completed agreement to.

The Ministry does not provide legal advice and the content of the EAB tool should not be regarded as legal or professional advice. It’s important to read and follow all of the instructions and supporting information outlined in the EAB tool. There are times we recommend you seek professional advice when using the tool. If you are in doubt about how to use the tool correctly, or do not understand any of the content or instructions provided, we recommend you seek professional advice.

business.govt.nz is managed and maintained by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). MBIE and its employees, contractors and third-party providers of information (“the Content Providers”) do not accept any responsibility or liability for any action taken in reliance on information provided by this tool, or for any error, inadequacy, deficiency or flaw in or omission from the information provided. All users who ignore this disclaimer do so at their own risk.

MBIE and the Content Providers have taken all reasonable measures to ensure the quality and accuracy of the content of the EAB tool. MBIE is not responsible for the content of other websites linked to, or referenced in the EAB tool.

Where any abuse of the EAB tool is detected, MBIE reserves the right to take preventive action to prevent any further abuse, and/or any other action it considers appropriate.

The Employment Agreement Builder and its contents are protected by Crown copyright. See the business.govt.nz copyright statement.