Powers of the Registrar

How the Registrar ensures a limited partnership is legitimate

The Registrar, for the purposes of the Limited Partnerships Act 2008, is the Registrar of Companies, holding office under the Companies Act 1993.

Actions the Registrar can take

The Registrar can take action where there are concerns that a limited partnership is not being used for legitimate business reasons.

The Registrar has investigative and removal powers, allowing them to:

  • ascertain whether information provided to us is correct
  • issue notes of inactivity or warning on the register, against a limited partnership
  • deregister a limited partnership in certain circumstances
  • prohibit a person from being a general partner or promoter of a limited partnership in certain circumstances.

We may add a note of warning on the register

We may, in certain circumstances, insert a note of warning on the register for a limited partnership. This note can also be attached to any other related limited partnership that shares the same general partner.

All help topics

Getting started on the register 5 guides

About limited partnerships, the roles and responsibilities of general and limited partners, and how to set up your online services account.

Searching the Limited Partnerships Registers 2 guides

Find out how to search the registers for information about New Zealand and overseas limited partnerships, and their current status.

About limited partnerships 6 guides

Limited partnerships are registered under the Limited Partnerships Act 2008. The registers of limited partnerships and overseas limited partnerships are administered by the NZ Companies Office.

Registering a limited partnership 3 guides

To register a limited partnership you must complete the application process and pay the registration fee.

Keeping limited partnership details up to date 9 guides

Deregistering a limited partnership 4 guides

If a limited partnership is terminated, or you ask for it to be deregistered, you must notify us so it can be removed from the register. The Registrar can also choose to deregister limited partnerships.

Restoring a limited partnership 3 guides

You can apply to the Registrar to have your limited partnership restored to the register. You'll need to provide evidence to support your application.

Forms and fees for limited partnerships (NZ) 3 guides

Forms you'll need to register your limited partnership or keep details up to date, and a schedule of fees payable.