Haere mai is Māori for welcome, and New Zealand is one of the most open economies in the world. But there are rules and regulations for doing business here.
This booklet is designed to provide the prospective investor with an introductory guide to the New Zealand legal framework as it applies to business. The information was accurate at the time of publication. But it should not be relied upon as a basis for making business decisions as circumstances, business conditions, government policy and interpretation of the law may change.
We recommend that you seek advice specific to your needs before making any decisions and will be happy to assist.
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