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1) Consider what type of company information you need. You will probably want a range of information, which may include any of the following:
2) Then choose your sources using the information below.
3) For further help in choosing the best source to use, see these two guides:
Financial results, including those of multinationals operating in New Zealand, must be reported to the Companies Office. Search their website for company names, and view Annual Returns under Documents.
Financial data for private companies can be difficult to find. The best resources to use are media reports from news databases, in particular:
Business directories give brief company profiles, details and contacts
Note: Figure.NZ is running a free data desk service on Kelburn campus to help people find and use New Zealand figures. The service is particularly useful for students to help them find information for their assignments.
The data desk is open on Thursdays from 1pm-2pm starting Thursday 26 July and is located by Victoria Info Ihonui, Level 2, The Hub, Kelburn.