Updating names to include macrons

Updating names in the register to include macrons

In 2019 we made changes to our register system so that it's possible to record macrons in names. If your society was incorporated before then you can update details on the register to include macrons in:

  • The society's name
  • Officer details — An officer's name or the street name for their address
  • Society addresses — The street names for the registered office address and address for communication

Using macrons in your society's name

If you're changing your society's name you can include macrons in the new name for your society.

If the registered name of your society should have always included macrons, you can request that we change your name on the register and issue a new certificate of incorporation. You don't need to change your rules to add macrons. To send us your request, an officer of the society or authorised person needs to complete this application form and send it to us.

Using macrons in officer details

When you are updating the register to record a change in your society's officers, you can include macrons in their names. You can also use macrons in their address if the street name is identified with macrons within NZ Post’s address finder service .

Society addresses with street names that use macrons

When you are updating your society's registered office address or the address for communication, you can use macrons in the street name. But only if the street name is identified with macrons within NZ Post’s address finder service .

All help topics

Getting started on the register 6 guides

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Searching the Incorporated Societies Register 2 guides

Find out how to search our registers for information about incorporated societies, and other business entities

Starting an incorporated society 5 guides

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Running your incorporated society 7 guides

Once you’ve registered, you’ll need to keep your details on the register up to date, and follow the rules that apply to incorporated societies and how they are run.

Ending an incorporated society 2 guides

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Restoring an incorporated society to the register 2 guides

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Forms and fees 3 guides

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