How your business can start milking the NZBN benefits


Doing business used to mean repeating the same information over and over. Trading name, phone number, physical address – the list goes on. With the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN), busy business people like Wilba can now easily share all their key details.

Wilba, Farmer, Nuihau Farm

“Having an NZBN makes a big difference to the way we operate around here,” says Wilba, a dairy farmer from the Wairarapa.

“She’s unique to me and holds all my key business info on the NZBN Register.”

Over 675,000 businesses are already listed on the free NZBN Register, run by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Each unique NZBN links to the information a business is most often asked to share, with over 20 handy fields including website, email address and Business Industry Classification (BIC).

“Now all my suppliers can get info about my business at the drop of a hat, so I can get on with the milking - and even find some time to enjoy the good things in life,” Wilba explains.

By looking up a business on the NZBN Register, you can check their details and be sure that the information is correct – and be confident that you know exactly who you’re doing business with.

The NZBN isn’t just for companies – you can find details for sole traders, partnerships, trusts, charities, government agencies and more.

To begin taking advantage of the NZBN, search for your business name and check that all your details are filled out and up-to-date.

Search the NZBN Register

About Nuihau farm – NZBN 9429042461388

Wilba's family have been farming in the Wairarapa for seven generations. Wilba and his wife Louise are the dairy farm’s current custodians, with three daughters in tow and ready to take on the reigns one day.

Published: 13 February 2019