Hi there Reign and Co – so I have talked to the good people at MBIE and they have confirmed (1) Business Connect is the platform where people apply to be registered to supple essential services (2) the business does not require a RealMe Verified ID to register with the platform (3) but you will need an NZBN – to make this easier for you – please email me ra.hamilton.nz@gmail.com and I will connect you with the MBIE team. Andy