Most commonly, creditors appoint a liquidator by utilising the statutory demand process (if the debt is more than $1000) and then if unsatisfied, file an application at the High Court seeking a liquidation order.
Where debtors don’t pay us, we commonly appoint liquidators at the High Court.
There is a process and consequences involved in utilizing this process.
It is important for creditors to understand the process.
For a full analysis of the process and relevant considerations for creditors, we refer you to the article by Norling Law: https://www.norlinglaw.co.nz/blog/appointment-of-liquidator-by-creditors.