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Funding is not enough – charities need to empower people – 9 October 2017

Auckland community groups needing financial help get a hand from accounting students – 6 October 2017  <See Also>

Destiny Church confident charities won’t be stripped of tax privileges over late filing – 3 October 2017

Investigation into charity trust supporting Maori King sharpens focus – 30 September 2017 

‘Charity companies’ may seek new legal status and tax breaks for social enterprises – 26 September 2017

When charity does more harm than good – 21 September 2017

$1.6m stolen from church to fund gambling habit – 20 September 2017
(Editor’s Note: The final part of the article reads ‘SFO director Julie Read said Papu had full responsibility for the church’s bank accounts. “That authority to record transactions and reconcile bank statements allowed her to manipulate the church’s financial records and disguise her theft. The absence of any segregation of duties or oversight in respect of Ms Papu’s role created the opportunity for her to misappropriate the church’s funds.” ‘ 
Charities and opther non-profit organisations must ensure that there are checks and balances in all financial dealing)

How some New Zealand business make billions and pay no tax – 17 september 2017

Family First stripped of charity status – 21 August 2017 
Family First To Charities Board – See You Back In Court  
Family First launches High Court appeal against being stripped of charitable status – 26 September 2017

Tax refund rejections ‘a bit strange’ – 15 August 2017

Emma Espiner: NZ’s double standard on doing good – 10 August 2017

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Judith Collins – 22 July 2017
No plans to make churches pay tax on business activities – Collins (video) – 22 July 2017 

New Zealand is not collecting enough tax – which is widening the income gap between rich and poor, a new report says   – 17 July 2017

Destiny Church doing ‘pretty poorly’ in filing annual returns as Charities Services considers new approach – 17 July 2017   
Exclusive: Charities watchdog may sharpen teeth as Destiny Church lags with annual financial returns – 17 July 2017

Popular Thank You campaign is coming to New Zealand   – 17 July 2017

“Don’t Panic!” – Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy  – 14 July 2017

Local Charities Encouraged to Apply for Share of $1 Million   – 13 July 2017                            The Trusts million dollar fund is back again

New Zealanders give generously – almost $3 billion a year – but rarely talk about it    – 10 July 2017

Brethren charities worth $300m under investigation    – 8 July 2017

Peter Adams: Trust priceless when it comes to charities – 20 June 2017

Dave Adams: 7 reasons you should become a volunteer  – 19 June 2017

Officials fear $140m charity tax rort – 10 June 2017

Exclusive: Family First to lose charitable status    – 16 May 2017

NGOs, charities seek greater support from Brownlee – 25 April 2017

Fresh charity model makes claiming $60,000 back easy – 20 April 2017

Charitable Kiwis owed $200m by IRD – 6 April 2017

Good Tax News for NZ Charities  – 4 April 2017

Editorial: Ever expanding charity sector needs a vigilant eye – 29 March 2017

Increasing number of charities creating duplication, donor fatigue – 27 March 2017 

Charitable payroll enterprise looking to grow  – 17 March 2017

Confusion but food for thought in Charities Report – 16 March 2017
Charities told to merge in order to survive – 13 March 2017
Note: JBWere Press release available here
See also: Definition of a charity; How many charities in NZ?  

Charities deregister over ‘jolly complicated’ rules – 27 February 2017   
See also – Information on Registration matters

‘Alarming’ number of charities breaking financial reporting rules – 23 February 2017  
See also – Information on Registration matters

Scholarships Announced – Catapult Leadership Programme – 20 February 2017

Charity collectors abused for not meeting targets – 15 February 2017

Social Enterprise is fast becoming the new charity in New Zealand – 12 February 2017
See also Social Enterprises

Legislation builds stronger charities  (Press release) – 8 February 2017  (Link to the Bill)

NZers giving directly to causes, less to charities – 1 February 2017
Child sponsorship dwindling  
Kiwis would rather give to charity than to beggars, poll shows

Survey gives peek into business community generosity – 18 January 2017    


ARCHIVE – Items published prior to 1 January 2017