Tag Archives: legislation

Legal Structure for Charities and other Nonprofit organisations

Asking “What is the “best” legal structure for a non-profit organisation” may be seen as the ‘how long is a piece of string’ type of question as the answer is far from straightforward and is dependent upon a number of factors. … Continue reading

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Charities Amendment Bill

Media release – NZ Government – Select Committee Office – 16 June 2016 Charities Amendment Bill The Government Administration Committee is seeking submissions on the Charities Amendment Bill. The closing date for submissions is Friday 29 July 2016. The amendments … Continue reading

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Revision of Incorporated Societies Act 1908 – submissions and seminars

Updated 14 March 2016 Over the past few years, the Law Commission has undertaken a comprehensive review of the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 and has reported to the Government proposing a significant updating of the legislation.  The Government has accordingly developed a draft Bill which … Continue reading

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Two or more overdue Annual Returns? You are at risk of being removed from the Charities Register

Charities Services have issued the following Alert: Two or more overdue Annual Returns? You are at risk of being removed from the Charities Register [Charities Services] have recently sent notices to charities that haven’t filed two or more Annual Returns – … Continue reading

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Changes to Legislation

I understand that the law around charities has recently changed. How will this affect me? Full details of the changes brought about by The Charities Amendment Act 2012 are contained in an article on the Charities Commission website:   http://www.charities.govt.nz/news/charities-act-changes/ Essentially … Continue reading

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