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New forms are now available

New forms for registering your charity, updating your details, and filing your annual returns are now available.

New thresholds for reporting Tiers

The XRB has announced changes to the threshold size of reporting Tiers. Find out more here.

The Charities Register visual updates go live!

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2023 Charities Services Annual Meeting recording is now available

The recording of our Annual Meeting, including the information sessions can be watched here.

Charities Services 2022/2023 Annual Review Published

1,270 registrations, $22.7 billion spent and over 1.6 million volunteer hours per week. Click here to find out more.

Updates to the Charities Act changes Hub

The Charities Act change Hub has recently been updated, and now has detailed information and resources. To find out more, click here.

We're experiencing a high volume of queries

We are currently experiencing a high volume of queries as many charities have a due date of 30 September 2023 to file their annual returns.

Consultation on form changes is open

Our consultation on proposed changes to our forms is now open.

Introducing the Charities Act Hub

Introducing our new Charities Act Hub. We will keep the hub updated with more detailed information, so you always have somewhere to check in on our...

External Reporting Board webinar for Tier 4 charities

The External Reporting Board (XRB) presented a webinar on 27 June 2023 for Tier 4 charities. A recording of this webinar is now available

Charities Volunteering Data 2023

Learn more about volunteers, the hours they work, and which regions and organisations have the highest number of volunteer.

Hot Tips for Funding webinar

Presented by Hāpai Hapori (Community Operations) and Charities Services, this webinar looked at Hot Tips when applying for funding.

Cyclone Gabrielle

Cyclone Gabrielle brings severe weather conditions to many regions of Aotearoa New Zealand. State of local emergency has been put in place for...

Blog: Charitable trusts - how to set one up

Charitable trusts are a popular option for charities when setting up their organisation...

Charities Services Annual Meeting 2022 recordings

We've just published the recordings of our 2022 Annual meeting. You can watch the speeches, the Q&A session or the full event.

Charities Services 2021/2022 Annual Review Published

1,192 new charities, $20.40 billion spent and hundreds of thousands of volunteers giving millions of hours. Click here to find out more.

Resource Translations

We've translated some key resources for charities into nine languages. To find out more click here.

Charities Amendment Bill introduced

The Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Priyanca Radhakrishnan, has introduced the Charities Amendment Bill to the House.

Proposed changes to the Tier 3 and Tier 4 Standards webinar series

The recordings for the two part webinar series on the proposed changes to the Tier 3 and Tier 4 Standards are now available

Incorporated Societies Act webinar series

The recordings for the two part webinar series on the new Incorporated Societies Act are now available