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If you want to get in touch, email us at info@charities.govt.nz. We will get back to you as soon we can.

Charities Services Annual Meeting recordings

We've just published the recordings of our 2021 Annual Meeting. You can now watch the speeches, the Q&A session or the full event.

Charities Services 2020/2021 Annual Review

We've released our 2020/2021 Annual Review. It goes into detail about the work we've done in last year and our goals for the upcoming year.

Board Statement on The Self-Sovereignty Faith

View Te Rātā Atawhai, the Charities Registration Board's statement on The Self-Sovereignty Faith.

Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2021

Charity Fraud Awareness Week runs from 18 - 22 October. Learn how you can prevent, detect and respond to fraud committed against charities here.

Read our new blog post: Being flexible with your rules

Learn how your rules can give you the flexibility to meet and make decisions remotely where it's not possible or safe to meet in person.

Board statement on Nelson Grey Power Incorporated

View Te Rātā Atawhai, Charities Registration Board's statement on registration of Nelson Grey Power Incorporated.

Board members appointed to Te Rātā Atawhai, the Charities Registration Board

The Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector has made a number of appointments to Te Rāta Atawhai, the Charities Registration Board.

Information on COVID-19 for registered charities

These pages include how we're working, information for registered charities about COVID-19 and how to support registered charities through COVID-19.

Webinar recording: Before you register as a charity

In this webinar recording Charities Services covers what you need to consider before registering as a charity.

New resource for charities: Charity Handbook

This resource has been designed to help you keep track of the information that you need to run your charity.

New blog post - Health and Safety

This blog explains how the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 may apply to your charity.

Video for new officers of registered charities

We have a short video to help new officers of registered charities to understand their role and how to govern their charity well.

Charities’ obligations under the law

We have published a new page on our website that outlines the different legal duties that apply to charities in addition to the Charities Act 2005.

Webinar recording: Societies, trusts, companies – which structure is right for your charity?

In this webinar recording Charities Services provides information on the different types of structures a charity can have.

Charities Services can no longer accept cheques

As of 1 June 2021, Charities Services can no longer accept cheques as payment for annual return fees.

New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards 2021 winners announced

The winners and highly commended in the 2021 New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards have been announced.

How does Charities Services handle complaints?

Our latest blog post looks at how Charities Services handles complaints and what happens when complaints lead to investigations.

Research into Charities

We have published a new page on our website about research into charities.

Reviewing the Tier 3 and Tier 4 Standards Blog

The External Reporting Board (XRB) has written a blog on Reviewing the Tier 3 and Tier 4 Standards. Find out how you can give your feedback.