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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.

Te Rātā Atawhai, Charities Registration Board’s statement on Samoan Independent Seventh Day Adventist Church

The Charities Registration Board has deregistered the Samoan Independent Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Updated advocacy guidance published

We have updated our website guidance on advocacy to reflect the Charities Registration Board's new approach to assessing advocacy.

New blog post - The new Trusts Act – What does it mean for registered charities?

This blog explains the changes to the Trusts Act that affect charitable trusts. It covers what you need to know about the Act and what you need to do

Charities Services Annual Meeting recording

Recording of speeches and the Q&A session from this year's annual meeting is now available.

Entries open for the 2021 New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards

Has your charity done a great job on your financial reporting? Your efforts could be recognised in the 2021 New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards.

Innovation and best practice in charity reporting - Feedback on the 2020 Charity Reporting Awards

This guest blog was written by Dr Cherrie Yang, a judge for the 2020 New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards. She reflects on good charity reporting.

Tier 4 Reporting webinar recording

Charities Services presented a webinar on 3 November 2020 for Tier 4 charities. A recording of that webinar and a list of resources are now available.

Charities Services 2019/2020 Annual Review

We recently released the Charities Services 2019/2020 Annual Review.