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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.

Te Rātā Atawhai, the Charities Registration Board update on the Family First Court of Appeal decision

The Attorney General has informed the Board it will seek leave to appeal the majority Court of Appeal decision.

Information for charities with a kaupapa Māori focus: Te Puna Atawhaitanga

We recently updated our website to include a section specifically for Māori charities, Te Puna Atawhaitanga.

Te Rata Atawhai, the Charities Registration Board's update on Greenpeace High Court decision

On 10 August 2020, the High Court decided that Greenpeace of New Zealand Incorporated (the Society) qualifies for registration.

Te Rātā Atawhai, the Charities Registration Board's statement on Family First Court of Appeal decision

The appeal to the Court of Appeal by Family First (the Society) of the High Court’s decision has been upheld.

Te Rātā Atawhai Charities Registration Board Statement on High Court decision of Greenpeace of New Zealand Incorporated

The appeal to the High Court by Greenpeace of New Zealand Incorporated of the Charities Registration Board's decision has been upheld.

Charities volunteering

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

Blog post - 12 June 2020

This blog explains how COVID-19 might impact on audit reports on the Register and gives advice on how to understand information in an audit report

Information on COVID-19 for registered charities.

Answers for registered charities on the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. We will keep this resource updated.

Board Statement on Nelson Grey Power Association Incorporated from the Charities Registration Board, Te Rātā Atawhai

The Charities Registration Board, has decided to decline the application of Nelson Grey Power Association Incorporated to be a registered charity.