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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.

New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards 2020

The winners and highly commended in the 2020 New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards have been announced.

Better Public Media Trust appeal of Charities Registration Board decision dismissed.

The appeal to the High Court by Better Public Media Trust of Te Rātā Atawhai’s decision of 24 April 2019 has been dismissed.

Blog Post - 20 February 2020

This blog has practical tips for charities when winding up. including options for charities when they want to wind up, but they still have funds left.

Annual return checklist for smaller charities

This one-page checklist intended to help Tier 4 charities know what information they need to be recording over the course of their financial year.

Australian bushfires – making an impact with your donation

In times of international crisis, as Australia is facing with its catastrophic bushfires, whānau, hapū, iwi and communities donate generously.

Signing Tier 3 and Tier 4 Performance Reports

From financial years years ending 30 December 2019 all Tier 3 and 4 performance reports must be signed.

Blog post - 20 December 2019

This blog discusses the different legal structures your charity could take.

Statement on the Terrible New Zealand Charitable Trust by the Charities Registration Board

In its decision of 12 December 2019, the independent Charities Registration Board deregistered Terrible New Zealand Charitable Trust.

Entries open for the 2020 New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand announce that entries for the 2020 New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards have opened.

Enhancing not-for-profit reporting – A new guide from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand have released their latest edition of Enhancing not-for-profit reporting.

New Constitution Builder Tool for Incorporated Societies

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment have designed a ‘do-it-yourself’ constitution builder for societies.

Update on Destiny International Trust and Te Hahi o Nga Matamua Holdings Limited from Te Rātā Atawhai, the independent Charities Registration Board

On 22 November 2017, Te Rātā Atawhai, the independent Charities Registration Board (the Board) decided to remove the Destiny International Group

Blog post - October 29 2019

This blog discusses what information can sometimes be restricted from the Charities Register

Charity Fraud Awareness Week

Promotes openness and honesty about fraud and brings together everyone involved in the charitable sector to raise awareness around tackling fraud.

Charities Services Annual Meeting 2019

About 200 people gathered in Christchurch on 23 September 2019 to attend Charities Services’ Annual Meeting.

How to complete your performance report and annual return

This resource is intended to help Tier 4 charities complete their performance report and submit their annual return.

Governance information resource

This resource is a starting point to help new officers understand their role and how they can contribute to governing their charity well.

Statement on Football Otago Youth Development Academy Trust from the Independent Charities Registration Board