About Charities Services

We promote public trust and confidence in the charitable sector and encourage the effective use of charitable resources.

 

The role of Charities Services

Charities Services, Ngā Rātonga Kaupapa Atawhai is part of the Department of Internal Affairs, and administers the Charities Act 2005. Our role is to promote public trust and confidence in the charitable sector and to encourage the effective use of charitable resources. We do this by registering and monitoring charities and processing Annual Returns. We also encourage good governance and management practices by providing educational support, advice and materials.

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Charities Registration Board

An independent three-person Board makes decisions about registering or deregistering charities. The members of the Charities Registration Board are Roger Holmes Miller (chair), Caren Rangi, and Simon Karipa.

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About Internal Affairs (external link)

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