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 Ratonga Kaupapa Atawhai, is part of the Department of Internal Affairs, Te Tari Taiwhenua, and administers the Charities Act 2005. We strive to be a modern, responsive, risk-based regulator focused on promoting public trust and confidence in the charitable sector and encouraging the effective use of charitable resources.

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Charities Registration Board/Te Rātā Atawhai
An independent three-person Board makes decisions about registering or deregistering charities.  

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About Internal Affairs (external link)

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