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Scheduled website upgrade

The Charities Services website will undergo a scheduled upgrade from 4.00pm until approximately 4.20pm on Tuesday 17 December 2019.

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

Blog post - August 21 2019

This blog outlines some important points to remember as you prepare to submit your annual return and performance report.

Statement on the Scoop Foundation for Public Interest Journalism from the Independent Charities Registration Board

PBE Combinations standard

On 4 July 2019 the External Reporting Board (XRB) issued the new financial reporting standard PBE IPSAS 40 PBE Combinations for application by Tier 1

Blog post - 8 July 2019

We have put together a short list of free online resources on governance we believe are the among the best.

Statement on Shooters Lottery Incorporated from the Independent Charities Registration Board

Blog post - 5 June 2019

Feedback on the 2019 Charity Reporting Awards

Blog post - 2 May 2019

Automated Cash Book — Helping you report your cash transactions

Statement on the Better Public Media Trust from the Independent Charities Registration Board

Online presentation on the modernisation of the Charities Act 2005 now available