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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.

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.