Posts Tagged ‘Charities Board’

Family First appeals to High Court over charitable status

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Family First is appealing against being stripped of its charitable status by the Charities Registration Board. The Board’s decision was made public in August. It was the second time it has tried to deregister the group. Board chairman Roger Holmes Miller said the Board considered that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage Read more

Family First will fight any move to deregister it

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Family First will immediately instruct its legal team to vigorously fight any attempts to deregister it said its spokesperson Bob McCoskrie. The group first heard of another move to  of deregister it through a report in the New Zealand Herald. When asked by Family First, the Charities Registration Board said it would neither confirm nor Read more

High Court upholds Family First’s charitable status

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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A New Zealand organisation promoting the natural family has won a decision from the country’s High Court that its political activities do not necessarily disqualify it as a charity. On 30 June Justice Collins ruled that Family First New Zealand’s  advocacy of the traditional family makes it similar to “organisations that have advocated for the Read more

1000 charities deregistered

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Greater scrutiny of the Charities Register has resulted in over 1000 charities being deregistered says Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew. A recent inspection of Annual Returns held by the Charities Register found more than 2,000 registered charities had not filed their Annual Returns and financial information for two years or more. “This clean-up Read more

Greenpeace charity status ruling pleases Family First

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Family First is welcoming the Supreme Court’s decision overturning the deregistration of Greenpeace as a charity because of its political activity. The Charities Registration Board had sought to deregister Family First as a charity, in the wake of the recent same-sex marriage debate. Family First appealed to the High Court, but a hearing has been on Read more