Posts Tagged ‘Charities Registration Board’

New charities law reduces admin, demands transparent funding

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Parliament’s newly passed charities law expects more transparency over funding, fewer administration requirements and an easier appeals process. Increased powers have been given to Charities Services – the sector administrator – and to the Charities Registration Board. Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Priyanca Radhakrishnan says New Zealand’s 28,000 or so registered charities make a great Read more

Family First goes to court over second deregistration decision

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
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Family First has made another bid to retain its charitable status. The hearing at the High Court in Wellington this week is the second appeal after the Charities Board ruled in 2013 and again in 2017 that Family First be removed from the charities register. When Family First appealed the 2013 decision, the High Court ordered the Read more

Charities Commission strips Family First of charitable status

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Controversial group Family First has been stripped of its charitable status “because it does not advance exclusively charitable purposes”. But the group is not going down without a fight, saying it will argue the decision in the High Court. The decision by the Charities Registration Board was made public on Monday. It is the second time the Read more

Family First appeals deregistration

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

A lobby group fighting to keep its status as a registered charity says it operates the way it always has, so it shouldn’t lose its status. Family First is appealing a decision the Charities Registration Board made to de-register it in 2013. The group said its opposition to gay marriage was the reason Charities Services Read more

Family First to appeal deregistration

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Family First New Zealand says it will appeal a decision that will soon see it deregistered as a charity. Earlier this month, Family First received notification that the independent Charities Registration Board intends to deregister the group, because in their assessment it does not meet the requirements of a charity under the Charities Act 2005. Read more