Posts Tagged ‘Charities’

Lack of consensus with Oranga Tamariki needs fixing fast

Thursday, May 9th, 2024
Oranga Tamariki

There is a worrying and “growing gap” in the care of at-risk children and young people. It exists between families with risks that are too complex for charities to manage – and the point where Oranga Tamariki will get involved. New Otago University research says a “clearer consensus” is needed as to when cases indicating Read more

Tauranga charities facing rent increases up to 253%

Monday, February 19th, 2024

A group of Tauranga charities are facing rent increases of up to 253% and say they can’t continue if the price hikes come into effect. They’ve been making submissions to their landlord, the council, today. One of the charities is the Tauranga Men’s Shed, with the new rates they’d have to find 63,000 dollars a Read more

Danger: Not-for-profit sector cuts corners on cybersecurity

Thursday, August 10th, 2023

New Zealand’s not-for-profit (NFP) sector’s cybersecurity isn’t anything like good enough, a newly-released report says. Grant Thornton New Zealand’s latest Not-for-Profit report says charities are particularly vulnerable to phishing attempts and ransomware attacks. The report states that these attacks are all over the economic sector and show no signs of abating. Report findings The Not-for-Profit Read more

Hawke’s Bay charities report big jump in demand post-cyclone

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

Charities in Hawke’s Bay have reported a big surge in demand since Cyclone Gabrielle struck in February including community services for food donations, family support, and even family violence services. One charity says staff and volunteer wellbeing is extremely important as those on the frontline are often dealing with “people’s trauma, anxiety and grief”. Nourished Read more

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

Some charities struggle financially post COVID-19

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Unlike the last financial crisis, which saw very few charities fail, some might not be able to survive COVID-19. Statistics New Zealand recently highlighted data showing the monetary value of non-profit institutions at $12.1 billion in 2018. According to Charities Services, there are more than 27,000 registered charities who employ around 130,000 staff and millions Read more

Charity tax exemption not focus of review

Monday, February 25th, 2019
charity tax exemption

Charity tax exemptions are not part of the government review of charity law. According to the Department of Internal Affairs policy general manager, Raj Krishnan, the issue of tax exemption for religious charities such as Sanitarium and Destiny Church will not form part of the review. Krishnan said lots had changed for the more than Read more

Pope Francis’ environmental message pays off at Mission Estate winery

Monday, May 7th, 2018
Mission Estaate, Environment, Sustainability, Green, Pope Francis

2018 is the twentieth anniversary of the Mission Estate Winery’s environmental certification, and winemaker Paul Mooney continues to be extremely passionate about sustainability. Ahead of its time Mooney says “Mission is also being sustainable because it’s the right thing to do”. “The Mission’s focus is very much in line with Pope Francis’ commitment to sustainability”, Read more

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

Dumping: Just a few can’t tell a landfill from an Op Shop

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

“It’s not all good, but there is a lot of good.” says Mike Rolton Hamilton’s St Vincent de Paul manager. It appears that while a few don’t know the difference between a landfill and a charity Op Shop, the Vinnies in Hamilton say the good outweighs the bad by a country mile. Last month TVNZ Read more