Posts Tagged ‘Charities’

Charity tax exemption not focus of review Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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“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

You can get something for nothing at the Free Store Comments 0

Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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The Free Store is an inner-city community in Wellington that daily redistributes edible surplus food from 35 local cafes, bakeries and restaurants. It operates out of a converted shipping container in Upper Willis St. More than 100,000 items of food are redistributed in the shipping container annually. The Free Store serves people from all walks Read more

Mission wine among the best in the world Comments 0

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Mission’s 2013 Jewelstone continues to put New Zealand wine on the international map. The 2013 Syrah has been selected to appear at the WINE Explorers’ Grand Annual Tasting 2016. It is one of only 2 New Zealand wines and 35 wines selected from around the world. Jewelstone Syrah The WINE Explorers project is a four-year Read more

Reporting requirements for charities increased Comments 0

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

There are more than 27,000 registered charities in New Zealand which are overseen by Charities Services and the Charities Registration Board. The Charities Board decides whether or not an organisation is qualified to be registered as a charity on the basis of whether it is established and maintained exclusively for “charitable purposes”. Charitable purposes includes Read more

High Court upholds Family First’s charitable status Comments 0

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
family first

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

Charging for police vetting a worry for charities Comments 0

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Charging for police vetting has been given the green light despite concerns from charities and volunteer groups about crippling new costs. A select committee has recommended a law change that will allow police to recover costs for “demand services” such as criminal checks be passed into law. The committee made minor changes to the bill, Read more

Call for NZ charities sector shake-up Comments 1

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

There needs to be a shake-up in the charity sector to ensure greater transparency and remove the tax advantages enjoyed by for-profit arms of large charity groups, public policy think-tank The New Zealand Initiative says. The organisation’s latest report, Giving Charities a Helping Hand, analysed over a decade of regulatory change in the sector. It Read more