Have you heard about the Review of the Charities Act and call for submissions, due April 30th, but not sure where to start? SociaLink invites you to a forum on the Review which will background some of the issues identified by experts* that need addressing including:

  • Need for a more comprehensive Review carried out by the Law Commission, rather than the current review under the Department of Internal Affairs
  • Review the purpose of the Act.
  • Enable charities to have access to usual judicial methods of appeal, for example if de-registered or declined registration.
  • Charities’ ability to advocate to further their charitable purposes is an important role in society and needs protecting- the current review terms of reference have a narrow view on advocacy.

The review affects all charities whether registered or not with Charities Services.


When:  Wednesday 17th April 2- 3.30 pm

Where: Matawhero 1 Room,

The Kollective, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga

* “Review of Charities Act 2005 – why you should get involved” by Dave Henderson and Sue Barker, February 2019.

Link to further information and reports here.

If you’re putting in a submission on the Charities Review, LEAD in Christchurch have written a comprehensive blog with six recommendations that you may wish to pick up on. It is certainly worth a read, and please share with your connections.

Here’s a link to the blog

Issues Paper – Review of the Charities Act v2

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) will host an online meeting presentation on modernising the Charities Act at 12pm on Thursday 4 April 2019.  To register your interest, email charitiesact@dia.govt.nz with “online meeting presentation” in the subject line.

Email to let us know you’re coming.