Incorporated Societies Changes – Submissions Still Open
Hui E! together with MBIE and DIA Charities Services have completed a series of 25 consultative seminars. We really appreciated the valuable feedback we got from over 1,000 people who attended.
Hui E! has produced a short summary of the sessions that you can share with committee members or other organisations. This 5-page version includes the key proposed changes and more detail on the questions Hui E! raised.
Remember submissions close on 30 June 2016. Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. We strongly encourage you to provide input, even if you only comment on one or two points. If you want to discuss with Hui E! email Dave.
Typical transactions in incorporated societies that are not registered charities
The External Reporting Board has published a report that explores the financial transactions of Incorporated Societies. The Government is proposing that these organisations will soon have to report their activities using the same accounting standards as Registered Charities. Read the report
IRD Issues Paper on Donee Organisations
IRD has developed an Issues Paper on Donee organisations – clarifying when funds are applied wholly or mainly to specified purposes within New Zealand. The paper examines a possible change to the ‘donee organisation’ requirements of Income Tax Act 2006 and is particularly relevant to organisations that apply some of their funds to purposes outside of New Zealand. If the current practice was to change it would apply prospectively. Deadline to comment is 24 June 2016. Find out more
Submission from HuiE! to the Minister on Charities Act Changes
The Statutes Amendment Bill proposes to delete the words “or the chief executive” from section 61 of the Charities Act.
This amendment would mean that charities are only able to appeal decisions of the Charities Registration Board. In other words, any decision made by the charities regulator, other than a registration decision, would not be able to be appealed.
Read our letter to the Minister
Ethnic Engagement Summits
Hui E! joins Multicultural NZ as the national sponsor of the series of three summits. In each centre we are partnering with local groups – in Auckland with AUT, Migrant Action Trust, Pacific Media Centre and Auckland Council Ethnic People’s Advisory Panel, in Wellington with ChangeMakers Refugee Forum, English Language Partners, WCC Multicultural Council and Victoria University and in Christchurch with Network Waitangi Otautahi, Christchurch Youth Council, English Language Partners, Christchurch Multicultural Council and Christchurch City Council.
The aim of these summits is for communities to engage meaningfully with each other and to inform one another of the work that they do, their cultural backgrounds, the perceptions we have of each other and how we can interact together for a greater understanding and appreciation of each other.
Read some of the media from the Auckland Summit on Asia Pacific Report here and here and on NewstalkZB and check out the Wellington programme held on 28 May 2016. Dates for the Christchurch Summit are still to be set.
Photo is of the media panel: Simon Collins, Lincoln Tan, Jenny Rankine, Yee Yang “Square” Lee and Dr Mustafa Farouk. Image Del Abcede/PMC.
Youth Week 2016
This year Youth Week celebrated Aroha Mai, Aroha Atu – Giving Back is Giving Forward. Check out some of the highlights here and the new series Ara Taiohi has launched to share great youth development practice.