This year, instead of sending out printed Christmas cards to our clients and associates, we decided to donate the cost to a very worthy cause. The Waitakere Salvation Army – also known as The Faith Factory – is situated just around the corner from our Henderson office in View Road. Run by a very dedicated
Every year Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) Auckland is helping thousands of children and young people in West Auckland to discover possibility, transform lives, and reach their potential. Through proven and acclaimed programmes Kiwi Can, Project K and Stars, FYD is able to help build self-esteem, promote good values and teach valuable life, education and health
On Friday 19th September 2014, The Don Oliver Youth Sport Foundation is holding its Annual Gala Dinner at The Trusts Arena in Henderson. For more information on supporting our upcoming Westie Sports Stars at this evening of celebration and inspiration, click here.
An important change regarding filing annual returns came into effect on 1st July 2014 for all charities with total gross income exceeding $10,000: an annual return is no longer complete until payment is received. Previously when an annual return was filed, a tax invoice was sent as notification that payment was due. However from July
The historic Henderson Railway Station was officially re-opened last month at an event celebrating the completion of its much-anticipated restoration. The restoration project was the work of the Henderson Heritage Trust, headed by Michael Joyce, in an undertaking spanning no less than 13 years. It is a credit to the Trust’s nine trustees, who overcame
There are an estimated 400,000 trusts in New Zealand, each with appointed Trustees responsible for the management of the trust. The duties imposed on trustees arise from legislation (Trustee Act 1956), case law and the trust deed creating the trust. The Law Commission has been examining the role of trustees and the mechanisms for administering
Trusts have become an increasingly popular asset management and planning tool over the past few years. Under a Trust structure the Trustees are responsible for managing the assets of the Trust for and on behalf of the beneficiaries. To ensure that Trustees fulfil their obligations to their beneficiaries it is strongly recommended that they ensure
The Crown Entities Reform Bill has been introduced to parliament to disestablish the Charities Commission and transfer its functions and duties to the Department of Internal Affairs. The Department of Internal Affairs will take on the responsibilities of the Charities Commission with the exception of charity registration and deregistration, which will be carried out by