Public consultation and submissions (2019) 

Public consultation (2019)

DIA hosted 27 community meetings about Modernising the Charities Act between 6 March and 18 April 2019. Community meetings raised a number of common themes, summarised here: Themes from community meeting discussions 

DIA also hosted an online meeting presentation. This video is available to watch on demand at the link here: 

Summary of submissions from public consultation

The Department of Internal Affairs have proactively released submissions made on the modernising of the Charities Act 2005.

Redactions have been made consistent with the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982. The majority of redactions fall under Section 9(2)(a) – protecting the privacy of natural persons. All email addresses, physical addresses and phone numbers have been redacted. Generic work email address and PO Box addresses have not been redacted. Other redactions refer to the relevant section of the Act.

See also: Themes from community meeting discussions (21 May 2019)

List of submitters:

A - C | C | D - F | F - H | I - J | J - L | M - N | N - O | P - R | R - S | S - T | T - Z

Submissions - Part 1 (PDF, 8MB)

Includes submissions from the following individuals and groups: 

A T Gray
A.I.M. (Adults in Motion) Incorporated
Abbeyfield New Zealand Incorporated
Abuse and Rape Crisis Support Manawatu Inc
Acts Churches New Zealand
Age Concern (Tauranga)
Age Conern New Zealand Inc
Alan Pace
Alzheimers New Zealand
Amala Wrightson
Amuri Health Care Limited
Andrew Bishop
Andy Morgan
Angela McMorran
Arthritis New Zealand
Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ
Auckland Artillery Band Association Inc
Auckland Baptist Tramping Club Inc
Auckland Golf Inc
Auckland Medical Research Foundation
Auckland North Community and Development Inc
Awhinui Umanga Trust
Barnardos New Zealand
Barry Coates
Bart van der Meer
Baysport Inc
Birthright New Zealand
Bishop's Action Foundation
Blind Foundation
Bowel Cancer New Zealand
Braemar Charitable Turst
Brass Band Association of New Zealand Inc
Brave Hearts NZ
Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition
Bridget Frame
Caleb Firth

Submissions - Part 2 (PDF, 8MB) 

Includes submissions from the following individuals and groups: 

Cancer Society of New Zealand
Canterbury & New Zealand Business Association
Caroline Perry
Carolyn Bates Catherine Low
Catherine Tempero
Catholic Women's League of Aotearoa New Zealand Inc
Ced Simpson and Valerie Williams
Central Lakes Trust
Centre for Social Impact
Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia
Chapman Tripp
Charities Registration Board
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)
Child Matters
Christ For Every Nation Trust
Christchurch Community Accounting
Christian Education Trust
Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand
College Estate Charitable Trust
Community Foundations of New Zealand
Community Housing Aotearoa
Community Networks Aotearoa
Community Trust South
Community Waikato
Community Waitakere
Consumer NZ Group
Coory Charitable Trust
Cornwall Park Trust Board
Coromandel Independent Living Trust
Council for international Development
Creative New Zealand
CYF Watchers & Support Group, and Tapu Tunga Trust

Submissions - Part 3 (PDF, 13MB) 

Includes submissions from the following individuals and groups:

Dave Henderson
David Boswell
David Racquish
David Rankin
Dayspring Trust
Deaf Aotearoa
Diane Robinson
Diederik Meenken
Digits Charitable Trust
Don McKenzie
Douglas Bates
Dr Ian Murray
Dr Jane Norton
Dr Michael Gousmett
Dr Rowena Sinclair
Duncan Matthews
DV Bryant Trust
English Language Partners New Zealand Trust
Epilepsy Waikato Charitable Trust
External Reporting Board
EY Law
Federated Farmers of New Zealand
Fertility New Zealand (National)
FinCap (National Building Financial Capability Charitable Trust)

Submissions - Part 4 (PDF, 10MB) 

Includes submissions from the following individuals and groups:

Friends of Arataki and Waitakere Regional Parkland Inc
Friends of Old St Paul's Society Inc
Gareth Ashwell
Gary McIntyre
Geoff Pownall
Girl's Brigade New Zealand and Devonport Methodist Church
Grace Church Gisborne
Grace Presbyterian Church of New Zealand
Graduate Women North Shore Charitable Trust
Graeme Stockdale
Graham Burger
Graham Coe
Greenpeace New Zealand
Greta Te Maiharoa-Brand
Grey Power (Otago) Inc
Guy Gifford
Habitat for Humanity New Zealand
Habitat for Humanity Greater Auckland Ltd
Hamilton Christmas Charitable Trust
Hamish Murray
Hawke's Bay Community Law Centre
Health and Safety Association NZ
Heather Pennycook
Hikurangi Union Parish
Hope Foundation for Research on Ageing
Hutt Multicultural Council Inc

Submissions - Part 5 (PDF, 7.7MB) 

Includes submissions from the following individuals and groups:

I Got Your Back Pack
Ian Brown
IHC Foundation IHC New Zealand
Individual A
Individual B
Individual C
Individual D
Individual E
Institute of Directors
InterChurch Bureau
Iola Haggarty
J R McKenzie Trust
Jackie St John
Jacob Ploeg
Jan Chamberlin
Jaram Lallu
Jo Duyvestyn
Joanne Harland
Johanna Cogle
John Robinson
John Welford
Jon Horne
Judith Miller

Submissions - Part 6 (PDF, 11.8MB) 

Includes submissions from the following individuals and groups:

Julia Fink
Kapiti Retirement Trust
Kapiti Youth Support One Stop Shop Trust
K'aute Pasifika Trust
Keith Swift
Kent Beasley
Kotare Trust
Lake Taupo Hospice Trust Inc
Life in Vacant Spaces
Linda Kaye
Linda Webb
Lindsay Jeffs
Lions Club of Pakuranga-Panmure Incorporated Charitable Trust
Lions Club of Tutukaka Coast
Lions Club of Waipu Charitable Trust
Lisa Abrams
Literacy Aotearoa Inc
Liz Davies
Lloyd Brewerton
Lorna Hotter
Lourdes Trainor
Lucy Burt

Submissions - Part 7 (PDF, 5MB) 

Includes submissions from the following individuals and groups:

M L Gribble
Mac Jordan
Make A Wish Foundation of New Zealand Trust
Manukau Christian Charitable Trust
Marine Reach Charitable Trust
Massey University Foundation
Matt Weir
Maurice Horner
Medical Assurance Society (MAS)
Meng Foon
Merv Ransom
Methodist Alliance
Methodist Church of New Zealand Te Haahi Weteriana O Aotearoa
Methodist Church of New Zealand Te Haahi Weteriana O Aotearoa Auckland Fiji Methodist Parish (Tabacakacaka)
Mike Power
Momentum Waikato Community Foundation
Motueka Family Service Centre
Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand Inc
Museums Aotearoa
Nano Nagle Charitable Trust
National Assistance Fund
National Council of Women of New Zealand
Neighbourhood Support New Zealand
Neil Cook, Donkey & Mule Protection Trust

Submissions - Part 8 (PDF, 13.8MB) 

Includes submissions from the following individuals and groups:

Neil Walbran
Nelson Tasman Community Transport Trust
Network Waitangi Otautahi Inc
New Zealand Association Resource Centre Trust
New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance
New Zealand College of Midwives
New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine
New Zealand Community Trust
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services
New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups Incorporated
New Zealand Disability Support Network
New Zealand Family Planning
New Zealand Land Search and Rescue Inc
New Zealand Law Society
New Zealand Mathematical Society Inc
New Zealand Navigator Trust
New Zealand Portrait Gallery Trust
New Zealand Red Cross
New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame
Noela Rendle
Northern Wairoa Agricultural And Pastoral Association Incorporated
Northland Community Foundation
Northland Urban Rural Mission
Oliver Hoffman
Organisation A
Organisation B
Organisation C
Oxfam New Zealand

Submissions - Part 9 (PDF, 13MB) 

Includes submissions from the following individuals and groups:

Pam Graham
Parihimanihi Marae
Parry Field Lawyers
Patricia Irene Doran
Perpetual Guardian
Peter Burch
Peter Ertel
Peter Hays
Peter Hutton
Peter Sharpe
Philanthropy New Zealand
Piers Davies
Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society Inc
Platform Charitable Trust
Professor Carolyn Cordery
Project Periscope
Public Fundraising Regulatory Association and Fundraising Institute of New Zealand
Public Trust
Rachel Jackson
Rape and Abuse Support Centre Southland Incorporated
Rawene and Districts Community Development Inc
Ray Burton
Renewal Trust
Retirement Villages Association
Richard Alspach
Richard Easton
Robert Keam
Robert Tait
Roberta Budvietas
Robyn Ray-MacGregor
Roger Eynon
Ross Beever Memorial Mycological Trust
Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society Of New Zealand Inc
Royal New Zealand Coastguard Incorporated
Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust

Submissions - Part 10 (PDF, 11MB) 

Includes submissions from the following individuals and groups:

Ruth Wilson
SAFE for Animals
Sara Passmore
Sarah Doherty
Save the Children New Zealand
Save the Otago Peninsula Incorporated Society
Scott Moran
Seed the Change - He Kākano Hāpai
SeniorNet Bream Bay Inc
SeniorNet Pakuranga Inc
Seumas Fantham
Social Service Providers Aotearoa
SociaLink Tauranga Moana
Society of Mary (New Zealand)
South Auckland Choral Society
Southern Group Training Trust
Sport Waitakere
St Anselm's Union Church
St George's Hospital Incorporated
St Pauls Lutheran Church
Steiner Education Development Foundation
Stephen Miller
Steven Moe
Stopping Violence Services (Christchurch)

Submissions - Part 11 (PDF, 12.6MB) 

Includes submissions from the following individuals and groups:

Sue Barker Charities Law
Summit Road Society Incorporated
Surf life Saving New Zealand
Sustainable Initiatives Fund Trust
Taieri Community Facilities Trust
Tairawhiti Environment Centre Inc
Taranaki Multiple Sclerosis Society Inc
Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa – The Māori Law Society
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
Te Wānanga o Te Rangi Āniwaniwa
Te Whakakitenga o Waikato Incorporated
Terence Evan Hore
The Ākina Foundation
The Aspire Trust
The Catlins Coast Incorporated
The Centennial Park Bush Society
The Douglas Charitable Trust
The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ
The Friends of the Museum Of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Inc
The Gama Foundation
The Gift Trust
The Girl Guides Association of New Zealand Inc
The Hunger Project New Zealand
The Institute De Notre Dame Des Missions Trust Board
The Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust
The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust
The Ozanam House Trust
The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand
The Royal New Zealand Ballet The Salvation Army Group
The Tindall Foundation
The United Fire Brigades' Association of New Zealand

Submissions - Part 12 (PDF, 9.8MB) 

Includes submissions from the following individuals and groups:

The Upside Downs Education Trust
Thomas Stazyk
Thomas Stratton
Tiri Porter
Titirangi Baptist Church
Todd Foundation
Tolaga Bay Inn Charitable Trust
Tom Brady
Toy Library Federation of New Zealand
Trevor Goudie
Trinity Lands limited
Tristan Katz
Trust Democracy
U3A Whangarei Incorporated
UNICEF New Zealand
University of Auckland Foundation
University of Canterbury Foundation
Upper Hutt Toy Library
Venture Taranaki Trust
Volunteering Hawke's Bay
Volunteering New Zealand
W R Phillips
Waipuna Hospice Incorporated
Ward Buckingham
Water Safety New Zealand
Wayne Francis Charitable Trust
WEL Energy Trust
Weleda Charitable Trust
Wellington Combined Society of Bellringers and The Wellington Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists
Wellington Indian Association Inc
Wellington Youth Orchestras Inc
Whaiora Whanui Trust
Whangarei A&P Society
Whangarei Music Society Incorporated
Whenua Iti Trust Board
Wintec Student Residence Trust
Wiremu Tumai
Youth Search and Rescue Trust New Zealand
Youth with a Mission Queenstown-Lakes Charitable Trust
YouthLaw Aotearoa Inc
Youthline Central South Island
YWCA Christchurch
YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand
Zena R
Zoe Williams