Te tīmata i tētahi kaupapa atawhai hou? – Starting a new charity?


This page outlines useful information if you are considering starting a new charity. 

If you are considering starting a new charity, there is a lot of information available to help you. Our website has detailed guidance on what you will need to register, such as your charitable purpose(external link), your rules document(external link) and the officers of your charity(external link). We also have outlined the benefits and obligations of being registered(external link)

He marae i runga whenua rāhui Māori - Marae on a Māori reservation 

A marae has a charitable purpose if:

  • the physical structure of the marae is on Māori reservation land
  • the funds of the marae are used only for administering and maintaining the land and the marae’s physical structure, or for other charitable purposes
  • it advances benefits for the public.

A marae doesn’t have to be on Māori reservation land to have a charitable purpose, and marae will usually qualify as a charity.

If your organisation is a marae you can find information about what you need for registration below.

Te Puni Kōkiri provide more detail on their website about Māori Reservations(external link).

Ngā momo hanganga me ngā ture - Structures and rules
This page outlines what to consider when deciding what legal structure is most appropriate for you and guidance on writing your rules documents.

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He pārongo mō te rēhita i te marae kei tētahi whenua rāhui Māori - Registering a marae on a Māori reservation as a charity
This page outlines the information you need to provide if your marae is on a Māori reservation and you would like to apply to become a registered charity.

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Take atawhai - Charitable purpose
This page outlines information on charitable purpose and guidance on stating your purpose in your rules.

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