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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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 numerous frustrations with hard work, patience and support to see the project to its impressive conclusion.
The first train to Henderson was in 1881 and brought people from Auckland to the St Patrick’s Day horse races in Henderson Park. Over the next 30 years the Henderson district grew rapidly to include many orchards, vineyards and market gardens, all bringing added demand for rail transport. The heritage station was built in 1912 to accommodate the increased activity, operating for 20 hours per day and employing 7 railway workers. Back then it consisted of a passenger platform, shelter shed, ladies waiting room, lavatory and goods shed.Details
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. As a result of the Law Commission’s review the government is likely to revise the Trustee Act to set out in legislation the duties and responsibilities of trustees (similar to how director duties are defined in the Companies Act).Details
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…Details
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…Details