Month: June 2011


Governance Challenges Proves Hot Topic with Not-for-Profit Sector

By Hayes Knight – 29 June 2011 Outdated governance practices, compounded by a lack of good governance training has seen many Not-for-Profits in New Zealand fall short of their full potential. Their ability to survive and prosper in today’s world is further hampered by the juxtaposition between management and board members. On the 28 June […]

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New Rules for Incorporated Societies?

New Rules for Incorporated Societies? : By Hayes Knight – 28 June 2011 Currently much of the not-for-profit sector in New Zealand is governed by the century old Incorporated Societies Act 1908 – an Act which the Law Commission argues is in need of major reform. We know that wading through Government discussion documents for […]

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Vehicle Mileage Rate Amended

By Hayes Knight – 16 June 2011 The Inland Revenue has revised the motor vehicle mileage rate to keep up with increasing fuel prices. The mileage rate has recently been amended to 74 cents per kilometre for the 2010/11 income year i.e. from 1 April 2010 for taxpayers with a 31 March balance date. The […]

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The Impact of Earthquakes on New Zealand Charities

By Hayes Knight – 14 June 2011 In the wake of the recent aftershocks our thoughts continue to be with the brave people of Christchurch. Has your fundraising been affected by the Christchurch earthquakes? What has been the impact on donor behaviour and charity decision-making? As audit and accounting advisers to many not-for-profit entities we have […]

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