Category: Not For Profit


Hayes Knight gives DOC a hand on Motuihe Island

By Brendon Cutler – 1 March 2017 The Hayes Knight team recently joined other businesses on Motuihe Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf for a fun day helping DOC with their conservation efforts. This initiative is part of Hayes Knight’s commitment to ‘give back to the community’ and each year we look for opportunities to assist […]

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Risk in Charities and Not-For-Profits

By Hayes Knight – 6 October 2014 Risk in any organisation is a big issue, albeit one that gets vastly differing levels of attention in New Zealand charities and Not-For-Profit entities (NFPs). From a fundraising perspective risk is often just viewed as the potential for loss of funding streams, however it is much more than […]

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I’ve seen the future…and I like it!

Over the next few years annual financial reporting is changing for charities and not-for-profit entities in New Zealand. This means different requirements, and given that change is generally painful at first; will it be worth it? And what result can we expect for most? Sometimes in life we are lucky enough to get sneak previews […]

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Charity and Not-For-Profit Update

By Hayes Knight – 30 September 2014 There have recently been a few changes impacting charities and other NFP organisations in New Zealand. For the benefit of our readers involved in the sector, we summarise some of the key ones. Free Seminars for Medium Sized Charities The External Reporting Board (XRB) and DIA Charities Services […]

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Greenpeace’s legal win – What it means for NZ Charities

On 6 August 2014 after 4 years of legal battles New Zealand’s Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Greenpeace being potentially able to register as a charity, and that a political purpose is not an automatic barrier to being considered a charitable purpose. Our country’s highest court has overruled the previous Court of Appeal […]

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Adopting New Accounting Standards for Charities

By Hayes Knight – 10 July 2014 New financial reporting standards are coming for registered charities. When do we have to apply them? When should we apply them? Should we adopt them early? As readers will be aware from our earlier articles; recent financial reporting legislation means that registered charities will have to apply new […]

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Budget 2014 – A Calculating Budget?

A Calculating Budget? Hayes Knight, Hayes Knight Audit, Business Services, By Phil Barlow – 15 May 2014 In an election year, clearly there is a temptation of the incumbent Government to use the Budget as a tool to buy them votes. Announcements in the Budget that lean towards social policy and spending are sometimes then […]

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Your organisation is at risk from Fraud!

By Hayes Knight – 13 May 2014 Hopefully that headline gets your attention. Sadly in our experience as auditors this statement is true. We are yet to find the perfectly protected organisation when it comes to fraud risk. However there are some basic things any organisation can do to help protect itself. This article looks […]

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New Zealand Sector Overview

By Hayes Knight – 7 May 2014 A key trait of any successful business is one that is not only good at what it does and how it does it, but also always has a strategic eye out to the wider market place within which it operates. Understanding the wider market better can be very […]

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The Passion Conundrum

By Hayes Knight – 21 March 2014 Passion is an essential requirement for success. But can there be too much passion? Is passion sometimes actually a handbrake on success? Passion is a key element of many a successful venture.  It’s often that secret ingredient needed to overcome seemingly insurmountable hurdles.  Look behind any successful venture, […]

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Incorporated Societies Act Reform – Likely Implications?

By Hayes Knight – 16 March 2014 Further to our earlier articles about the Law Commission review of the Incorporated Societies Act and the Government’s agreement with the suggestions, we ponder what this many mean. The Ministry of Business, Innovation, & Employment now have the task of turning the Law Commission’s report into the Incorporated […]

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