Incorporated societies

The aim of the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 is to give guidance to the many New Zealanders who volunteer to run societies. The Act is now more than 100 years old and needs updating to help volunteers govern and administer a society in today’s conditions.

The Government has agreed to implement modern legislation that will help guide the sector into the future. The Incorporated Societies Bill, which the Ministry is now consulting on, aims to make societies more robust, help them govern themselves, and provide more constructive options when things go wrong.

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Incorporated Societies Bill - Exposure draft

MBIE seeks submissions on the exposure draft of the Incorporated Societies Bill and standard provisions for society constitutions.

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