Charities Act Commencement Order 2006


Charities Act Commencement Order 2006


This order is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.

  • Preamble

    At Wellington this 25th day of September 2006

Pursuant to section 2(3) of the Charities Act 2005, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

1 Title
  • This order is the Charities Act Commencement Order 2006.

2 Commencement of sections 69 to 71 of Charities Act 2005
3 Commencement of Part 2 and sections 74 and 75 of Charities Act 2005
4 Commencement of sections 64 to 68 and 72 of Charities Act 2005

Martin Bell,

for Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order brings provisions of the Charities Act 2005 (the Act) into force. Some provisions of the Act are already in force. This order brings the balance of the Act into force on the following dates:

Sections 69 to 71, which amend the Tax Administration Act 1994 come into force on 1 November 2006.

Part 2 (except section 42) and sections 74 and 75 come into force on 1 February 2007. These provisions relate to—

  • the register of charitable entities and duties, inquiries, appeals, and other miscellaneous matters relating to charitable entities (Part 2):

  • prosecution of offences (section 74):

  • there being no obligation on the Charities Commission to supervise the affairs of any person (section 75).

Section 42, which relates to regulations concerning the content of annual returns to be completed by charitable entities came into force on the day after the date on which the Act received the Royal assent.

Sections 64 to 68 and section 72 come into force on 1 July 2008. These provisions relate to—

Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 28 September 2006.