2 February 2016

 

You are invited to attend: 

Consultative Seminars on the proposed new Incorporated Societies Act


Hui E! is organising a series of consultative seminars to get your feedback on proposed changes to the legislation covering Incorporated Societies.
We are working with MBIE (the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) who have been given the task by Government to update the existing 1908 legislation, and with Charities Services from the Department of Internal Affairs.   

“The seminars will be a great opportunity for people involved in Incorporated Societies to hear what the key issues are, to give feedback on the spot, and to learn enough to be able to make their own responses” says Dave Henderson, who is Hui E!’s lead person on the project.   “We are encouraging all organisations that are registered as Incorporated Societies to make submissions, and the information at these seminars will help”, says Dave.  

There are 25 seminars planned, in 8 cities, starting with Christchurch on 25 February and spread through to 11 May. The seminars are 2 hours long, and they are FREE!  

Seminar Locations, Dates and Times: (In order of Location)

Auckland:

Central Auckland - Heritage Auckland, 35 Hobson Street, Auckland - Tuesday 15 March 2016 - 2-4pm
Central Auckland - Heritage Auckland, 35 Hobson Street, Auckland - Tuesday 15 March 2016 - 6-8 pm
Central Auckland - Heritage Auckland, 35 Hobson Street, Auckland - Wednesday 4 May 2016 - 2-4 pm
Central Auckland - Heritage Auckland, 35 Hobson Street, Auckland - Wednesday 4 May 2016 - 6-8 pm
North Shore, Auckland - AMI Netball Centre and Onewa Arena, 44 Northcote Road, Takapuna, Auckland - Wednesday 16 March 2016 - 10am-12pm
North Shore, Auckland - AMI Netball Centre and Onewa Arena, 44 Northcote Road, Takapuna, Auckland  - Thursday 5 May 2016 - 10am-12pm
West Auckland - Unitec Institute of Technology, 5-7 Ratanui St, Henderson - Wednesday 16 March 2016 - 2-4pm
Manukau - Allenby Park Hotel, 477 Great South Road, Papatoetoe, Manukau City - Thursday 5 May 2016 - 2-4pm

Hamilton:

Hamilton - The Link St Andrews Community Centre, Te Aroha Street, Hamilton - Wednesday 30 March 2016 - 2-4pm
Hamilton - The Link St Andrews Community Centre, Te Aroha Street, Hamilton - Wednesday 30 March 2016 - 6-8pm

Rotorua:

Rotorua - Distinction Rotorua Hotel and Conference Centre , 390 Fenton St, Glenholme, Rotorua - Thursday 31 March 2016 - 2-4pm
Palmerston North: Palmerston North - Palmerston North Convention Centre, 354 Main Street, Palmerston North - Tuesday 10 May 2016 - 2-4pm
Palmerston North - Palmerston North Convention Centre, 354 Main Street, Palmerston North - Tuesday 10 May 6-8pm

Wellington:

Wellington - St James Theatre, 77-87 Courtenay Pl, Te Aro, Wellington  - Tuesday 5 April 2016 - 10am-12pm
Wellington - St James Theatre, 77-87 Courtenay Pl, Te Aro, Wellington  - Tuesday 5 April 2016 - 2-4pm
Wellington - St James Theatre, 77-87 Courtenay Pl, Te Aro, Wellington - Tuesday 5 April 2016 - 6-8pm
Wellington - ASB Sports Centre, 72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington - Wednesday 11 May 2016 - 2-4pm
Wellington - ASB Sports Centre, 72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington - Wednesday 11 May 2016 - 6-8pm

Christchurch:

Christchurch - The Atrium Christchurch Netball Centre, 455 Hagley Ave, Christchurch Central - Thursday 25 February 2016 - 2-4pm
Christchurch - The Atrium Christchurch Netball Centre, 455 Hagley Ave, Christchurch Central - Thursday 25 February 2016 - 6-8pm
Christchurch - The Atrium Christchurch Netball Centre, 455 Hagley Ave, Christchurch Central - Friday 26 February 2016 - 10am-12pm

Dunedin:

Dunedin - Forsyth Barr Stadium, 130 Anzac Ave, Dunedin - Tuesday 12 April 2016 - 2-4pm
Dunedin - Forsyth Barr Stadium, 130 Anzac Ave, Dunedin - Tuesday 12 April 2016 - 6-8pm

Invercargill:

Invercargill - Pacific Island Advisory & Cultural Trust, 135 Bowmont Street, Invercargill - Wednesday 13 April 2016 - 2-4pm
Invercargill - Pacific Island Advisory & Cultural Trust, 135 Bowmont Street, Invercargill - Wednesday 13 April 2016 - 6-8pm  

Next Steps:  

Submissions on this “Exposure Draft” of the new legislation will close on 30 June 2016;  MBIE will then look at all the submissions received, and the feedback from these 25 seminars, and make changes to the Draft;  The amended draft will go to MBIE’s Minister, who will put it into Parliament’s schedule;  Parliament will give the Bill a “first reading” and likely refer it to a Parliamentary Select Committee for detailed consideration. The Committee can seek further submissions.  The Select Committee will report back on the Bill back to Parliament for a “second reading”, and Parliament will have the opportunity to debate it, before it is passed. This process will likely take well into 2017 at the earliest, but if you are looking at updating your constitution in the meantime, we recommend you consider including the proposed new provisions. Meanwhile, we look forward to meeting with you at one of the seminars.   

Resources:  
 - The Exposure Draft:  http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/business/business-law/incorporated-societies/incorporated-societies-bill-exposure-draft/incorporated_societies_bill.pdf   
 - The MBIE Call for Submissions and commentary on the draft:  http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/business/business-law/incorporated-societies/incorporated-societies-bill-exposure-draft/request_for_submissions.pdf  
- The Law Commission 2013 Review of the 1908 Act:   http://www.lawcom.govt.nz/our-projects/incorporated-societies-act-1908?id=913  

Hope to see you there!
- Hui E! Community Aotearoa, MBIE and Charities Services

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