Incorporated societies include for example, sports clubs, music clubs and social groups.
A new Incorporated Societies Act is soon to be introduced into New Zealand law which will completely change the way that Incorporated Societies are governed.
The Incorporated Societies Bill was introduced to Parliament on 17 March 2021. It is a well overdue replacement of the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 and it will completely reform Incorporated Societies in New Zealand.
All Incorporated Societies will need to consider some fundamental changes to ensure that they are compliant with the new Act.
Over 100 years have passed since the current Act was brought into effect and the world that we live in has changed significantly over that time. The new Act will be more reflective of our current world with large and sophisticated incorporated societies being a significant part of our every day life.