Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Cooperative, limited liability company, trust, and society
Five main social issues addressed by these organizations: Primary and high school education, religion, arts and culture, basic needs, housing and economic development
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 31-60 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: US$500
Charities do not need a legal form to register with Charities Services (the charity regulator). Charitable trusts can incorporate as charitable trust boards for perpetuity and utilize the corporate veil.
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/federal governmentView the full New Zealand country report