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External Resources

There are many resources and publications available online. Below we have provided links to a few key resource libraries.

The Hub

The Hub is a one-stop-shop for New Zealand government social science research

Health Promotion Agency

Research Publications online catalogue.

Inspiring Communities

Inspiring Communities has been active since 2008 linking-up and supporting people and groups keen to tap into the capacities of communities to make a positive difference in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

New Zealand Red Cross

Leading in Disaster Recovery: Companion through the Chaos, a book for leaders working in disaster recovery.

Sport New Zealand

Sport and Recreation Knowledge Library.

Charities Amendment Act 2023

This website sets out what’s changing and when, and what charities need to review about their operations and arrangements to meet the new legislation.

Children’s Commissioner

Online catalogue of publications

Community Law Manual

An online resource providing practical information about legal obligations for organisations, groups, trusts and societies.

Community Matters

Department of Internal Affairs website provides a broad range of resources for community organisations

Community Research

A place to find community research and researchers in New Zealand, toolkits and resources

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Publications and research reports.

Parry Field Lawyers

Information Hub for the Incorporated Societies Act 2022.

Community Governance NZ

The website of Community Governance NZ delivers a wide range of resources to help you on your governance journey.

Department of Conservation

Run a project. How to run a conservation project. Get information on guidelines, funding and best practice.


Online advice for giving organisations and socially-minded businesses wanting to improve the lives of children. Providing information and ideas on why, how and where to donate or invest.


Navigating Reregistration for Incorporated Societies

This useful resource from Parry Field Lawyers details the new Incorporated Societies Act 2022, providing key information about the changes, requirements for incorporated societies as they navigate re-registration, and frequently asked questions.

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Charities Healthcheck: A collaborative guide

This guide presents a series of themes and questions to help charities. The Charities Healthcheck sets out the key legal risks that charities should know about, and could work to improve, to mitigate risks to Board members and the organisation.

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Social Enterprises in NZ by Steven Moe

Social Enterprise is becoming increasingly important in New Zealand as we work to solve our complex social and environmental issues. This handbook is an excellent starting point for anyone interested in learning more about social enterprise.

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Social Enterprise - Parry Fields Start Ups Legal Toolkit

Even early stage entrepreneurs need to think carefully about the legal foundations for their business. This book is a great way to get your head sorted on this issue so you can move on with confidence and do what you do best.

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Charting the Future C Fisher and S Moe

A framework for thinking about change. In a time when Covid 19 has accelerated conversations about organisational sustainability. This thought and action paper focuses on charities, NGOs, NFPs and community sector organisations and asks 7 hard questions to challenge thinking!

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