Review of the Incorporated Societies Act

Bill sets out changes to rules for governing societies

The Incorporated Societies Bill was introduced to Parliament on 17 March, and had its first reading on 6 April 2021. The proposed law changes will put in place a more modern governance framework for societies and those who run them.

The bill aims to:

  • make societies more robust
  • help societies govern themselves more effectively
  • provide societies and their members with more constructive options when things go wrong.

You can read the bill at and check on its progress by visiting the New Zealand Parliament website .

Published 14 April 2021, last updated 14 April 2021