New Zealand Society - Establishment and operating information

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From: Andre

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

Please provide all documentation for the below questions related to legal entity acting as the New Zealand Society. If the Crown is representing multiple societies provide the below for each society.

Please advise if the corporation aggregate known as “HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF NEW ZEALAND” is the Zealand Society and no other separate legal entity is used.

The definition of a society (to avoid confusion or misunderstanding): A society is a number of persons united together by mutual consent, in order to deliberate, determine, and act jointly for some common purpose.

1. Establishment information examples (trust deed, Articles of association, Memorandum of association)
2. Annual accounts / reports / annual statements
3. Any Acts and legal documents relating to the creation of the entity
4. the society’s objects (aims)
5. Policies and procedures (examples)
- how a individual becomes and stops being a member
- how general meetings are called and held, and how voting is to take place at these meetings
- how the society’s officers are appointed
- roles and powers of officers
- different classes of membership and the voting rights of each class.
- the control and investment of the society’s funds, and the society’s powers (if any) to borrow money
- how the rules can be changed.
- registered offices / address

Yours faithfully,

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From: Information [DPMC]
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Dear Andre

Thank you for your email of 4 April 2017 (copied below). This email is to acknowledge the receipt of your request by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) and to confirm that we are treating your request as a request for information under the Official Information Act 1982.

Kind regards

Ministerial Coordinator
Office of the Chief Executive


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Dear Andre


In response to your request for information, I attach a letter from
Michael Webster, Clerk of the Executive Council.



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[1]cid:image001.png@01CED718.F89D2C00 Louise Beard

  Executive Assistant to the Secretary
of the Cabinet and Clerk of the
Executive Council

Cabinet Office

Department of the Prime Minister and


[2][email address]

DDI:      (04) 817 9749



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