Updating names to include macrons

Updating names in the register to include macrons

In 2019 we made changes to our register system so that it's possible to record macrons in names. If your trust board was incorporated before then you can update details on the register to include macrons in:

  • The trust board's name
  • Trust board addresses — The street names for the registered office address and address for communication

Using macrons in your trust board's name

If you're changing your trust board's name you can include macrons in the new name for your trust board.

If the registered name of your trust board should have always included macrons, you can request that we change your name on the register and issue a new certificate of incorporation. You don't need to change your rules to add macrons. To send us your request, a member or trustee of the trust board or an authorised person needs to complete this application form and send it to us.

Addresses with street names that use macrons

When you are updating your trust board's registered office address or the address for communication, you can use macrons in the street name. But only if the street name is identified with macrons within NZ Post’s address finder service .

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Getting started on the register 8 guides

Searching the Charitable Trusts Register 2 guides

Searching the register for information about charitable trust boards and their status.

Starting a charitable trust board 5 guides

To incorporate a charitable trust board you must submit an application, along with the required documents. There is no registration fee.

Keeping charitable trust board details up to date 7 guides

Ending a charitable trust board 2 guides

There are two ways to end a charitable trust board. If the board is no longer operating, it can apply to be dissolved. If it is unable to pay its debts, it can be placed in liquidation.

Restoring a charitable trust board to the register 1 guide

A trust board that has been removed from the Charitable Trusts Register can apply to us to be restored.

Forms 1 guide

Find the forms you'll need to register your charitable trust board or keep its details up to date. Please note: there are no fees for registering or maintaining a charitable trust board.