Apologies Or Not?

28 Feb

It seems there will be some transparency around the wild food festival.  In January I was unaware of the Invercargill Rotary Projects company being listed on Charities.  I may have just missed it but given the dates on Charities I am unsure of when it appeared there.  Charities website claims the papers were uploaded in October.  It also claims it was not registered until November though.  I’ve never seen an organisation on Charities before it is registered…

They have not been given the usual first year of annual return filing exemption either.  If it now applies for an exemption, we will know here is cloak and dagger behaviour going on.  Time for some creative accounting then?


5 Responses to “Apologies Or Not?”

  1. Matt Coley March 9, 2014 at 9:56 am #

    Hi Kylie, as a Journalism/sit student assigned hospo rounds, I have contact Alice pottinger, event organiser for some factual information. I was promised correspondence on the Survey results, actual attendance, and financial donations made to charity by Rotary. No information has been forthcoming!!

    • Kylie March 9, 2014 at 10:17 am #

      We may both have to wait until 30 Sept then…not responding to you will speak volumes though about their community spirit. I must say I am surprised they made the company a registered charity. When I thought it was done by way of Rotary being the 100% shareholder I thought they were clever bastards, now I just think they are idiots. What’s the benefits of this arrangements? We will all get to see directly via the company now. Wages and salaries have to be declared.
      Be great if the SIT journo students did an expose of the ineptness of Charities. The Sanitarium arrangement is just because the law is an ass but Charities not doing their job is a whole other story

      • Kylie March 9, 2014 at 10:20 am #

        ….And what are “hospo rounds”?

      • Matt March 9, 2014 at 10:27 am #

        Rounds are subject areas for investigating and reporting. Our Thursday class was on OIA and LGOIMA, your obviously experienced in the subject. Thanks, for reply.

      • Kylie March 9, 2014 at 10:50 am #

        Sounds interesting! I have great respect for OIA and LGOIMA. They have evolved from what would be interesting scenarios no doubt. Non compliance can have interesting outcomes and be detrimental to communities I believe. Imagine ICC adding Rugby Park in at Urgent Items (ie not on the agenda for public to see prior to meeting) then making a decision on it. An interesting argument…..because they could claim a Major Item and ‘no impact on rates’ and their other standard excuses. Be easy to argue in response but meanwhile ICC have taken on Rugby Park…..scary

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