Progress: Lodging the Deed

11 November 2014: For those interested, we’ve uploaded a copy of the Trust Deed as submitted to the Charities Commission/DIA. The following link is to a .pdf: Click Here For the Deed


24 July 2014: Public Eyes, aka the Aotearoa New Zealand Foundation for Public Interest Journalism, is in the process of lodging our Trust Deed with the Department of Internal Affairs, and seeking charitable status.

As many of you know, developing the deed has been a long process, so we’re pretty excited to have reached this point, and have to thank many many people for a lot hard work. But of course, there’s a long way still to go: we expect the process of having our deed assessed and (we hope) approved to take several weeks or more.

The initial trustees will be Margaret Thompson, Rod Oram and Alison McCulloch, and we aim to expand that group further down the track.

As soon as the deed has been accepted into the system, we will post a .pdf copy of it here at our website.

Email Update

Meanwhile, on 23 July 2014, we sent out an email update to all those who expressed interest in the project. You can view that update by clicking here. Let us know if you want to be added to the update list:


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