Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Local Lawyers Offer Free Will Changes

Local Lawyers Offer Free Will Changes to Assist Charitable Giving

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 13th September 2018

September is Wills Month. Nikau Foundation, the Community Foundation for the Wellington Region, has partnered with eight local law firms to allow generous individuals to include a charity in their will for free.

Many people think that gifts in wills are only for the wealthy. Not so. Once you have made provision for your loved ones, it’s easy to leave a small percentage of your estate to something you are passionate about - whether it is scholarships to young musicians; a donation to a geographic region like Kāpiti; an area of interest like conservation; or to a specific charity like Womens’ Refuge.

Wellington recruitment consultant, Tilda Bostwick took advantage of the offer last year and was pleased to be able to add a donation to her favourite cause – the Arts.

“I am passionate about the Arts, in particular where citizens can directly engage in creative activities like arts festivals or in community art spaces. I choose to give through Nikau Foundation because my gift will be invested in a growing pot of funding for Wellington and will continue to make grants to arts organisations long after I am gone”.

Through the community foundation model, the capital remains intact and the investment income is used to make distributions annually to charities and community groups across the greater Wellington Region according to the donors wishes. Over the years the Foundation has donated over $4,500,000 to a range of causes and will distribute another $500,000 this year.

Nikau Foundation is grateful to the following participating lawyers for providing free will changes this month: Breadon McCardle, Gibson Sheat Lawyers, Kapiti Law, Morrison Kent, Oakley Moran, Susie Mills Law, Wakefields Lawyers, and WCM Legal.

If you are keen to take up the offer, contact Nikau Foundation on 0800 YOUR GIFT (0800 968 744) or visit (www.nikafoundation.org.nz) for more information and to book an appointment.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why The Dice Are Loaded Against Women In Public Life

If they enter public life, women can expect a type of intense (and contradictory) scrutiny that is rarely applied to their male counterparts. If they are relatively young and conventionally attractive, such women will tend to be written off as lightweights – yet if they’re older and obviously competent, doubts will then tend to be raised about their “electability” and whether they are “warm” and “likeable” enough to connect with voters. Too conventionally feminine or not conventionally feminine enough? Too cold and too cerebral, or too warm and flighty to be seriously considered for high public office? For women in the public spotlight, the Goldilocks moments (when things are just right) are few and far between. More>>


PGF Kaikōura $10.88M: Boost In Tourism & Business

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $10.88 million to boost business and tourism opportunities in Kaikōura, Parliamentary Undersecretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. More>>


Whitebaiting: Govt Plans To Protect Announced

With several native whitebait species in decline the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has today released proposals to standardise and improve management of whitebait across New Zealand. More>>


Education: Resource For Schools On Climate Change

New resource for schools to increase awareness and understanding of climate change... More>>


In Effect April: New Regulations For Local Medicinal Cannabis

Minister of Health Dr David Clark says new regulations will allow local cultivation and manufacture of medicinal cannabis products that will potentially help ease the pain of thousands of people. More>>


RNZ: New Year Honours: Sporting Greats Among Knights And Dames

Six new knights and dames, including Silver Ferns coach Dame Noeline Taurua and economist Professor Dame Marilyn Waring, have been created in today's New Year's Honours List. The list of 180 recipients - 91 women and 89 men - leans heavily on awards for community service, arts and the media, health and sport.


Gordon Campbell: On What An Inquiry Might Look Like

Presumably, if there is to be a ministerial inquiry (at the very least) into the Whakaari/White Island disaster, it will need to be a joint ministerial inquiry. That’s because the relevant areas of responsibility seem to be so deeply interwoven... More>>






InfoPages News Channels