Notice Type
Charitable Trusts
Notice Title

Advertisement of Application for Approval of a Scheme to Vary Trust Deed

Take notice that on 25 February 2015, the trustees of the Canterbury Branch New Zealand Federation of University Women Trust (“the trustees”) filed an application in the High Court at Christchurch for approval of a scheme varying the Declaration of Trust by Canterbury Branch of New Zealand Federation of University Women Incorporated dated the 10th day of September 1991 (“the trust deed”).

The scheme proposes variation of the trust deed regarding several administrative and other issues, including monitoring the trustees, Annual General Meetings, transparency in the governance of the trustees, bank accounts, execution of documents, incorporation under Part II of the Charitable Trusts Act 1957, accounting, tax returns, declarations of interest by trustees, pecuniary interests to the trust deed, the trustees’ power to amend the trust deed and the law governing the trustees.

The scheme further proposes to vary the trust deed regarding the trustees’ name, governance, proceedings of trustees’ meetings, limitation of powers, remuneration to trustees, the trust deed’s reference to the “Study Loan Fund” and the trust deed’s “wind-up” clause.

The application is to be heard before the High Court at Christchurch on Wednesday 6 May 2015 at 9.30am.

Any person who wishes to oppose the variation must give seven days’ notice in writing of his or her intention to do so, to:

  1. the Registrar of the High Court at Christchurch;
  2. the Attorney-General, Crown Law Office, PO Box 2858, Wellington 6140 (to the attention of V. Hardy and S. J. Humphrey).

To make an appointment to view the proposed variation of the trust deed, please email