Notice Type
Charitable Trusts
Notice Title


Notice of Application for Approval of a Charitable Trust Scheme Under Part 3 of the Charitable Trusts Act 1957

Take notice that the trustee of THE NEW ZEALAND MEDICAL EDUCATION TRUST will make an application to the High Court at Dunedin on 3 May 2022 at 12.00pm for orders under Part 3 of the Charitable Trusts Act 1957, approving a scheme to extend and vary the trustee’s powers and to alter the mode of administering the trust.

The application is to vary the terms of the trust deed by substituting those terms in their entirety with the terms of a new trust deed. The proposed new trust deed transfers the decision making powers of the New Zealand Medical Education Trust Council to the trustees and establishes an Advisory Board.

The scheme for which approval is sought seeks to vary the terms of the trust deed, in particular to:

  • improve the administration of the trust by clarifying, extending and varying the powers of the trustees;
  • facilitate the fulfilment of the Trust's purposes by removing the requirement for a Council;
  • replace the Council with an Advisory Board to advise the trustees in relation to appropriate recipients of grants, bursaries, and scholarships; and
  • modernise the trust deed.

Further particulars of the application may be obtained from the office of the applicant's solicitors, Anderson Lloyd, at the address for service below.

The proposed scheme and the Attorney-General's report are also available for inspection free of charge at the Dunedin High Court.

Any person desiring to oppose the scheme is required to give written notice of their intention to do so no less than seven clear days before the date of the hearing to:

  1. the applicant at the address for service below;
  2. the Registrar of the High Court at Dunedin; and
  3. the Attorney-General, Crown Law Office, PO Box 2858, Wellington.

This notice is advertised in accordance with section 36 of the Charitable Trusts Act 1957.

The applicant’s address for service is at the offices of its solicitors, Anderson Lloyd, Private Bag 1959, Dunedin 9054 (Attention: Frazer Barton).