Amalgamation Progress: Filing Charitable Scheme documentation with High Court and obtaining a fixture

Below is the formal notice about the next milestone in the Amalgamation process. It has been advertised in the Gazette and will be advertised in the New Zealand Herald on the first three Fridays of May.

This matter will first be heard at 10:00am on 25 June 2018 in the High Court at Auckland.

NEW ZEALAND PLAYCENTRE FEDERATION INC

Notice of Application to Seek Approval of Scheme

Pursuant to the Charitable Trusts Act 1957

Notice is hereby given that the following applicants have made an application to the High Court at Auckland for the approval of a scheme:

NEW ZEALAND PLAYCENTRE FEDERATION INC
THE AUCKLAND PLAYCENTRES ASSOCIATION INC
BULLER-WESTLAND PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
CANTERBURY PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
CENTRAL DISTRICTS PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
CENTRAL HAWKES BAY PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
COUNTIES PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
EAST WAIKATO PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
FAR NORTH PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
HAWKES BAY PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
HUTT PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
KING COUNTRY PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
MID-CANTERBURY PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
MID-NORTHLAND PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
NORTHLAND PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
SOUTH CANTERBURY PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
SOUTHLAND PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
TAIRAWHITI PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
TAMAKI PLAYCENTRES ASSOCIATION INC
TARANAKI PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
TE AKORANGI PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
THAMES VALLEY COROMANDEL PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
THE MARLBOROUGH PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
THE NORTH SHORE PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
THE OTAGO PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
THE ROTORUA PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
WAIKATO PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
WAIRARAPA PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
WANGANUI PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
WELLINGTON PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC
WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC

The applicants have commenced proceedings seeking approval pursuant to the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 of a scheme under which all of the applicants will be amalgamated into NEW ZEALAND PLAYCENTRE FEDERATION INC.

The date set down for the hearing of the application is 25 June 2018 at 10.00am at the High Court at Auckland.

Any person desiring to oppose the application is required to give notice of their intention to do so to:

  1. the Registrar of the High Court at Auckland;
  2. THE NORTH SHORE PLAYCENTRE ASSOCIATION INC (whose address for service is Kidd Black Law, 416 Glenfield Road, Glenfield, Auckland (attention: Ken Davidson));
  3. the other applicants (whose address for service is Nielsen Law, Solicitors, Floor 3, Sentinel House, 586 Victoria Street, Hamilton (attention: Shaun Hoskin)); and
  4. the Attorney-General (whose address for service is at the Crown Law Office, Level 3, Justice Centre, 19 Aitken Street, Wellington (attention: Kim Laurenson))

not less than seven clear days before the above-mentioned date for hearing.

This notice is given by Nielsen Law, Solicitors to the First Applicant.