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Charitable Trust Appeals Charities Commission Decision In High Court

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The Draco Foundation (NZ) Charitable Trust has filed an appeal in the High Court against a decision by the Charities Commission to deny them charitable entity status.

The Foundation joins a growing number of dissatisfied organisations, spurned by the Commission because of alleged anti-Government behaviour.

The action is being led by Whiteriea Community Law Centre, who are providing their services on a pro-bono basis.

The Foundation promotes the principles of democracy to the local government sector and to communities across New Zealand. They run the websites and the National Residents' Association Database (

Jarrod Coburn is a trustee of the Draco Foundation (NZ) Charitable Trust.

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