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New Zealanders Volunteering More and Donating Less

September 19, 2010 New Zealand FinanceNew Zealand Taxation

MoneyIn 2010 more New Zealanders opted to do volunteer work in their communities then in 2009, however this was offset by decreases in donations of money and goods.

On September 15th Tariana Turia, Community and Voluntary Sector Minister, announced the release of How do New Zealanders Give? – Quarterly Generosity Indicators, a report on the volunteer and donation habits of New Zealanders by the Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector (OCVS).

The report showed that 30.3 percent of New Zealanders chose to volunteer their time in local community causes. The figure represents a 2 percent increase over the December 2009 quarter. The median time spent volunteering per month also increased by 2 hours to a total of 10 hours, over the latest quarter.

During the March 2010 quarter 40...

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