Stuff – Charities Services open new investigation into Gloriavale’s charitable status following Employment Court decision
By Joanne Naish – Stuff – 11/05/2022
The Government’s Charities Services have opened a new investigation into the charitable status of West Coast Christian community Gloriavale.
Charities Services general manager Mike Stone said the investigation would look at whether Gloriavale, as a registered charity, had met its obligations under the Charities Act 2005.
The decision comes as Chief Judge Christina Inglis’ judgment, released on Tuesday, found three former members were employees when they worked in the community’s commercial businesses from the age of 6 – but that the work they did was strictly controlled.