What's a Constitution
The campground is managed by the Rakaia Gorge Society. This is an incorporated society which is a non profit organisation. Under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 all societies must have a constitution or set of rules, that establish the purpose and how the camp will operate.
The camps' constitution can only be altered via a decision passed at the societies annual general meeting (AGM). The society must register all alterations with the Incorporated Society Register before they can become binding to its members. Our constitution was written in 1997 when the society was first registered, it has had a few alterations but basically remains the same document. But times they are a changing.
The Incorporated Societies Act 2022 (the “new Act”) finally received Royal Assent on 5 April 2022. The new Act replaces the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 (the “old Act”), which had been long overdue for an upgrade