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InformationBanzaid is a department of the New Zealand Baptist Missionary Society (NZBMS). The New Zealand Baptist Missionary Society is registered with the New Zealand Charities commission as a charitable entity (CC22737). The Charities Commission, Komihana Kaupapa Atawhai, is responsible for registering and monitoring charitable organisations in New Zealand, as well as providing support and education to the charitable sector on good governance and management. For more information about NZBMS as a charitable entity, visit the Charities Register at www.charities.govt.nz

1. Banzaid will only accept donations which are given in support of its work and has the ability to reject donations not consistent with its purposes.

2. Banzaid will levy 10% on donations for project funds as a contribution to New Zealand administration costs.

3. Unremitted project funds are carried forward in Reserves at the end of each financial year. They remain tagged for the project to which the funds were granted, and may not be used for anything else.

4. Gifts and Donations received for specific projects or purposes are repayable if they are not able to be used for the purpose for which they were given. Donors will be notified, and given the option to redirect to another project. If donors fail to respond in a reasonable time Banzaid may redirect these funds to other projects at the discretion of the Manager.

Any transactions made through this website will appear as Banzaid on your cardholder statements.

Banzaid and the New Zealand Baptist Missionary Society are New Zealand based organisations and all transactions processed by them will be in New Zealand Dollars.

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