Making a bequest

One of the important functions of the NZ Plant Protection Society is to administer trust funds for the furtherance of plant protection science, education and extension in New Zealand. These funds are used to enable a range of scholarships and awards that support plant protection in New Zealand.

Should you choose to contribute to scholarship funds by leaving the NZ Plant Protection Society a gift in your will, the following information may be useful for your solicitor.

Simple errors in wording can create confusion and delays in carrying out people's wishes. For the convenience of your solicitor who may be helping you draw up your will, here are examples of useful and accurate wording, covering two types of legacy.

Legacy of all or part of a net estate

"I give to New Zealand Plant Protection Society Inc (hereinafter called NZPPS) the residue (or % share of the residue) of my estate absolutely and I direct that (1) the proceeds may be used for the general purposes of NZPPS and (2) a receipt signed by a person for the time being authorised by the executive committee of NZPPS shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my executors."

Fixed sum legacy

"I give to the New Zealand Plant Protection Society Inc (hereinafter called NZPPS) the sum of $--- and I direct that (1) the proceeds may be used of the general purposes of NZPPS and (2) a receipt signed by a person for the time being authorised by the executive committee of NZPPS shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my executors".