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Charity Summary

Charity Details

Chinmaya Mission - New Zealand

Registration details

March 31

Address for service

63 McKenzie Road
Mangere Bridge

Charity's other details

021 126 8729

Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

Charitable Purpose: 1) To promote the study, practice and wisdom of Vedanta (the knowledge of Universal Oneness and science of Life) as expounded 2) To organise activities for promotion and study of Vedanta, as expounded by H.H. Swami Chinmayananda. 3) To organise and/or conduct meetings, seminars, training, conferences, discourses, lectures and discussions on the practical application of Vedanta to everyday life. 4) Promote activities and provide facilities for community development initiatives that support the Trust's objectives. 5) To co-operate and assist other persons in the spirit of selfless service for the cause of the principles of Vedanta. 6) Provide a meeting place to the community for study of Vedanta, worship and meditation. 7) To promote ancient Indian art traditions, dance forms and classical music as a dynamic vehicle to the knowledge of universal Oneness and science of Life) as expounded by H.H.Swami Chinmayananda.

Note: The main sectors, activities and beneficiaries are bolded.

Other (please state)

(We provide Spiritual & Cultural education. We also offer Yoga & meditation, and promote art and music.Our activities are catered for all age groups and people from all backgrounds.)

Other (please state)

(Spiritual & Cultural education.)

Other (please state)

(Children, Youth and families)

Entity Structure

Board of Trustees Swami Swaroopananda-Chairman Swamini Amritananda (Susan Spedding) Kishan Raj-President Vinod Kumar Patel Ramalingam Ulaganathan Prabha Hariswamy-Treasurer Vinayak Nigudkar Amrat Ranchod Subhashini Karan Charul Shah- Secretary Board of Trustees Executive Committee: Swamini Amritananda- Resident Teacher & Head of New Zealand operations Ramalingam Ulaganathan-President Charul Shah- Secretary-Executive Committee Vinayak Nigudkar-Events Co-ordinator Plus some more

Annual Returns

Annual Returns are due within 6 months of a charity’s balance date (financial year-end), or a longer period if an extension has been granted.


This charity has been granted an exemption from filing an annual return by 30 September 2008 under Section 43 of the Charities Act 2005. The first annual return is due by 30 September 2009.

Due Date Date Submitted Total Income Total Expenditure Financial Statements Annual Return Summary
30/09/2020 - - - - To be filed
30/09/2019 29/09/2019 $234,470 $190,088
30/09/2018 26/09/2018 $224,559 $146,518
30/09/2017 31/10/2017 $250,009 $128,005
30/09/2016 30/11/2016 $243,331 $161,689
30/09/2015 18/09/2015 $246,118 $183,989
30/09/2014 10/12/2014 $244,575 $112,028
30/09/2013 27/03/2014 $157,322 $120,146
30/09/2012 27/03/2014 $183,403 $110,750
30/09/2011 20/09/2011 $140,774 $120,851

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
Prabha Hariswamy Trustee 18/04/2010
Vinayak Nigudkar Trustee 18/04/2010
Susan Spedding Trustee 19/11/2007
Swaroopananda Swami Trustee 19/11/2007
Amrat Ranchhod Trustee 31/08/2007
Kishan Raj Trustee 31/08/2007
Ramalingam Ulaganathan Trustee 31/08/2007
Subhashini Karan Trustee 31/08/2007
Vinod Kumar Patel Trustee 31/08/2007

Past Officers

Officer Name Position Past Since
Tejomayananda Swami Trustee 10/04/2017

Charity Updates

Here is a list of all the details changed by the charity, for example adding or removing officers, amending rules, changing balance dates or updating address details.
Date Created Reference View Summary (.pdf <1MB)
13/06/2012 NOC004
6/07/2010 NOC003
31/08/2009 AR002
31/08/2009 NOC002

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