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Charity Summary

Charity Details

New Zealand Red Cross Incorporated

Registration details

June 30

Address for service

PO Box 12140
69 Molesworth Street

Charity's other details

64 4 471 8250
64 4 471 8251


Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


Burma (Myanmar), East Timor, Nepal, Philippines, Syria

Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

New Zealand Red Cross' mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity and enhancing community resilience. The strategic priorities are Disaster management and community resilience, Refugee services for refugees and other vulnerable people, National and International programmes supported by Corporate Services

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

Other (please state)

(International & Domestic Humanitarian Relief), Provides services (e.g. care / counselling), Provides advice / information / advocacy, Provides human resources (e.g. staff / volunteers), Provides buildings / facilities / open space

Other (please state)

(International & Domestic Humanitarian Relief), Education / training / research, Health, Community development, Emergency / disaster relief, Social services, International activities, Fund-raising

Other (please state)

(Vulnerable people), Children / young people, Older people, General public, Family / whanau, Migrants / refugees

Entity Structure

Structure Members make up our local branches and groups. Members also come together to form area councils. Area councils from each region have representatives at National Council. The National Council elects our National Board, which governs our organisation. Members of the National Board are elected or co-opted to provide leadership, to determine and ensure the implementation of the strategic and financial goals of NZRC Leadership Along with governance, the National Board also appoints our Secr

Entities your charity controls

Name CC Registration Number
New Zealand Red Cross Foundation CC22820

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 31/12/2008 under Section 43 of the Charities Act 2005. The first annual return is due by 31/12/2009.

Due Date Date Submitted Total Income Total Expenditure Financial Statements Annual Return Summary
31/12/2018 - - - - To be filed
31/12/2017 12/12/2017 $46,777 $47,614
31/12/2016 28/11/2016 $39,784,000 $46,836,000
31/12/2015 4/12/2015 $42,646,000 $49,464,000
31/12/2014 23/12/2014 $38,229,000 $43,504,000
31/12/2013 23/12/2013 $33,840,000 $54,657,000
31/12/2012 8/01/2013 $47,150,000 $38,097,000
31/12/2011 6/01/2012 $139,509,000 $92,473,000
31/12/2010 13/12/2010 $32,365,000 $32,028,000
31/12/2009 11/12/2009 $26,765 $26,441

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
Kerry Nickels Board Member 7/11/2015
Mohammed Khan Board Member 2/11/2014
Philippa Stewart Board Member 2/11/2014
Jerry Talbot Board Member 11/11/2012
Mat Darlling Board Member 31/03/2012
Jenny Mcmahon National President 6/11/2010

Past Officers

Officer Name Position Past Since
Paul Kiesanowski Board Member 31/10/2017
Christopher Batten Board Member 28/08/2017
Richard Whitney Board Member 30/11/2016
Gavin Dawson Board Member 31/05/2015
Adriana Gunder Trustee 2/11/2014
Alan Webb Board Member 2/11/2014
Paul Steere Board Representative, Central Region 2/11/2014
Steve Osborne National board 2/11/2014
Aaron Turner Director 11/11/2012
Debby Butler National Board 11/11/2012

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)
11/09/2017 NOC010
24/12/2014 NOC007
21/12/2012 AR005
6/01/2012 AR004
13/12/2010 AR003
13/12/2010 NOC003
11/12/2009 AR002
24/11/2009 NOC002

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