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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 risk management, community programmes, refugee resettlement and international humanitarian programmes.

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

Members make up our local branches and groups. Members also come together to form area councils. Area councils from each area have representatives at National Council and 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 Secret

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
31/12/2020 Processing $46,822,000 $44,827,000
31/12/2019 12/12/2019 $45,822,000 $47,758,000
31/12/2018 16/12/2018 $46,285 $47,907
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

Annual return table statuses:

• Not paid – We have not matched a payment with the Annual Return.
• Processing – We have to do some work in the background to process the Annual Return.
• Not required – This charity was deregistered for this year, and the annual return is not required.
• If there is no entry, the charity may have made a request to have the information withheld for public interest reasons.

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
Patrick Cummings Board Member 2/11/2019
Sarita Aldred Board member 4/11/2018
Sue Ineson Board member 4/11/2018
Wendy Lau Board member 4/11/2018
John Charles Dyer Board member 28/10/2017
Warren Michael Johnstone Board member 28/10/2017
Scott Tambisari Board member 6/11/2016
Kerry Nickels National President 7/11/2015
Philippa Stewart Board Member 2/11/2014

Past Officers

Officer Name Position Past Since
Marama Royal Board member 2/11/2019
Jenny Mcmahon National President 4/11/2018
Jerry Talbot Board Member 4/11/2018
Mat Darlling Board Member 4/11/2018
Mohammed Khan Board Member 23/01/2018
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

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)
3/07/2020 NOC017
29/01/2019 NOC015
19/12/2018 NOC014
12/07/2018 NOC012
11/09/2017 NOC010
24/12/2014 NOC007
21/12/2012 AR005
6/01/2012 AR004
13/12/2010 AR003
13/12/2010 NOC003

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