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Charity Summary

Charity Details

Wellington Fire Service Support Unit
Wellington Operational Support

Registration details

June 30

Address for service

PO Box 14139
7 Troy Street
1 Troy Street

Charity's other details

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Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

The Wellington Fire Service Support Unit is a dedicated team of volunteers supporting the New Zealand Fire Service and our community, when they need it most, through specialised skills, techniques, and equipment.

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

Provides human resources (e.g. staff / volunteers)

Provides services (e.g. care / counselling)

Emergency / disaster relief

Education / training / research, Promotion of volunteering

General public

Entity Structure

The New Zealand Fire Service's Area 16 Commander, acting as Wellington Fire Service Support Unit's Chief Fire Officer, appoints the Officer in Charge. The Officer in Charge acts as the Chair of the Management Committee and appoints the committee's Deputy, Secretary, and Treasurer. A Fire Fighter's Representative is elected annually by member Fire Fighters and is also appointed to the Management Committee.

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

Due Date Date Submitted Total Income Total Expenditure Financial Statements Annual Return Summary
31/12/2021 - - - To be filed To be filed
31/12/2020 13/12/2020 $11,668 $10,470
31/12/2019 11/12/2019 $16,177 $15,316
31/12/2018 19/12/2018 $13,449 $7,412
28/02/2018 14/02/2018 $11,336 $6,378
31/12/2016 18/04/2017 $9,987 $5,837
31/12/2015 4/02/2016 $9,955 $5,914
31/12/2014 18/09/2015 $10,458 $5,148
31/12/2013 13/05/2015 $10,937 $5,897
31/12/2012 6/12/2012 $8,781 $9,500

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
Colin George Larsen Secretary 15/02/2021
Todd Malcolm Skilton Treasurer 6/11/2020
Johnathan Steven Ashman Officer in Charge (SSO) 17/10/2016
Philip Julian Harris Second in Command (SO) 15/10/2007

Past Officers

Officer Name Position Past Since
Mark Stuart Foster Station Officer, Secretary 15/02/2021
Norman John Patrick Kelly Station Officer Treasurer 6/11/2020
Brian Maxwell Arons Officer in Charge (SSO) 17/10/2016
Sandy Graeme Lawson Secretary 1/03/2012

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)
8/03/2021 NOC014
8/03/2021 NOC013
27/02/2018 NOC009
20/01/2017 NOC006
6/12/2012 AR005
21/04/2011 AR003
5/08/2009 AR002

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