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Charity Details

Dunedin Civic Orchestra Incorporated
Dunedin Symphony Orchestra

Registration details

December 31

Address for service

PO Box 5571
Moray Place
65 Hanover Street
Dunedin Central

Charity's other details

03 477 5623
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Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

The purpose of the Dunedin Civic Orchestra Inc. are: (a) To administer and promote the Dunedin Civic Orchestra Inc. and/or any other orchestras, groups or performers that the Society may elect from time to time to foster and encourage. (b) To present concerts and entertainments of whatever kind to members of the Society and the general public for any of the purposes of the Society and to fix and levy charges for admission to such concerts, entertainments or any other activity organised by the Society. (c) To foster, promote and encourage the study, composition, practice and performance of music in all its branches, especially orchestral music in orchestral concerts or as an accompaniment to choral and theatrical works, opera, ballet and any other works. (d) To employ, train and promote generally the interests of musicians and other artists, both collectively and as individuals. (e) To provide workshops, studios etc and make these available to Society members.

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

Other (please state)

(Presentation of orchestral performances)

Arts / culture / heritage

Education / training / research

General public

Children / young people, Older people

Entity Structure

The governing entity's members meet annually at an Annual General Meeting and elect seven of the nine members of the Board. The other two Board members are elected by the players as soon as is practicable after the AGM. The Board appoints its President, Vice-President and Treasurer. It also employs the General Manager. The Board meets monthly and considers the activity and financial reports. The General Manager employs the artists and administrative staff.

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.


The first annual return due on the 31/12/2008 will cover less than six months after the charity is registered. For this reason the charity should be granted an exemption to filling their first annual return under s41 (1), and the first annual return will be due by the 31/12/2009.

Due Date Date Submitted Total Income Total Expenditure Financial Statements Annual Return Summary
30/06/2019 - - - - To be filed
30/06/2018 10/06/2018 $876,482 $932,644
30/06/2017 26/07/2017 $1,188,870 $913,476
30/06/2016 3/07/2016 $872,966 $897,510
30/06/2015 27/06/2015 $719,765 $722,247
30/06/2014 26/06/2014 $875,818 $916,661
30/06/2013 5/06/2013 $799,673 $775,463
30/06/2012 23/05/2012 $881,269 $890,651
30/06/2011 15/06/2011 $806,158 $781,739
30/06/2010 8/06/2010 $829,253 $877,000

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
Sharon van Turnhout Board member 28/03/2018
Alison Joan Bowcott Board member 25/05/2017
Diana Hudson Board member 31/03/2016
Megan Lisa Bartlett Board member 31/03/2016
Andrew George Alastair Hamilton Board member 25/03/2015
Brian Russell Tegg Board member 25/03/2015
Nicholas Mark Cornish Board member 25/03/2015
Ruth Meserve Houghton Board member 25/03/2015
Graeme Alexander Downes Member Board of Management 28/03/2012

Past Officers

Officer Name Position Past Since
Brendan James Gray Board member 28/03/2018
Hamish Ralph Miller Member Board of Management 24/05/2017
Kathleen E Grant Member Board of Management 31/03/2016
Dean Kenneth Hollebon Member Board of Management 25/03/2015
Kenneth Lister Member Board of Management 25/03/2015
Stephen William Christensen Member board of management 25/03/2015
Timothy Morris Black Board member 25/03/2015
Bevan Richard Neale Dodds Member board of management 26/03/2014
Emily Catherine Sterk Board member 28/03/2012
Peter Wing Ho Chin Member board of management 28/03/2012

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)
27/04/2016 NOC006
23/05/2012 AR005
15/06/2011 AR004
8/06/2010 AR003
30/06/2009 AR002
18/12/2008 NOC002

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