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Charity Summary

Charity Details

New Zealand Buddhist Council Incorporated

Registration details

March 31

Address for service

PO Box 109729
52 Princes St

Charity's other details

Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

Fostering information-sharing, respect, collaboration and friendship between Buddhist communities in Aotearoa. The Society is established for charitable purposes within New Zealand. In particular the Society will: a. Create respectful relationships among Buddhist communities and between Buddhist and other communities in order to develop a harmonious and peaceful New Zealand. b. Share information and build networks. c. Work together on common concerns and problems. d. Strengthen the greater Buddhist community in New Zealand. e. Engage with government and other statutory bodies when their policies and practices affect Buddhist communities. f. Represent Buddhist perspectives in public forums where appropriate. g. Work with other faith communities to nurture mutual understanding and promote peace. h. Engage in any other activities consistent with the above objects

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

Acts as an umbrella / resource body

Provides advice / information / advocacy

Community development

Education / training / research, Religious activities

Other charities

Voluntary bodies other than charities, People of a certain ethnic / racial origin, Migrants / refugees, Religious groups

Entity Structure

The New Zealand Buddhist Council is governed by an Executive Committee. Nine representatives on the executive committee are elected by the full members of NZBC. Up to 5 further members may be appointed by the elected representatives. Full members of NZBC must be Buddhist organisations that are registered as charitable organisations within New Zealand. Any other individual or group may be an associate member, but has no voting rights at general meetings of NZBC.

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.

Due Date Date Submitted Total Income Total Expenditure Financial Statements Annual Return Summary
30/09/2021 7/09/2021 $2,324 $104
30/09/2020 13/06/2020 $2,823 $1,929
30/09/2019 19/08/2019 $2,040 $3,013
30/09/2018 2/09/2018 $1,399 $23
30/09/2017 1/09/2017 $1,095 $2,591
30/09/2016 10/09/2016 $2,236 $1,245
30/09/2015 22/08/2015 $1,835 $294
30/09/2014 7/09/2014 $1,555 $2,746
30/09/2013 8/09/2013 $4,530 $1,734
30/09/2012 6/02/2013 $2,170 $676

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
Glenice Marie Hursthouse Vice Chair 19/08/2019
Derek Keith Le Dayn Secretary 17/08/2019
Robert Peter Hunt Chair 17/08/2019
Simon Clear Harrison Treasurer 2/03/2009

Past Officers

Officer Name Position Past Since
Charlotte Emma Wrightson Chairperson 17/08/2019
Rukman Wagachchi Vice Chair 17/08/2019
Sally Ann Mcara Secretary 17/08/2019
Glenice Marie Hursthouse Vice Chair 13/08/2016
Joan Buchanan Regions Officer 14/08/2010
Rukman Wagachchi Vice Chairperson 14/08/2010

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)
22/08/2015 NOC003
18/10/2010 NOC002

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