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Charity Summary

Charity Details

National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges Nga Whare Whakaruruhau O Aotearoa Incorporated
Women's Refuge
Name change history
Name Effective Date
The National Collective Of Independent Women's Refuges Incorporated 17/06/2008
Nga Whare Whakaruruhau O Aotearoa National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges Incorporated 4/11/2010
National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges Nga Whare Whakaruruhau O Aotearoa Incorporated 1/03/2016

Registration details

June 30

Address for service

PO Box 27-078
Marion Square
Ground Floor
275 Cuba Street

Charity's other details

04 8025078
04 8025079

Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

Provides emergency accommodation, 24 crisis line service, counselling, support and advocacy to women and children experiencing domestic violence within the community and services extend to rural areas.

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

Provides services (e.g. care / counselling)

Acts as an umbrella / resource body, Provides advice / information / advocacy, Crisis Accommodation

Social services

Accommodation / housing, Education / training / research, Health, Fund-raising, Domestic Violence

Other (please state)

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

Entity Structure

There are 41 member refuges nationwide with the National Office including the fundraising entity are based in Wellington. Member refuges are regionally represented and meet 2-4 times a year at regional level. They also attend the national Annual General Meeting . The 8 governance board members are elected by their region and serve a 3 year term.

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
31/12/2017 29/11/2017 $13,196,658 $205,449
31/12/2016 9/01/2017 $11,812,019 $11,852,522
31/12/2015 25/11/2015 $11,183,424 $11,113,206
31/12/2014 2/02/2015 $8,704,459 $8,729,130
31/12/2013 6/01/2014 $7,868,321 $7,891,763
31/12/2012 11/12/2012 $8,811,416 $8,722,261
31/12/2011 26/10/2011 $8,764,181 $8,758,645
31/12/2010 19/10/2010 $11,025,676 $10,827,977
31/12/2009 24/11/2009 $9,310,881 $9,201,447
31/12/2008 - - - - Exemption

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
Aleen Henderson Governance Board Member 16/06/2017
Angela Chaney Governance Board Member 16/06/2017
Lynette Buckley Governance Board Member 16/06/2017
Wendy Valler Governance Board Member 1/11/2014

Past Officers

Officer Name Position Past Since
Oriel Heseltine Governance Board Member 30/10/2017
Lenis Davidson Governance Board Member, Southern Region Maori Representative 27/10/2017
Leonette Beazley Governance Board Member 27/10/2017
Rachel Black Governance Board Member 27/10/2017
Janice Jessiman Governance Board Member 28/10/2016
Jynine Beryyman Governance Board Appointment 28/10/2016
Philippa McAtee Governance Board Member 28/10/2016
Rangianiwaniwa Pehikino Governance Board Member 28/10/2016
Janet Lorimer Governance Board Member 30/10/2015
Betty Leuina Sio Committee Member 1/11/2014

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)
19/12/2014 NOC010
12/12/2014 NOC009
16/02/2014 NOC008
23/08/2012 NOC005
12/04/2012 NOC004
14/12/2011 NOC003
26/10/2011 AR004
19/10/2010 AR003
24/11/2009 AR002
24/11/2009 NOC002

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