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Charity Summary

Charity Details

Humanist Society of New Zealand (Incorporated)
Humanist Society of New Zealand

Registration details

June 30

Address for service

PO Box 3372
17 Allen Terrace

Charity's other details

04 232 4497
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Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

To promote ethics, science, and education to benefit the community by promoting a humanist approach to personal living and society by facilitating humanist fellowship and communication and action in New Zealand.

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

Provides advice / information / advocacy

Makes grants / loans to individuals, Makes grants to organisations (including schools or other charities), Acts as an umbrella / resource body, Provides services (e.g. care / counselling), Provides human resources (e.g. staff / volunteers)

Education / training / research

Health, Religious activities, Arts / culture / heritage, International activities, Fund-raising, Ethics and Science

General public

Children / young people, Other charities, Schools

Entity Structure

The Humanist Society of New Zealand (Inc.) is a not for profit organisation with a National Council and the ability to form branches and fellowships in various locations.

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
31/12/2019 20/01/2020 $39,940 $57,277
31/12/2018 18/11/2019 $17,677 $29,840
31/12/2017 17/12/2019 $5,810 $6,572
31/12/2016 18/05/2017 $6,019 $6,443
31/12/2015 21/12/2015 $10,403 $11,528
31/12/2014 24/03/2015 $19,720 $5,117
31/12/2013 21/12/2013 $10,406 $8,518
31/12/2012 21/03/2013 $6,778 $4,500
31/12/2011 4/04/2012 $7,674 $10,815
31/12/2010 29/12/2010 $27,140 $18,066

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
Peter Clemerson Council Member 5/11/2018
Rana Amjad Sattar Council member 5/11/2018
Aaron Rex Davies Council Member 29/10/2017
Jolene Catherine Phipps Council Member 15/10/2016
Sara Jane Macauley Passmore Treasurer 18/10/2014
Mark Honeychurch Vice President 12/10/2013
Pamela Margaret Mace Council Member 31/10/2010
Lachman Prasad Council Member 19/10/2008
Iain Bruce Middleton Councillor 16/10/2005
Gaylene Ann Christie Wait Secretary 3/04/2004

Past Officers

Officer Name Position Past Since
Rochelle Marianne Forrester Council Member 29/10/2017
Cormac Maguire Councillor 30/06/2015
Mark Richard Fletcher Councillor 12/04/2014
Kent Lewis Stevens - 12/10/2013
Leigh Andrew Coleman Councillor 19/10/2008

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)
18/11/2019 NOC010
10/11/2015 NOC006
21/12/2013 NOC005
29/12/2010 AR003
16/12/2009 AR002
8/09/2009 NOC002

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