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Charity Summary

Charity Details

Abilities Incorporated
Abilities Group

Registration details

June 30

Address for service

91 Hillside Road

Charity's other details

09 444 0611
09 444 0677

Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

seeks to “Enrich the lives of people with disabilities”. We achieve this through creating meaningful work opportunities for people with disabilities.

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

Other (please state)

(Provide Employment), Provides services (e.g. care / counselling), Provides advice / information / advocacy, Provides human resources (e.g. staff / volunteers), Provides buildings / facilities / open space

People with disabilities

Education / training / research, Health, Environment / conservation, Social services, Employment, Fund-raising, Employment of Disabled Persons

People with disabilities

Children / young people, General public, Family / whanau

Entity Structure

Abilities Incorporated is an Incorporated Society registered under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 and a not-for-profit organisation. The society has a constitution and is governed by a Board of Directors. The day to day management of the society is carried out by the Managing Director and a management team of 5, including the Operations Manager and Accountant. The accounts of the society are audited each year by an independent auditor.

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

Due Date Date Submitted Total Income Total Expenditure Financial Statements Annual Return Summary
31/12/2017 17/11/2017 $3,107,845 $3,036,859
31/12/2016 28/11/2016 $3,077,807 $2,967,410
31/12/2015 5/11/2015 $2,981,867 $2,847,855
31/12/2014 20/11/2014 $2,728,282 $2,610,436
31/12/2013 20/11/2013 $2,590,803 $2,569,564
31/12/2012 22/11/2012 $2,510,984 $2,363,181
31/12/2011 15/11/2011 $2,563,980 $2,489,967
31/12/2010 15/11/2010 $4,544,720 $2,277,400
31/12/2009 3/12/2009 $2,110,000 $2,054,000

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
Michelle Bennett Director 21/07/2015
John Waugh Director 31/03/2012
Susie Wood Director 26/02/2008
John Pringle Director 1/05/2007
Fred Aandewiel Director 26/07/2005
Peter Fraher Managing Director 14/04/2004
Peter Doland Secretary 25/03/2004

Past Officers

Officer Name Position Past Since
Reg Birchfield Director 19/04/2016
Nigel John Hall Director 22/03/2016
Sarah Brosnahan Director 30/09/2014
Rob Johnston Director 31/01/2013
Reg Birchfield Director 21/12/2012
Elizabeth Francis Valintine Director 30/06/2011
Brian Grant Mckeown Director 22/05/2011
Geoffrey Stuart Haycock Chairman 30/11/2009

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)
4/10/2016 NOC009
5/08/2015 NOC008
16/11/2012 AR005
9/06/2012 NOC004
30/06/2011 NOC003
15/11/2010 AR003
4/08/2010 NOC002
3/12/2009 AR002

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