New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards

NZ Charity Reporting Awards


The winners and highly commended in the 2019 New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards have been announced.

The awards, organised by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), recognise best practice among registered charities in adopting financial reporting standards which give greater transparency and consistency among charities.

Winners range in size from national electrical industry training organisation Electrical Training Company (ETCO) through to the Reporoa-based Empowered Learning Trust. Entries are judged on the effectiveness of their communication, their innovation, compliance with standards and overall presentation.

Peter Vial, New Zealand Country Head for CA ANZ praised the quality of award entries. He was pleased to see registered charities presenting information in ways that articulated their activities clearly and concisely.

The winner in each tier of the awards will receive $1000, while those highly commended will receive $500. The prizes are sponsored by chartered accounting firms BDO, RSM, Grant Thornton, William Buck and PKF Hamilton.

The winners

Tier 1 (Over $30m in annual expenses)

Winner: The Electrical Training Company Limited

ETCO is a wholly owned subsidiary of Master Electricians (previously ECANZ) established to provide employment and training for the electrical industry in New Zealand. ETCO Annual Report 2017-2018 [PDF, 2 MB].

Highly Commended - New Zealand Red Cross Incorporated

New Zealand Red Cross Incorporated provides support to the millions of people affected by disaster and conflict by supporting Red Cross relief efforts here in Aotearoa and around the world. New Zealand Red Cross Inc Annual Report 2018 [PDF, 4.3 MB] and Financial Statements 2018 [PDF, 1.9 MB].

Tier 2 (Between $2m and $30m in annual expenses)

Winner - Karori Sanctuary Trust

Karori Sanctuary Trust - Zealandia is the world's first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary, with an extraordinary 500-year vision to restore a Wellington valley's forest and freshwater ecosystems as closely as possible to their pre-human state. Karori Sanctuary Trust Annual Report 2018 [PDF, 2.8 MB].

Highly Commended - Museum of Transport and Technology

MOTAT is New Zealand's largest transport and technology museum of its kind and offers a fun and exciting learning experience for visitors of all ages. MOTAT Financial Statement 2017-2018 [PDF, 11 MB].

Tier 3 (Under $2m in annual expenses)

Winner - Bellyful New Zealand Trust

Bellyful was 'born' out the desire to see families supported by their fellow community members. Bellyful cooks and delivers meals to families with newborn babies and families with young children who are struggling with illness, where there is little or no family or social support. Bellyful Annual Performance Report 2018 [PDF, 7.5 MB].

Highly Commended - Storytime Foundation Trust Board

Storytime Foundation is the only agency delivering books and information, free, into New Zealand’s most deprived homes through well child providers, to enhance early attachment, build cohesive families and improve social outcomes. Storytime Annual Performance Report 2018 [PDF, 3.4 MB].

Tier 4 (Under $125,000 in annual operating payments)

Winner - Empowered Learning Trust

Empowered Learning Trust is run by a group of volunteers with a passion for people, the community and for education. They aim to remove barriers to learning so young people can realise their true potential early in life, and go on to make a positive contribution in the community. Empowered Learning Trust Annual Performance Report 2018 [PDF, 6.6 MB].

Highly Commended - Citizens Advice Bureau Tauranga

The Service provides free to all individuals an impartial and confidential service of information, guidance and support, and makes responsible use of the experience so gained. Citizens Advice Bureau Tauranga Annual Performance Report 2018 [PDF, 5.7 MB].

Source: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (2019).