2022 New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards winners announced
The Awards recognise excellence in charity reporting to help the sector continuously improve the quality of its reporting
- CA ANZ’s latest recipients of the Charity Reporting Awards are announced
- The Awards recognise charities that have embraced reporting requirements and are innovative in their communications with stakeholders
- In 2022, a discretionary Te Ao Māori Award was introduced for demonstrating a Māori world view in how the entity goes about its mahi.
This year’s highly commended and winners of the New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards have been announced, with a Te Ao Māori Award being bestowed for the first time.
The Awards, organised by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), celebrate best practice among registered charities in adopting reporting standards which provide greater transparency and consistency across the sector.
Peter Vial FCA, New Zealand Country Head at CA ANZ said he was delighted to see the high calibre of entries for the Awards this year including a range of first-time entries, signalling the significant effort charities are channelling into their reporting.
“During the pandemic and current economic climate, it has become increasingly important that charities connect with stakeholders and tell their whole story,” said Vial. “Charities make a difference every day in Aotearoa and the Awards are a way of encouraging them to communicate that difference effectively.”
First place winners in each of the three reporting categories and the sustainability category received a $1,000 prize. The highly commended in each category and the Te Ao Māori Award winner received a $500 prize. The judging panel consisted of 2021 CA ANZ President Nives Botica-Redmayne FCA, Bob King FAT, Delwyn Shaw FCA and Roimata Ah Sam CA.
The reporting and sustainability categories prizes are sponsored by chartered accounting firms BDO, RSM, Grant Thornton, William Buck and PKF, and the Te Ao Māori Award is sponsored by CA ANZ.
Tier 1 & 2
Winner sponsored by BDO: Royal New Zealand Ballet
Based in Wellington, the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) is a company of dynamic dancers from diverse backgrounds, performing a broad repertoire for audiences at home and abroad, whilst continuing to build a style that is unique to Aotearoa.
Highly Commended sponsored by PKF: The Fred Hollows Foundation
The Fred Hollows Foundation’s strategy to reduce avoidable blindness and vision impairment in the Pacific is to support the training of local doctors, nurses, and mid-level health personnel to specialise in eye care so that they can go on to provide high-quality and sustainable eye care services in their own country.
Winner sponsored by Grant Thornton: Parent Aid North West
Parent Aid North West is a free at-home service for parents to give parents a hand when they have their hands full. They work with first time mums while they establish breast-feeding, look after their newborn and recover from childbirth and can also provide help for parents who have a young, growing family of little ones when life can get extremely busy. They can help if a parent suffers an accident or finds themselves in a situation where they need support, or for parents with twins or triplets (or more) who need many hands from time to time.
Highly Commended sponsored by PKF: Hutt Valley Sexual Abuse Support & Healing (SASH)
Hutt Valley SASH was established in 1982, originally known as Hutt Rape Counselling Network until the name was changed in 2017. Their service covers Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt communities and supports women, men and children affected by sexual abuse, rape, or sexual harm. They deliver a safe and professional service supporting clients' transition from victims to survivors.
Winner sponsored by William Buck: Citizens Advice Bureau Tauranga (CAB)
The CAB help people to know and understand their rights and obligations and how to use this information to get the best outcomes, provide people with the confidence and support they need to take action, and work for positive social change within communities and wider society. They provide a free and independent service to all.
Highly Commended sponsored by PKF: Track Zero
Track Zero aims to deliver creative platforms for the arts, science and others, to inspire transformative climate action, working together to build a resilient, carbon-neutral society that is fair for all. They organise projects and events to create a dialogue, increasing awareness around the urgency of the response that is needed, and offer informative resources on climate change and climate action initiatives. They actively seek collaboration with artists, scientists and other sectors to tell the climate story in ways that engage people’s hearts and minds, so they feel empowered to act on climate change – the biggest cultural challenge of our time.
Winner sponsored by RSM: Zealandia/Karori Sanctuary Trust
Set around a picturesque reservoir, Zealandia is home to some of New Zealand's most rare and extraordinary wildlife, all thriving wild in a world-first protected sanctuary. Zealandia has a vision to restore this valley to the way it was before the arrival of humans. With its 8.6km fence keeping out introduced mammallian predators, birds such as the tūī, kākā and kererū, once extremely rare in the region, are all now common sights around central Wellington. Other vulnerable native species such as tīeke, hihi, little spotted kiwi, and tuatara remain thriving safely in the sanctuary.
Highly Commended sponsored by PKF: Sustainable Coastlines
Sustainable Coastlines has a vision of restored mauri for our moana. They operate nationwide, connecting people with nature and inspiring change.
Te Ao Māori
Winner sponsored by CA ANZ: Para Kore Marae
Established in 2010, Para Kore is a Māori, not-for-profit organisation with a kaupapa based on whakapapa to Papatūānuku. They believe that rangatiratanga Māori (self-determination), the wellbeing of whānau and the wellbeing of the natural world are interconnected.