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Charity Details

Earthlink Incorporated

Registration details

June 30

Address for service

PO Box 40886
Upper Hutt
25 Peterkin Street
Lower Hutt

Charity's other details

04 567 7111
04 567 7114
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Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

Earthlink registered as an Incorporated Society in 1995 with a mission to provide vocational and paid employment opportunities to people coping with Health and Social barriers to employment. This was after de-institutionalisation within the mental health sector, a time when “sheltered workshops” were the only option for many clients reintegrating into society. Earthlink gained PTE status in 2000 and became a registered Charity in 2010. Earthlink has worked towards creating sustainable business models to ensure it is able to pay at least minimum wage to all client/staff employed within its business units – this was one of the first such initiatives nationally and our policy has not changed in 20 years of operation.Earthlink supports 177-200 clients annually in vocational participation, workforce development and paid employment opportunities. Helping to maintain clients personal wellbeing and at the same time strengthening and supporting family/Whanau unity and the wider community.

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

Other (please state)

(Provides Support, Counseling, Employment, Training)

People with disabilities

Education / training / research, Environment / conservation, Social services, Employment

People with disabilities

Family / whanau, Migrants / refugees

Entity Structure

Developing a vocational and social enterprise model has enabled Earthlink to work towards financial independence and enter into contracts and partnerships with the private and commercial sector, thus supporting Government, community funding and sponsorships that are invaluable to our organisation Earthlink since 2002 has effectively resourced and ethically disposed of approximately 7000 tonne of end of life product contributing in a small way to the environmental sustainability of our planet.

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 2010 under Section 43 of the Charities Act 2005. The first annual return is due by 31 December 2011.

Due Date Date Submitted Total Income Total Expenditure Financial Statements Annual Return Summary
31/12/2022 24/11/2022 $1,308,852 $1,317,466
31/12/2021 15/12/2021 $1,191,369 $1,262,422
31/12/2020 2/10/2020 $1,291,879 $1,113,613
31/12/2019 9/10/2019 $1,318,138 $1,230,919
31/03/2019 31/07/2019 $1,244,202 $1,312,674
31/12/2017 12/02/2018 $1,189,973 $1,200,630
31/12/2016 13/03/2017 Restricted Restricted Restricted Restricted
31/12/2015 7/08/2016 $1,074,592 $1,069,519
31/12/2014 15/06/2016 $1,105,149 $1,053,219
31/12/2013 23/01/2014 $1,022,000 $989,459

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
Desmond Darby Executive Board Member 25/11/2022
Geoffrey Quaye Executive Board member 27/01/2021
Bruce McPhail Chairperson 26/09/2019
Graham Clarke Executive Board Member 20/03/2019
Natascha Anderson Finance and Administration Manager 29/08/2016
Chris Ellis Chief Executive Officer 1/10/2012
Julie Englebretsen Executive Board Member 22/04/2010

Past Officers

Officer Name Position Past Since
Riaz Dean Vice Chair 7/10/2022
Shawn Manders Executive Board Member 7/10/2022
Gordon Hewitt Executive Board member 10/05/2022
Natascha Lynn Anderson Board member 30/11/2020
Natascha Lynn Wright Executive Board Member 24/09/2020
Philip Caulfield Executive Board Member 26/09/2019
Bruce McPail Chairperson 25/09/2019
Rayna Deadman Executive Board Member 28/02/2019
Neville Bates Executive Board Member 27/09/2018
Shirley Nyla Cressey Chief Executive Officer 18/02/2018

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)
15/02/2021 NOC016
3/06/2020 NOC014
9/04/2019 NOC011
8/04/2019 NOC010
23/04/2018 NOC009
23/04/2018 NOC008
29/09/2016 NOC004
23/01/2014 NOC003
19/06/2013 NOC001
13/04/2012 AR002

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