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Charity Details

ARA Heritage Buses Incorporated
ARA Heritage Buses Inc.

Registration details

March 31

Address for service

PO Box 1238
Shortland Street
Auckland Central

Charity's other details

Organisation with a focus on the following communities:


Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

To establish a public display consisting of former Auckland Regional Authority (ARA) buses, restored, preserved for posterity and the people of Auckland City, present, former and future. At a later stage, we will enter talks, or discussions with the appropriate organizations to promote the idea of forming a bus museum, covering a wide variety of urban buses and tour coaches that have served through-out New Zealand. The emphasis initially will be on vehicles pre-1990.

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Other (please state)

(Eventually to provide a public attraction, display consisting of static buses and and functioning heritage buses to the public. Establish a bus museum. )

Arts / culture / heritage

Education / training / research

General public

Entity Structure

We currently have an Auckland based governance board consisting of four committee members, President, Deputy Chair, Secretary & Treasurer and Historian of Collections.

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.

For Year Ended Due Date Date Submitted Total Income Total Expenditure Financial Statements Annual Return Summary
31/03/2024 30/09/2024 - - - To be filed To be filed
31/03/2023 31/12/2023 12/01/2024 $8,310 $7,266 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
31/03/2022 31/12/2022 31/12/2022 $1,896 $0 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
31/03/2021 31/12/2021 22/12/2021 $550 $0 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
John Charles Major Champness Deputy Chair 25/04/2020
Paul Gourley Historian of Collections 18/02/2020
James Peter Puletaha Secretary & Treasurer 20/01/2020
Lyle Drysdale President 20/01/2020

Charity Updates

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16/06/2021 NOC003
11/03/2021 NOC001

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