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Charity Details

R. Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust
R. Tucker Thompson

Registration details

May 31

Address for service

PO Box 42
Opua Wharf
Beechy Street

Charity's other details

(09)402 8430
(09)402 8431
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Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

The Trust's mission is Learning for Life through the Sea. Through embracing the values of Kaitiakitanga – GuardianShip, the trust aims to: - Through the provision of voyages for our young people preserve the tradition of tall ship sailing and specifically the R. Tucker Thompson - Allow those who sail in her to learn more about who we are, where we come from and where we are going - Make a positive difference to the lives of those who come on board, whether for a day, a week or longer. Our particular focus is to provide life skills to the young people of the Taitokerau Northland region by using the ship for 7-day youth development voyages. To support the funding of the operation, and to enable subsided programmes to be offered to our young people, we operate commercial tourism sailings for 5 months of the year. The surplus from this activity helps to funds our charitable purpose of changing the lives of our young people.

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

Provides services (e.g. care / counselling)

Provides sail training experiences for personal development aimed at Northland youth

Education / training / research

Sport / recreation

Children / young people

Family / whanau

Entity Structure

Charitable Trust, with board of Trustees as follows: Joachim Borgstrom, Mike Daniel (Chairman), Russell Harris, Bronwyn Hunt, Michael Simm, Suz Te Tai and Tim Yeates Staff comprising Jane Hindle (Executive Trustee 0.5 FTE), Jo Lynch (General Manager 1 FTE) Sophie Camplin (Youth Programmes Mgr 0.5 FTE) Pauline Moretti (Youth Programmes 0.75 FTE) Wayne Karauria FTE (Master) and other sailing crew

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 30 November 2008 under Section 43 of the Charities Act 2005. The first annual return is due by 30 November 2009.

Due Date Date Submitted Total Income Total Expenditure Financial Statements Annual Return Summary
30/11/2021 29/10/2021 $684,878 $711,854
30/11/2020 13/11/2020 $711,694 $700,314
30/11/2019 29/10/2019 $767,388 $719,772
30/11/2018 10/10/2018 $1,365,300 $668,963
30/11/2017 24/10/2017 $659,300 $629,787
30/11/2016 1/11/2016 $662,623 $631,731
30/11/2015 12/10/2015 $658,708 $595,545
30/11/2014 9/10/2014 $646,455 $621,052
30/11/2013 27/09/2013 $576,425 $611,828
30/11/2012 2/10/2012 $596,055 $637,628

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
Suzanne Bertha Te Tai Trustee 25/06/2019
Timothy Hadar Yeates Trustee 9/10/2018
Michael Walter Daniel Chairman 19/06/2009
Bronwyn Frances Hunt Trustee 22/06/2007
Jane Hilary Sarah Hindle Executive Trustee 4/06/2006
Joachin Borgstrom Trustee 4/06/2006
Michael Wallace Simm Trustee 4/06/2006
Russell Dixon Harris Trustee 4/06/2006

Past Officers

Officer Name Position Past Since
Dion Cory Prime Trustee 25/06/2019
John Nelson Duder Trustee 9/10/2018
Kelly Marie Yakas Trustee 9/10/2018
Chloe Phillips-Harris Trustee 18/10/2016
Ian Lindsay Milestone Chairman 20/09/2013
Mariao Te Huranga Charles Hohaia Trustee 15/12/2011
Catherine Ruth Martin Trustee 19/06/2009

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)
10/10/2018 NOC016
10/10/2018 NOC014
8/06/2018 NOC013
24/04/2017 NOC011
20/12/2013 NOC009
27/09/2013 NOC004
6/03/2012 NOC003
16/08/2009 NOC002

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