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Charity Summary

Charity Details

Chinmaya Mission - New Zealand

Registration details

March 31

Address for service

63 McKenzie Road
Mangere Bridge

Charity's other details

021 126 8729

Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

Our Vision: The inner transformation of individuals through knowledge of Vendanta, spiritual practices and service to society ,resulting in a happy world around them. Our Mission: To provide to individuals from any background, the wisdom of Vedanta and the practical means for spiritual growth and happiness , enabling them to become positive contributors to society. As a spiritual institution, we aim for inner growth at individual and collective levels. The mission offers a wide array of Vedanta study forums for all ages.

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

Other (please state)

(We provide Spiritual & Cultural education. We also offer Yoga & meditation, and promote art and music.Our activities are catered for all age groups and people from all backgrounds.)

Other (please state)

(Spiritual & Cultural education.)

Other (please state)

(Children, Youth and families)

Entity Structure

Board of Trustees Swami Swaroopananda:Chairman Swamini Amritananda (Susan Spedding/Brni.Bhakti Chaitanya) Kishan Raj-President Ramalingam Ulaganathan Prabha Hariswamy-Treasurer Amrat Ranchod Charul Shah Rahul Chopra Executive Committee: Swamini Amritananda-Resident Teacher & Head of New Zealand operations Anish Aya-Resident teacher Ramalingam Ulaganathan-Community wellbeing manager Charul Shah- Secretary Prabha Hariswamy-Treasurer Rahul Chopra-Marketing manager +some more

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

Due Date Date Submitted Total Income Total Expenditure Financial Statements Annual Return Summary
30/11/2022 29/11/2022 $277,142 $256,149
30/09/2021 23/09/2021 $546,357 $60,331
30/09/2020 8/09/2020 $369,031 $201,410
30/09/2019 29/09/2019 $234,470 $190,088
30/09/2018 26/09/2018 $224,559 $146,518
30/09/2017 31/10/2017 $250,009 $128,005
30/09/2016 30/11/2016 $243,331 $161,689
30/09/2015 18/09/2015 $246,118 $183,989
30/09/2014 10/12/2014 $244,575 $112,028
30/09/2013 27/03/2014 $157,322 $120,146

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
Charul Anup Shah Trustee and secretary to the Board of Trustees 12/08/2021
Rahul Chopra Trustee- Youth president and Marketing manager 12/08/2021
Prabha Hariswamy Trustee 18/04/2010
Susan Spedding Trustee 19/11/2007
Swaroopananda Swami Trustee 19/11/2007
Amrat Ranchhod Trustee 31/08/2007
Kishan Raj Trustee 31/08/2007
Ramalingam Ulaganathan Trustee 31/08/2007

Past Officers

Officer Name Position Past Since
Vinod Kumar Patel Trustee 12/08/2021
Vinayak Nigudkar Trustee 21/01/2021
Subhashini Karan Trustee 8/07/2020
Tejomayananda Swami Trustee 10/04/2017

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)
13/06/2012 NOC004
6/07/2010 NOC003
31/08/2009 AR002
31/08/2009 NOC002

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