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Charity Details

Tread Lightly Charitable Trust

Registration details

December 31

Name change history

Name Effective Date
The Urban Ecoliving Charitable Trust 13/06/2008
Tread Lightly Charitable Trust 14/03/2019

Address for service

75 Margot Street

Charity's other details

0275 249 700

Organisation with a focus on the following communities:


Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

The Tread Lightly Charitable Trust (TLCT) - formerly Urban EcoLiving Charitable Trust - was established in 2007 with the vision to "inspire New Zealanders to live sustainably". The TLCT achieves this vision through two programmes which are offered to primary and intermediate schools across the Auckland region: the Tread Lightly Caravan (TLC) and the Tread Lightly Drain Game. In addition, Tread Lightly offers a number of other initiatives including Whanau "recycle right" workshops offered to students' parents and Litter Blitzes and Stormwater Sleuths Programme. The long term goals of the Tread Lightly programmes are to teach Auckland students and their families of the environmental consequences of their everyday lives and to inspire positive behaviour change to create actual environmental benefits such as reduced waste to landfill, reduced pollution in our creeks and streams and a greater consciousness when making consumer decisions. Tread Lightly also engages with wider community.

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

Other (please state)

(Environmental Education), Provides services (e.g. care / counselling), Provides advice / information / advocacy, Provides buildings / facilities / open space

Environment / conservation

Education / training / research, Environmental education

Children / young people

General public, Family / whanau

Entity Structure


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
31/12/2023 30/06/2024 31/03/2024 $257,216 $296,540 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
31/12/2022 30/06/2023 20/04/2023 $241,918 $242,492 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
31/03/2022 30/09/2022 4/10/2022 $235,468 $250,014 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
31/03/2021 30/09/2021 25/09/2021 $227,139 $194,537 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
31/03/2020 30/09/2020 28/09/2020 $275,543 $277,858 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
31/03/2019 30/09/2019 26/09/2019 $277,404 $227,877 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
31/03/2018 30/09/2018 28/09/2018 $191,017 $179,407 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
31/03/2017 30/09/2017 26/09/2017 $156,052 $130,516 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
31/03/2016 30/09/2016 30/09/2016 $114,560 $143,598 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
31/03/2015 30/09/2015 11/09/2015 $146,768 $145,221 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
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- This annual return will cover 9 months from 1 April 2022 - 31 December 2022.

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
Mitali Purohit Director 7/03/2023
Gael Ogilvie Trustee 15/03/2021
Julian Nixon Trustee 11/12/2007

Past Officers

Officer Name Position Past Since
Alice Andrew Trustee 28/02/2024
Elizabeth Gunn Trustee 12/02/2024
Monica Ganan Trustee 13/12/2021
Anne Barrowclough Trustee 7/12/2020
Chris Walton Trustee 10/08/2020
Gael Ogilvie Trustee 29/07/2019
Christopher Wilkins Trustee - Board Member 21/11/2016
Stephen Ellett Trustee 1/08/2015
Brent Ogilvie Trustee 21/05/2015
Stephen Stokes Trustee 31/03/2009

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)
26/04/2023 NOC030
14/12/2022 NOC027
18/08/2022 NOC024
15/06/2022 NOC023
18/01/2022 NOC022
6/08/2021 NOC020
22/03/2021 NOC019
22/03/2021 NOC018
16/02/2021 NOC017
18/06/2020 NOC015
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