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Charity Summary

Charity Details

New Zealand Open Source Society Incorporated
The New Zealand Open Source Society, NZOSS

Registration details

March 31

Address for service

78 Campbell Street

Charity's other details

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Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

Our mission (and our purpose) is to share the freedom of open source software, open standards, and open information for the benefit of New Zealand. We do that through education, community building, and advocacy.

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

Other (please state)

(Our purpose is to share the freedom of open source software, open standards, and open information for the benefit of New Zealand. We do that through education, community building, and advocacy.), Makes grants / loans to individuals, Makes grants to organisations (including schools or other charities), Sponsors / undertakes research, Provides advice / information / advocacy, Provides human resources (e.g. staff / volunteers)

Community development

Education / training / research, Employment, Fund-raising, Promotion of volunteering, Preservation of basic liberties and ability to share

General public

Children / young people, Other charities, Voluntary bodies other than charities, Older people, People with disabilities, Family / whanau, Migrants / refugees

Entity Structure

We are a national Incorporated Society, with a Council, supported by a membership. The Council includes an Executive - a President and Vice President. We, as required, have Regional Coordinators, Regional Committees, Standing Committees, Special Purpose Committees and a National Secretariat.

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.

Due Date Date Submitted Total Income Total Expenditure Financial Statements Annual Return Summary
30/09/2023 - - - To be filed To be filed
30/09/2022 7/11/2022 $1,845 $211
30/09/2021 7/11/2022 $701 $117
30/09/2020 9/11/2020 $429 $69
30/09/2019 8/11/2020 $680 $5,351
30/09/2018 14/11/2018 $2,819 $414
30/09/2017 30/09/2017 $986 $1,464
30/09/2016 31/12/2016 $1,175 $4,097
30/09/2015 25/01/2016 $1,137 $4,593
30/09/2014 25/01/2016 $4,772 $7,370

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
Carl Klitscher Secretary/Treasurer 7/11/2017
Danny William Adair Councillor 18/09/2015
David Lane Councillor 18/09/2015
Steven Ellis Councillor 18/09/2015
Tim McNamara President 18/09/2015

Past Officers

Officer Name Position Past Since
Aimee Whitcroft Council Member 31/03/2019
Rob Elshire Councillor 8/08/2018
Daniel Reurich Treasurer 7/11/2017
Birgit Bachler Councillor 22/10/2016
Brent Wood Education Officer 22/10/2016
Daniel Reurich Committee Member 22/10/2016
David Lane Committee Member 22/10/2016
Jaco Van der Merwe Council member 22/10/2016
Marek Kuziel Councillor 22/10/2016
Matthew Holloway Committee Member 22/10/2016

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)
13/11/2018 NOC013
19/12/2016 NOC010
27/01/2016 NOC009
27/01/2016 NOC008
27/01/2016 NOC007
23/10/2015 NOC006
21/02/2014 NOC005
19/10/2012 AR005
5/05/2012 AR004
26/09/2010 AR003

Charity Documents