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Charity Details

Winterstellar Charitable Trust

Registration details

March 31

Address for service

PO Box 1
34 Ashworth Street

Charity's other details

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Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

The Trust purposes are to: 1. To foster a greater general appreciation of the night sky through astrophotography and other arts; 2. To educate and foster a greater general understanding of the night sky through astronomy and other sciences; 3. To promote Maori Mātauranga and narratives, including Matariki, with respect to our understanding of the night sky; and 4. To promote the benefits of the dark skies of Otago and Southland, New Zealand 5. And all matters incidental to the above purposes

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Education / training / research

General public

Entity Structure

We are based in Central Otago, New Zealand and are governed by our trust deed. The deed outlines that we must have between 2 and 12 trustees and provides for voting system among the trustees in order to make decisions.

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 for the year ending 31 March 2022 under Section 43 of the Charities Act 2005.

Due Date Date Submitted Total Income Total Expenditure Financial Statements Annual Return Summary
30/09/2022 - - - - Exempt

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
Andrew Davey Trustee 30/11/2021
Brian John Boyle Trustee 30/11/2021
Paul James Le Comte Trustee 30/11/2021
Victoria Susan Bowman Trustee 30/11/2021

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)
18/01/2022 NOC002
17/01/2022 NOC001

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