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2023 Charity Reporting Awards

Wild Bamboo Proudly Sponsors the 2023 New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards Event; Celebrating Excellence in Charitable Reporting

*Auckland, August 10, 2023* — Last night, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) hosted the 2023 New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards spotlighting the remarkable impact of charitable organizations and their commitment to transparent and effective reporting.  
Wild Bamboo, proudly sponsored the 2023 New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards event, held to celebrate excellence in charity reporting. "Every day, we witness the incredible work carried out by organizations in the charity, NGO, and social sectors, and we understand the transformative power of accurate reporting on their efforts," said Nick Kemp, CEO at Wild Bamboo. "These awards provide a vital platform to acknowledge and encourage the exceptional work done by these organisations while promoting transparency, accountability, and the spirit of community." 

Behind Wild Bamboo's commitment to fostering impactful reporting lies their dedicated data services team, Tūtohi. The team of “data whisperers” work closely with organizations to illuminate the impact they make. Tūtohi empowers organisations to extract meaningful insights from spreadsheets, transforming raw data into compelling narratives that resonate, helping them vividly showcase the difference they bring to people's lives. 

The New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards, organized by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), serve as a catalyst for continuous improvement within the sector by recognizing charities that have embraced reporting standards and demonstrated innovation in their communication with stakeholders. 

In the wake of the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the introduction of the "Pandemic Response Award" for 2023 stands as a testament to the extraordinary efforts of numerous charities that rose to the occasion, supporting their communities through these unprecedented times. 

The winners of the New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards were announced, reflecting a diverse range of impactful work across different categories: 

Tier 1 & 2 Category: 

Winner:The Fred Hollows Foundation
The Fred Hollows Foundation's strategy to reduce avoidable blindness and vision impairment in the Pacific was highlighted for its training of local healthcare professionals, fostering sustainable eye care services in the region.   

Highly Commended: Karori Sanctuary Trust/Zealandia 
Zealandia's commitment to restoring and preserving New Zealand's unique wildlife within a protected sanctuary earned recognition, with rare species thriving within a predator-free environment. 

 Tier 3 Category:

Winner:Parent Aid North West 
Parent Aid North West's at-home support services for parents navigating the challenges of childbirth and early parenting were commended for their valuable impact. 

 Highly Commended: Grandparents Raising GrandchildrenTM Trust NZ (GRG) 
The GRG Trust's mission to empower grandparents raising their grandchildren received praise for its contribution to nurturing safe and secure homes. 

 Tier 4 Category:

Winner: Empowered Learning Trust 
Empowered Learning Trust's innovative school-based screening project to identify and support young people with learning difficulties garnered attention for its dedication to fostering positive outcomes. 

 Highly Commended: Sugarfoot Stomp
Sugarfoot Stomp's fostering of a vibrant dance and music community through swing dancing earned admiration for its creation of inclusive and joyful spaces. 

 Sustainability Category:

Winner: Sustainable Business Network 
The Sustainable Business Network's commitment to driving sustainable practices in business and society was highlighted for its role in inspiring positive systemic change. 

 Highly Commended: Sustainable Coastlines 
Sustainable Coastlines' nationwide efforts to combat plastic pollution through community engagement and education earned recognition for its dedication to preserving New Zealand's pristine coastlines. 

 Pandemic Response Category:

Winner: Good Bitches Baking
Good Bitches Baking's heartwarming initiative of bringing moments of joy to individuals facing challenging circumstances through delicious treats was lauded for its kindness and empathy. 


The New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards stand as a testament to the dedication and innovation within the charitable sector. This celebration of excellence in reporting underscores the importance of effective communication, accountability, and community engagement in making a lasting difference across Aotearoa. 

 About Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ):

CA ANZ is a professional body that represents over 120,000 members in Australia, New Zealand, and overseas. Committed to driving excellence and innovation in the accounting profession, CA ANZ organizes the New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards to recognize and encourage best practices within the charitable sector. 




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