July 2015 - June 2016

"Even though it’s over and even when I wasn’t there I still had the support, and everyone was and is still there for me.  I expected it just to be during course hours but it was so much more than that and that meant a lot to know that I was actually cared about."
     Mana Wahine Adventure Therapy Programme Participant











Highlights from Our Year


nights of residential care to 145 people with a physical or neurological disability.


vulnerable young parents supported through 33 young parent education groups.


young people received counselling and 201 young people received social work support.


social housing project implemented providing accommodation and wrap-around support services to clients across five tenancies.


rehabilitation and therapy hours delivered at the Granada Centre for neuro-rehabilitation.


hours of early childhood education at Little Owls Preschool.

Contract Awarded

to Community, Youth and Child Services for the three-year Department of Corrections Mauri Toa Rangatahi youth offender programme.

Coordinated Catholic Ministries Hui

bringing together 15 health and social service providers in the Diocese of Christchurch.

Three-year certification

with the Ministry of Health for Health and Ability Services nationally.

Purchase of 36-room St John of God Karori

property as part of our service provision strategy for the Wellington Region.

Renewed funding

arrangements with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Education as well as District Health Boards.

Welcome from the Chief Executive

Tēnā koutou katoa. The key goals of our organisation drive us to deliver more services to more people in need, to become a centre of excellence in the Health and Ability and Social Services sectors, to become a more self-reliant and sustainable organisation and to have a national voice with influence in policy and decision making.

I am pleased to report that St John of God Hauora Trust has made considerable progress towards realising these goals in the 2016 financial year. Highlights for the year, and particular cause for celebration from my perspective, have been:

  • Our ongoing drive to better meet the needs of some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable people;
  • Excellent audit results across the entire organisation;
  • Achievement of our overall budget target;
  • Completion of a significant policies and resources project;
  • Significant expansions of our marketing activities and resulting digital presence;
  • Service expansion at Community, Youth and Child Services (HOPE Project, Department of Corrections and Ministry of Social Development programmes) consistent with our Mission;
  • Dramatic reductions in excess leave balances;
  • Strategically important developments such as Pampuri House, St John of God Karori seismic strengthening and refurbishment, a Wellington Community Home, and the Information Communications and Technology Project have all moved forward satisfactorily; and
  • We contributed to two very effective and collaborative Collective Employment Agreement negotiations.

There are numerous challenges to address in the 2017 financial year, but I embrace them with enthusiasm; confident that our organisation has in place the necessary people, processes and resources.

Our organisational performance is only made possible by individuals performing well collectively and I thank all of our caregivers for their efforts. I am also extremely grateful to our funders for their ongoing contributions to enable us to address identified need in communities throughout New Zealand.

Finally, I would also like to express my gratitude to the many clients and residents who trust us to provide them with high quality services that help them to thrive and grow. 

This year we launch our first digital Annual Report, and we welcome feedback on this project as we continue to help highlight the work that our Mission and shared Values inspire us to deliver.  

Nga mihi na,

From Our Board Chair

This year our collective Mission has seen St John of God Hauora Trust do more to inspire hope and growth in people. Young mothers, marginalised youth, and people living with challenging disabilities are all living fuller and more enriching lives because of the smart and dedicated work our caregivers bring to bear each day.

A highlight of the year for me was the purchase of St John of God Karori and the blessing of this home for our residents by HE Cardinal John A Dew DD. Owning our own property is a significant advancement in the record of our organisation, evidence of successful strategy and quality leadership that over a number of years is now bearing fruit.

This year our developments also rest upon an outstanding level of quality across the organisation. Outstanding audit results, ongoing service delivery improvements and procedural outcomes like those achieved by Little Owls, are all evidence of this quality of management.

I would like to acknowledge and thank the commitment of retiring Board members Pauline Barnett and Moana-O-Hinerangi for their service and the calibre of oversight they brought to our Governance. We also welcome Tim Burns to the Board this year who brings extensive governance and senior management experience in the health services, social services and the wider community voluntary sector.

Thanks to Steve Berry, his management team and all the caregivers who work for St John of God Hauora Trust. The results of their work in this last Financial Year stand on record, and I look forward to our further drive to do more for people throughout New Zealand.

I am proud to maintain this important appointment for an organisation that does so much good in our communities.

Bevan Killick
Board Chair, St John of God Hauora Trust

Blessing of St John of God Karori: HE Mr Isauro Torres Chilean Ambassador, Mrs María Isabel Molina Ossa, His Eminence Cardinal John A Dew DD Archbishop of Wellington, Bevan Killick

Our People

More than 250 people come together every day at St John of God Hauora Trust in the service of improving life and enhancing opportunity for the people who access our services. Each one of our caregivers in the course of that work, give living testament to the five values that bring us together for a common purpose: manaakitanga (hospitality), aroha (compassion), whakaute (respect), tika (justice) and hiranga (excellence).

Total number of caregivers
Community, Youth and Child Services caregivers
Health and Ability Services caregivers

Year in Review

St John of God Hauora Trust provides supportive and person-centred care to people living with a disability as well as vulnerable children, young people and families through our Health and Ability Services and Community, Youth and Child Services divisions.

Community, Youth and Child Services

Sarah Hillier, Southern Regional Manager
This year we have celebrated many successes, like Ministry of Social Development accreditation for our Young Parents Development Service, Adventure Therapy Service, Youth at Risk Support and Earthquak...

Health and Ability Services Southern

Virginia Spoors, Southern Regional Manager
Our commitment to helping our residents fulfill their aspirations and live well has given rise to many positive developments across our service. We have managed full occupancy across the last year, an...

Health and Ability Services Northern

Debbie Brinsdon, Northern Regional Manager
Demand for our quality service continues to build in our residential and respite care. This year we consistently operated at full occupancy, maintaining a waiting list for care.

National Manager Mission Review

Joanne Hope, National Manager Mission
Our Mission is alive in the everyday interactions of our caregivers with our clients and residents; we reflect on it in our meetings; we tease out its practice in our formation sessions and affirm it ...

St John of God Health Care

Annual Report 2015/16
St John of God Health Care is a leading provider of high quality health care services that include hospitals, home nursing, disability and outreach services throughout Australia, New Zealand and the A...

Financial Overview

Summary Financial Statements for the Year Ended 30 June 2016

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income20162015
  $'000 $'000
Revenue from exchange transactions    
Health and Ability Services revenue and service fees 10,809 10,282
Grants and subsidies 2,311 2,323
Donation from St John of God Health Care Inc 1,483 0
Other operating revenue 347 221
  14,950 12,826
Revenue from non-exchange transactions (donations) 105 158
Total revenue 15,055 12,985
Remuneration of personnel and contractors 9,837 9,243
Other operating costs 2,201 2,803
Administration and support costs 1,066 918
Total expenses 13,105 12,964
EBITDA 1,952 21
Net Interest 47 -97
Depreciation 331 230
Operating surplus / (deficit) 1,574  -112


Consolidated Statement of Financial Position20162015
  $'000 $'000
Current assets    
Cash, cash equivalents and bank deposits 1,693 2,552
Other 739 768
Total current assets 2,432 3,320
Non-current assets 5,254 1,180
Total assets 7,686 4,500
Current liabilities 2,052 2,400
Non-current liabilities 1,961 0
Total assets 4,013 2,400
Trust equity    
Retained surpluses
3,673 2,100
Total equity attributable to the trust 3,673 2,100




Summary Statement of Movements in Equity20162015
  $'000 $'000
Equity at beginning of year 2,100 2,212
Operating surplus / (deficit) for the year 1,574 -112
Equity at end of year 3,673 2,100



Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows20162015
  $'000 $'000
Net Cash Inflows from operating activities 1,233 664
Net Cash Outflows from investing activities -4,407 -545
Net Cashflow (used in) /from financing activities 2,315 2
Net increase / (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents -859 121
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the year 2,552 2,431
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year 1,693 2,552


Notes to the Summary Financial Statement

 Read the Audited Financial Statements

Unqualified Audit Opinion Regarding Summary Financial Statements 

Total Assets

The St John of God Karori acquistion in 2015/16 for $3.81 Million significantly increased the value of Total Assets.  


Equity value has increased in 2015/16 due to the donation from St John of God Health Care Inc for the St John of God Karori purchase. The Equity percentage of Total Assets is constant at just below 50%.

Snapshots of Our Care this Year

Our Trustees

Bevan Killick (Chair)
Kathryn Dalziel (Deputy Chair)
Marion Cowden
MBA (Distinction), BSc, BCom, FCA
Sarah Mather
Tim Burns
Tracey Burton

Our Leadership Team

Steve Berry
Chief Executive Officer, St John of God Hauora Trust
Virginia Spoors
Southern Regional Manager, Health and Ability Services
Sarah Hillier
Regional Manager, Community, Youth and Child Services
Debbie Brinsdon
Northern Regional Manager, Health and Ability Services
Joanne Hope
National Manager, Mission
Mal Kendrew
National Manager, Corporate Services
Warren Murphy
National Manager, Finance and Procurement
Seáneen McKenzie
National Manager, Human Resources
George Anderson
National Manager, Fundraising and Marketing

Thank you to our supporters and funders

 In this year we have been fortunate to work with a wide range of organisations and people who have helped us to do more for people in need of support. Helping young people to see their strengths and grow as individuals and community members. Helping young parents to establish and foster important parental attachment that sets a positive course for that child’s life. Helping provide enabling care that supports a person living with significant disability to live an enriching and fulfilling life. We honour the commitment of all those people who have taken the step to give their time, support, advice and financial assistance that help keep us driving forwards in this endeavour.

tēnā koutou

The Rātā Foundation
Funding awarded by the Rātā Foundation helped support programmes delivered as part of our Young Parents Development
The Vodafone Foundation
Funding from the Vodafone Foundation helped support the HOPE Social Housing project at St John of God Waipuna.
Red Cross
Funding from Red Cross helped support the HOPE Social Housing project at St John of God Waipuna, supporting the developm...
Eleos Home Trust
The Eleos Home Trust supported St John of God Karori caregiver Alan Crawford to complete Careerforce Community Facilitat...
JR McKenzie Trust
A three year funding programme awarded from the JR McKenzie Trust supports the delivery of our HOPE Social Housing Progr...
Rehabilitation Welfare Trust
The Rehabilitation Welfare Trust supported the delivery of disability modified Tai Chi at St John of God Karori and St J...
Christchurch City Council
Christchurch City Council's Strengthening Communities Fund supports the delivery of services at St John of God Waipuna h...
Tindall Foundation
The Tindall Foundation provides support for our Young Parents Development Service helping young parents to grow.
Maurice Carter Trust
Maurice Carter Charitable Trust supports the delivery of programmes at St John of God Waipuna supporting vulnerable
Infinity Foundation
Support from the Infinity Foundation helped our residents living with disability to engage in the sport of Boccia at St ...
St John Op Shop Wellington
Support from the St John Op Shop in Wellington has helped deliver rehabilitation and therapy services at St John of God ...
Farina Thompson Trust
Support from the Farina Thompson Charitable Trust has helped deliver services to vulnerable young people and parents at ...
Harcourts Foundation
Suppport from the Harcourts Foundation helped increase the technology literacy of our tamariki at Little Owls Preschool ...
Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui
Thanks to a Grant from Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui our caregivers received additional workforce development training.
Lion Foundation
Support from the Lion Foundation secured funding for a Defibrillator for residents at St John of God Karori.
2016 Charity Auction Donors
Support from more than 32 donating organisations and individuals and over 80 guests helped raise nearly $18,000
We also give thanks to other key funders and donors to our service:
The Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Education
The Ministry of Social Development
The Department of Corrections
Canterbury District Health Board
Capital and Coast District Health Board
Caritas New Zealand
Lindsay and Marilyn Welch at Mike Pero Cashmere
Twigger Estate
Department of Internal Affairs
Deta Consulting
Arrow International
The Catholic Women's League
William Toomey Charitable Trust
St John of God Karori Movie Night Donors
Bell, Lamb and Trotter
Hon Peter Gresham ONZM
The Knit World Christchurch Team
Janet Mason
Amanda Cross
Cathy, Hew & Danny Norris
B Hille
I Clifford
MJ O'Neill 
The Family of S Abbott
Turner Family Estate
Deborah Moore Estate


And we would also like to acknowledge the partnerships that help us collectively meet need in our communities:
The Ara Institute, Aviva, Archbishop of Wellington Cardinal John A Dew DD and The Archdiocese of Wellington, The Diocese of Christchurch, Burwood Hospital Spinal Unit and Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service, Plunket NZ, Capital Mobility, Capital Support, the Department of Corrections, Enable New Zealand, the Halswell MenzShed, the Hospitaller Order of the Brothers of St John of God, Karori Anglican Church, Karori West Normal School, LifeLinks, Life Unlimited, The Nathaniel Centre, NZ Nurses Organisation, National Union of Public Employees, OCP, Odyssey House, Sisters of Mercy, Taylor Shaw Barristers and Solicitors, the University of Canterbury, The University of Otago, VFL Finance, Whitireia NZ. 


The Year Ahead

Pampuri House Transitional Facility

Health and Ability Services
Full commisioning of the new six-bed transitional living unit, Pampuri House, at St John of God Halswell.

Wellington Community Living Facility

Health and Ability Services
Continued search for a suitable community living facility for people with a disability in the Wellington Region.

Site Development Programme at Halswell

Health and Ability Services
Plan feasibility study for site development programme at St John of God Halswell with a view to increase supported independent living capacity.

North Canterbury Young Parent Services

Community, Youth and Child Services
Evaluate feasibility of additional Community, Youth and Child Services in the North Canterbury region to support young people in more communities.

St John of God Halswell Ceiling Hoists

Health and Ability Services
Complete the installation of six ceiling hoists in rooms at St John of God Halswell and evaluate results.

Year 13 Careerforce Pathway Programme

Health and Ability Services
Negotiate a partnership with Careerforce to provide a brain injury support program at St John of God Halswell and career development pathways for Year 13 students.

Karori Seismic Strengthening

Health and Ability Services
Complete planning for the St John of God Karori seismic strengthening and refurbishment project.

Roster to Pay Programme

Organisation wide
Implement the new Roster to Pay system.

Terminal Server Migration

Organisation wide
Complete the terminal server migration project.

Efficiency Upgrades at Halswell

Health and Ability Services
Continue to deliver milestones in the Halswell Weather Tightness Remedial Programme, Domestic Hot Water System Upgrade, and Emergency Generator Switch Gear Upgrade returning electricity to the grid.

Clinical Innovation at Halswell

Health and Ability Services
Complete the St John of God Halswell Nurse Call System Upgrade and pilot and evaluate a Client Care Software Management System for potential organisation-wide use.

St John of God Waipuna Painting

Community, Youth and Child Services
Complete St John of God Waipuna painting programme.

Website Development Programme

Organisation Wide
Deliver a new website with the support of St John of God Health Care

ACC Accredited Employers

Organisation Wide
Evaluate suitability of joining the ACC Accredited Employers programme.
St John of God Halswell
26 Nash Road, Halswell, Christchurch
St John of God Waipuna
349 Woodham Road, Avonside, Christchurch
St John of God Karori
11 Messines Rd, Karori, Wellington
St John of God Selwyn
23 Masefield Drive, Rolleston, Christchurch
St John of God Addington
36 Parade Court, Addington, Christchurch
St John of God Hauora Trust
189 Peterborough St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch