8 Nov 2022

Father support charity investigated for "gross mismanagement"

From Morning Report, 8:45 am on 8 November 2022

A charity that supports fathers has been investigated for "gross mismanagement".

The Kidz Need Dadz Wellington charity had dished out approximately $40,000 in cheap loans to a company owned by former trustee and failed to disclose the arrangement.

The Charities Service started investigating after receiving a complaint.

In a warning letter to the trust investigator Blair Wootton says the related party loan consitutes serious wrongdoing.

The money has now been repaid and the Wellington Trust has until October next year to complete a series of other remedies.

Kidz Need Dadz Wellington Chairperson Stuart Miller spoke to Māni Dunlop.