Destiny Church charity lavishes out on six figure luxury cars – independent researcher gobsmacked…

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Church charity paid for $100k Audi.

Destiny Church bought five cars – including a luxury Audi – through one of its charities that is more than a year overdue in filing an annual return.

Financing statements filed with the Companies Office show Te Hahi o Nga Matamua Holdings Ltd bought a new Audi Q7 valued at $100,000, to be used by church leaders Brian and Hannah Tamaki, on a lease purchase arrangement.

The charity, which last filed an annual return in 2012, also bought four Toyota Aurion Sportivo SX6 3.5s valued at $27,990 each.

According to the Charities Register, the charity’s main purpose is for community development, religious activities and fundraising.

The Tamakis posed for pictures in front of the Audi, which has a personalised number plate PROT0N, and posted them to social media.

The purchase of the Audi was signed off by Tania Pene, the Tamakis’ closest advisor.

Independent charity researcher Michael Gousmett was gobsmacked a charity had bought a six-figure vehicle.

“That’s not what charity is about. These organisations are here to provide public benefit, and if you’ve got members of this organisation running around in super-expensive vehicles, you’ve got to ask the question to what extent are they providing public benefit rather than looking after their own self interests?”

He said it had become common for a charity to also be listed as a limited liability company.

“I wonder how much this is being taken advantage of in the charity sector.”

In June, Hannah Tamaki took out a personal loan against an E350 CDI Mercedes Benz – which retails for $99,000 new, and held on to the PROT0N number plate.

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