Over 150 years of generosity, service and compassion in New Zealand.

Young people are not only the future, they are part of its present. They are dedicated young people who work for social justice and want to make a difference in the world.

There are 135 Conferences in every region of New Zealand. Members assist those in need. No work of Charity is foreign to the Society.

St Vincent de Paul Centres and Shops aid the most vulnerable in the community. Members and volunteers assist to alleviate suffering and promote human dignity and personal integrity in all their dimensions.


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Latest News

Circular Letter 2020

Paris, 31st January 2020.  A letter from the 16th President General - Member Renata Lima de Oliveria. Please click the button below to download the letter in PDF format.Read more

Vinnies Bushfire Appeal 2020

Devastating bush fires are currently burning throughout Australia, you can help today by donating to Vinnies Australia to help families rebuild their lives after this terrible disaster. Please visitRead more

National Appeal - Christchurch Muslim Community

The Society of St Vincent de Paul in New Zealand is initiating an appeal to assist those suffering violence against Muslims at Christchurch Mosques Friday 15 March 2019. The funds raised will beRead more

Bishop Owen Dolan celebrates his 90th birthday

Bishop Owen Dolan recently celebrated his 90th birthday at a gathering in Palmerston North with fellow Bishops, priests, diocesan staff, parishioners and friends. Bishop Peter Cullinane paid tribute Read more

Aquinas College Juniors give back to the SPCA volunteers

The junior young vinnies meet every Tuesday lunchtime at Aquinas College ages range from 12-14 yrs.New faces are joining every week and group has swelled to 18 members. The First project this group gRead more

St Josephs Waihi entertaining Hetherington House

St Josephs in Waihi is a small primary school and the young vinnies is held as part of their class time with 26 students eagerly taking part. The group decided that they wanted to put on an afternoonRead more

Young Vinnies Western Bay of Plenty Newsletter

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St Josephs Matamata - Labelling tins for the food bank

St Josephs is our smallest primary school where the youth coordinator has the privilege to work with 8 young vinnies in Matamata on Wednesday afternoon during class time. This group wanted to giveRead more

Nelson - St. Joseph Vinnies

One thing that the young people who belong to Vinnies are great at showing is compassion. Sometimes this is borne out of their own personal struggles which develop within them empathy for others.Read more

Nelson - St. Paul’s Vinnies

The St. Paul’s Vinnies got underway early in preparation for Christmas again this year through assisting the Richmond St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper Appeal. The Christmas hampers are putRead more

Nelson - St. Peter Chanel Vinnies

Friendship has definitely been the key theme for the St. Peter Chanel Vinnies for 2018 as they have worked on reaching out to others in their school community and beyond. In Term One they had theRead more

Kaiapoi Young Vinnies

Below is a photo of Young Vinnies group consisting of 10 Yr 7 and 8 students from St. Patrick's School, Kaiapoi. They are very keen and willing to help out in the local community. With money raised fRead more

Picton Holiday Home

The St Joseph Conference in Picton have a holiday home that is made available to be used by families in need. The cost is $50 per night or $150 per week. More details are available on application.

For bookings please phone Maria McConway
027 353 6756  or  (03) 573 7111