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St Vincent de Paul Society in New Zealand tackles poverty in all its forms through the provision of practical assistance to those in need.

We have a long and proud history of helping people in need in New Zealand. In the 150 years since the Society has been in New Zealand it has given practical assistance to thousands of people.

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.

If you are needing assistance in some way please visit our shops page and find a shop local to you. They will be able to help direct you to support services in your area.

Vincentian Foundation for the Elderly

Since being established, the Foundation has provided funding for many senior orientated projects. The current focus is on providing grants to help fund hearing aids for seniors on low incomes throughout New Zealand. Find out how you can help or apply for a grant.

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Latest News

Spiritual Reflection - June 2023

Steadfast as the rock that scorns the lashing tides.Read more

Latest Issue of ‘Ozanam Network’ Digital Magazine

The Issue nº 01/2023 of ‘Ozanam Network’ digital magazine, translated and edited by Council General International’s Communications Department, is now available.  One of the highlighted newsRead more

News from the Council General International

Dear brothers and sisters (ITVPs) Peace of Christ The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) and the Religious of St. Vincent de Paul (RSV), as well as the entire Vincentian Family and the HolyRead more

Spiritual Reflection - May 2023

Aroha mai, aroha atu Love received demands love returnedRead more

Spiritual Reflection - April 2023

Ko te maumahara kore ki ngā whakapapa o ōu mātua tīpuna, e rite ana ki te pūkaka awa kāore ōna hikuawa, ki te rākau rānei kāore ōna pakiaka. To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brookRead more

Spiritual Reflection - March 2023

TUWHITIA TE HOPO! Banish your fears! Feel the fear and do it anyway! A popular hymn these days ‘BE NOT AFRAID’ is inspired by texts in the 1st Testament of the bible and incorporates theRead more

Circular Letter to SVDP Members - 31 January 2023

The President General speaks of the importance of succession at the Council General and gives some advice to the Vincentians Today, January 31th, 2023, another Circular Letter written by brotherRead more

Spiritual Reflection - February 2023

Ko tangata  takahi manuhiri, ko te marae puehu: Insult the visitor and you contaminate the marae. This magnificent whakatauakī (saying) reveals an understanding that something connects us with eachRead more

Spiritual Reflection - January 2023

I grew up in south Taranaki with the mountain staring at me as I stood at our backdoor. My memory has me seeing myself positioned right in the middle of this beauty pondering Phantom’s Peak, theRead more

Spiritual Reflection - December 2022

A great meditation for me is to ponder the characters in the Nativity story: Joseph, Mary, the Three Wise Men and observe what comes to mind. When I do this, two words keeps surfacing: generous andRead more

Spiritual Reflection - November 2022

You have already been told what is right And what God wants of you. Only this, to live justly, To love faithfully And to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8) Christianity is a religRead more

Spiritual Reflection - October 2022

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, Read 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 $350 per week. More details are available on application.

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