Give Kiwis struggling another choice.

For information on our Covid-19 response please click here. 

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.

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Latest News

The SSVP Celebrates the CGI’s 181st Anniversary

Originally published 10/07/2020 by Council General InternationalRead more

The President General takes up suggestions regarding the 2021 Circular Letter

Originally published 09/07/2020 by Council General International Read more

‘Thankyou St Vincent de Paul. Really appreciated the awhi and the aroha.’

On the frontline of need and deprivation, support from St Vincent de Paul can make a huge difference to a family and community.  Here is some feedback from families desperately struggling through tRead more

Huge appreciation for food parcels

Food parcels from St Vincent de Paul have been enthusiastically welcomed by schools and communities in Kaikohe, Northland. Thank you so much for your ongoing support for our vulnerable whanau, says Read more

Volunteer Profile - Jade

St Vincent de Paul’s Op Shop in Kilbirnie has another revealing dimension called Re Sew which happens to be the base for a labyrinth of brilliantly coloured unwanted, discarded fabric and textilesRead more

Volunteer Profile - Philippa Kenealy

Philippa Kenealy had become unemployed and ‘needed to get out of her head’. It’s too easy, she said, to think the worst of yourself when the employment odds are against you.  A Work andRead more

SVDP launches National Recovery Appeal

The St Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Society has launched a National Recovery Appeal to help the increasing numbers of individuals and families struggling from the impact of Covid-19. The Appeal is beingRead more

Covid-19 Level 2 Update

Do everything you can to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at work — we all have a part to play in keeping each other safe.  COVID-19 is still out there. Play it safe.All businesses canRead more

Council General’s Actions against Covid-19 in the Last 60 Days

Two months ago, the world was forced to slow down. Due to the new Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19), mankind has reduced its activities, closed down its trade, and suspended its travels to mitigateRead more

Covid-19 Essential Business April 1st Update

Society of St Vincent de Paul New Zealand filed an application to become a recognised as a Essential Service Provider, we’ve been advised applications take some time to process but in the meantime Read more

Obituary - David Williams RIP

Ssvp-Conseil Général International OBITUARY DAVID WILLIAMS RIP 31 March 2020 We have been informed that David Williams, a great servant of the Society, has died earlier this afternoon, followingRead more

Let's have faith: God will protect and strengthen everyone during this battle.

Article written by the 16th President General, Brother Renato Lima de Oliveira --- In our spiritual journey as Christians, baptized and Vincentians, we have already experienced innumerable tribulatRead 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