The Society of St Vincent de Paul in New Zealand has a special relationship with three of its neighbours in the Pacific — Western Samoa, Tonga and Tokelau, and with Sri Lanka which New Zealand has been twinned with for many years.

In the case of Sri Lanka, Samoa and Tonga, New Zealand conferences are twinned with conferences in those countries, while the relationship with Tokelau sees students assisted towards obtaining higher education in Samoa, funded through an annual appeal in New Zealand.

Regular visits are made by the New Zealand national board member responsible for twinning. Through these visits special projects are identified and equipment and funding sourced in New Zealand.