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Together we are on a mission

To change the lives of the world's most vulnerable children.

We go where we are needed most, providing relief in emergency situations, work on long-term community development projects and advocate for local and global political change to assist millions of people worldwide.

What we do

What we do
Community Development: We address not only immediate problems such as inadequate food and water supplies, or poor hygiene and health, but also long-term challenges such as food security, education, and economic stability.

Emergency Relief: Around the globe, pre-positioned supplies and experienced staff are ready to respond to emergencies with food, water, shelter, and safe spaces for children. Our goal, wherever possible, is supporting medium- to long-term recovery and rehabilitation.

Advocacy: Our advocacy work takes many forms and works at different levels to bring about change. Our aim is to encourage everyone to engage in the fight against poverty and injustice both here in New Zealand and overseas.

We work hard to ensure all resources entrusted to us are used effectively to bring maximum impact. World Vision New Zealand is: 

  • registered with the Charities Commission (registration CC25984) 
  • a member of the Council for International Development (CID) and is a signatory to the CID Code of Conduct (
  • externally and independently audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers New Zealand
  • governed by a voluntary board of New Zealand trustees
  • accountable to our international body, World Vision International
  • aligned with international codes of conduct setting standards and benchmarks
  • committed to best-practice accountability to reduce the risk of corruption and fraud
  • regularly peer-reviewed for adherence to governance and management standards

It’s your generosity that enables us to bring positive change to the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children

Although every child’s circumstances are unique, around the globe World Vision employs the same love, the same mind and the same spirit to ensure each child has what they need to live joyful, fulfilled lives.

As a leading global partner, our staff join with supporters, partners, families, and communities around the world in one heart and one mind to ensure all children enjoy life in all its fullness.

With decades of experience, we employ proven, effective development and relief practices to empower communities to become self-sufficient and bring real, lasting change. We are privileged to see lives and communities transformed.

Read World Vision International's Global Impact Report 2017
Read our World Vision New Zealand 2017 Annual Report 
Read our World Vision New Zealand Global Impact Report 2017