Running Mercy Ships New Zealand

Mercy Ships New Zealand (MSNZ) is a registered charity in New Zealand which exists to support the work of Mercy Ships International. Linked through an Association Agreement, Mercy Ships New Zealand is involved in fund raising for various projects carried out by Mercy Ships International including recruiting crew for the Mercy Ships vessel,  and promoting the work of Mercy Ships.

Last year Mercy Ships New Zealand raised over $500,000,  and 30 Kiwi crew volunteered.


Mercy Ships New Zealand Auckland-based and governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees,  which meet four times a year. The principal roles of the board with regard to the overall Mercy Ships mission are to provide policy leadership and to oversee the operations of MSNZ.

The current members are:

  • Board Chair: Commander Larry Robbins, OBE, JP, RNZN (Rtd)
  • Dr Andrew Clark, MBChB
  • Daniel Jenkins
  • Janine Stewart
  • Chris Gibson
Charities Commission

Mercy Ships New Zealand (MSNZ) is a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005 (#CC26854). Our charity registration details can be viewed on the NZ Charities Register here



Mercy Ships NZ is part of a global network of 17 offices which work together to provide healthcare for Africa's poor from our hospital ship. We share the mission to promote the work of Mercy Ships through fundraising, volunteer recruitment and the procurement of materials and services, .

Each of the national offices is autonomous and collaborates through the Mercy Ships Global Association to support our ship field work

Annual Reports

View the most recent Mercy Ships International Annual Report for the 2016 calendar year here


What’s been done since the start

Since 1978
Since 1978