The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the official humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. As part of the global ADRA network which reaches into over 100 countries, we are motivated by our faith, to enable people and communities in New Zealand, our neighbours in the South Pacific, Asia and further afield as able, to improve their health and livelihoods and to assist people to prepare for and recover from disasters around the world.
ADRA New Zealand is fully accredited with the New Zealand Foreign Affairs and Trade and Council for International Development.
We are fuelled by our purpose to “Serve all humanity so they may live as God intended” and committed to upholding our Christian ethos and ADRA values in all we do.
Our Values –We conduct our work by being:
Connected – working collaboratively for the best outcome for those living in poverty or distress.
Courageous – persevering through challenging situations.
Compassionate – empathizing with the communities we work with and with each other.