About Oxfam

Oxfam New Zealand is part of a global movement of dedicated people working hard to fight poverty and injustice.

We've been working with communities for more than 70 years, and have learnt that simply giving handouts is not the answer. Instead, we provide people with the skills, knowledge and resources to help them create their own solutions to poverty.

Our work

Contributing to long-term development

We work with families and communities to equip them with the tools and resources to achieve their basic human rights. We fund long-term projects around the world and work in a range of areas, from water and sanitation to education and livelihoods, to bring about positive change in people's lives.


Campaigning for change

Poverty isn’t just about lack of resources. We urge governments and companies to change rules and practices that keep people in poverty, and we support communities to call for justice and take action.


Responding to emergencies

When communities are struck by disaster, they need help fast. Whether it’s an outbreak of disease, a natural disaster or a time of conflict, we respond swiftly to emergencies – providing life-saving aid, support and protection.

Right now, we're responding to these emergencies. Once the immediate danger has passed, we work to help rebuild lives and reduce the risk of future disasters.


Oxfam Trailwalker now raises around $1 million each year in New Zealand. Each and every donation made to our Oxfam Trailwalker teams makes a significant difference to the lives of others.

Find out more about the difference your team and the people who support you make

Your questions answered

Key dates

  • Oxfam Trailwalker 2019: 23-24 March
  • Whakatāne Awards tbc
  • Auckland Awards tbc
  • Wellington Awards tbc 

*dates subject to change