Award: Highly Commended
Category: Charities

ONCE AGAIN HATO HONE ST JOHN HAS BEEN NAMED one of the nation’s most trusted charities, thank you New Zealand.

We don’t take this for granted, and after almost 140 years serving our communities, we know trust is something earned and not given.

We couldn’t do it without you though, your donations, volunteering and advocacy drives the life-changing services we provide across the motu, every day. We’re honoured to touch the lives of thousands of New Zealanders every year, and help build a future where everyone receives the care they need and deserve.

With your support, we are able to reach 90% of our population, serving 97% of locations across the motu, 365 days a year. It also drives community health services like our Waka Ora Health Shuttles that take people to their health appointments and provide them with the assistance they need.

Thanks for trusting us to be there, and here’s to the next 139 years!


In 2023:

51,009 people and their families were reassured that help is the push of a button away with a medical alarm.

79,037 Waka Ora Health Shuttle trips provided transportation to medical appointments.

674,347 111 calls were answered across three Ambulance Communications Centres (excluding Wellington Free Ambulance).

121,900 Tamariki learnt how to stay safe and what to do in an emergency.


"Their dedication to the community – trusted, always there and always caring for everyone."


"They do such an amazing job in the community."

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