Currently fifteen Abbeyfield Societies are affiliated to the national body, operating twelve Abbeyfield houses supporting 133 residents.
New Zealand joined Abbeyfield International in 1992 and remains committed to the Abbeyfield ideals first articulated by the founder of Abbeyfield, Richard Carr-Gomm OBE.
Houses have been established in Nelson (1994), Masterton (1996), Whangarei (2001), Motueka (2002), Hamilton (2005), Auckland and Golden Bay (2006), Dunedin and Queenstown (2007) Palmerston North (2008), a second house in Nelson (2010), and Christchurch (2015). Further projects are in development in Leeston, where construction has begun on a 14 studio house. A second Christchurch house is i n the planning stage, and local societies are actively working to establish houses in Greymouth, Blenheim and Kapiti.
Abbeyfield New Zealand is registered as a Community Housing Provider (CHP) with the Community Housing Regulatory Authority. We are proud to be a member of Community Housing Aotearoa.
We are a registered New Zealand charity CC 23346.
Our national patron is Dame Rosie Horton DNZM QSO QSM.