The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem can trace its rich history back to the late 11th century and the downfall of the Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Crusades … today its membership is open to all Christian men and women … it is recognised as an international NGO (non-government organisation) and is actively involved in works largely associated with medical care, primarily through the operation of medical facilities such as hospitals and clinics … it is actively involved in a broad array of charitable activities … the New Zealand presence is but one of 48 jurisdictions.
Patron: His Excellency The Rt. Hon. Lt. Gen. Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM QSO Governor General
Grand Prior: H.E. The Chevalier Professor Brett Delahunt ONZM KStJ GCLJ GCMLJ GCrLJ GMLJ FRSNZ