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Legislation will save lives for people with severe addiction

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 9:57 am | Salvation Army

Legislation streamlining the process for people who need it to receive compulsory treatment for severe addiction was passed in Parliament tonight. The Substance Addiction Act (2017) will replace the Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Act (1966) and treatment ... More >>

State of the Nation Report: NZ Social Policies Off Track

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 9:36 am | Salvation Army

New Zealand’s efforts to provide adequate housing, reduce child poverty and stop re-offending have gone off track says The Salvation Army. Government needs to urgently address these failures by developing effective policy approaches and action to address ... More >>

Patron Gregory Fortuin Recruit Wing 302 Graduation Address

Friday, 3 February 2017, 2:57 pm | Salvation Army

National Director of The Salvation Army Education and Employment and former Race Relations Conciliator and Patron of Royal NZ Police College Recruit Wing 302 delivered a passionate address at the graduation ceremony yesterday. More >>

Inequality has Kiwi families living in garages

Monday, 16 January 2017, 1:32 pm | Salvation Army

Inequality is damaging New Zealand society, leaving families without access to affordable safe housing and with an inability to provide basic food and utilities, The Salvation Army says. More >>

Schools collect over 67,000 cans to help people in need

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 10:09 am | Salvation Army

Over 67,000 cans have been collected in the inaugural Wattie’s Cans for Good campaign which took place in November. More than 200 schools from around the country took part collecting cans to help The Salvation Army stock up its foodbanks to assist ... More >>

Kiwi Kids Deserve Better

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 8:46 am | Salvation Army

Today’s release of the Child Poverty Monitor highlights yet again the importance of the Government setting targets and creating an action plan to abolish child poverty says The Salvation Army Social Policy Director Lieut. Colonel Ian Hutson. More >>

Beyond the prison gate report

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 9:30 am | Salvation Army

A new Salvation Army report says changes must be made to how prisoners re-enter society for New Zealanders to feel safe and secure in their homes and communities. More >>

Increased assistance to house the homeless welcomed

Monday, 7 November 2016, 5:22 pm | Salvation Army

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett’s announcement of $300 million to support people in severe housing need is very welcome, says Lieut. Colonel Ian Hutson, Director of The Salvation Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit. More >>

Salvation Army steps up housing and addictions help

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 9:38 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is celebrating new steps in helping homeless New Zealanders and families battling addiction in Wellington. More >>

Government failure to meet re-offending targets disappoints

Monday, 24 October 2016, 9:55 pm | Salvation Army

The Government’s hoped for 25% reduction in re-offending rates has more or less slipped from its grasp according to the Department of Corrections’ 2015/16 Annual Report released on Friday. 12 month recidivism rates climbed for the second year ... More >>

Don’t Let New Zealand Youth Fail, says Salvation Army

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 9:59 am | Salvation Army

No young person must be allowed to leave school to nothing—no job, no further training, no hope. The Salvation Army is issuing this challenge to the New Zealand community in a report titled ‘What Next?’, focused on the employment needs of 15- to 24-year-olds. More >>

Let’s agree all NZ must be adequately housed

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 4:24 pm | Salvation Army

After studying the recently released Cross-Party inquiry on Homelessness the Salvation Army is calling for the Government to engage in a collective response with other Parliamentary parties to ensure all New Zealanders are adequately housed. More >>

14 Hours Homeless Ready for Street Sleepout on Friday

Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 12:25 pm | Salvation Army

Bankers and business staff will be among those sleeping rough this weekend to help homeless people in Auckland stay warm and get help. More >>

Salvation Army Adds Voice For Response to Child Poverty

Monday, 3 October 2016, 3:34 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army strongly supports the call from Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft for cross-party agreement on efforts to reduce child poverty. More >>

Wellingtonians Challenged to Spend a Night on the Streets

Friday, 9 September 2016, 12:16 pm | Salvation Army

Well-known hotelier Olivier Lacoua and restaurateur Steve Logan are challenging other Wellington restaurant and hotel owners to join them and their staff sleeping on the streets in central Wellington for 14 Hours Homeless. More >>

Flexible fund to help homeless welcomed

Friday, 29 July 2016, 12:25 pm | Salvation Army

Social Housing Minister the Hon. Paula Bennett’s announcement of $9 million in a flexible fund to support people in severe housing need is very welcome says Lieut-Colonel Ian Hutson, Director of The Salvation Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit. More >>

Sallies Urge Aucklanders to Support Unitary Plan

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 2:30 pm | Salvation Army

Auckland must support the recommendations of the Hearings Panel on the Auckland City Unitary Plan if the poor housing conditions of low-income Aucklanders are going to be eliminated, says Lieut-Colonel Ian Hutson, Director of The Salvation Army’s ... More >>

New push to cope with winter need

Monday, 18 July 2016, 12:37 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is launching its first ever winter appeal as front-line staff prepare for one of their busiest times of the year. More >>

Salvation Army Supports Gang Member’s Work at Prison

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 4:27 pm | Salvation Army

Lt Colonel Ian Hutson, Director of The Salvation Army’s Social Policy Unit today indicated support for Mr Ngapari Nui based on the contribution he is understood to have made at Whanganui Prison. More >>

Dry out and Tune in

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:20 am | Salvation Army

Those taking part in Dry July have a golden opportunity to check in on their drinking habits, while supporting an important cause. More >>

 

 

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