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Budget a Step in Recognising Some Kiwis Are Missing Out

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:13 pm | Salvation Army

“The Government appears to be listening to the growing voice of social need” is The Salvation Army assessment of the Government’s 2017 Budget. More >>

Salvation Army: Budget For Social Change Needed

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 10:06 am | Salvation Army

The 2017 Budget to be released on Thursday must reduce the level of social need in New Zealand says The Salvation Army. More >>

Housing security essential for healthy communities

Friday, 19 May 2017, 9:37 am | Salvation Army

Representative church leaders have met with the Prime Minister and Government ministers to ask for more action in the areas of immigration, housing and social investment. Their views are influenced by the experience of their church congregations and church ... More >>

Salvation Army sets out to end poverty

Monday, 24 April 2017, 10:07 am | Salvation Army

New Zealand has a reputation as a beautiful and prosperous country that’s a great place to live and raise children. But for thousands of families living in poverty, the reality is very different, says Salvation Army head of social services Major ... More >>

Salvation Army Welcomes Housing Foundation Research

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 2:00 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army commends the Housing Foundation for its research released today, which it says is critical to the dialogue necessary to drive action to address New Zealand’s housing crisis. More >>

Salvation Army calls for extra help

Monday, 27 March 2017, 1:57 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is offering people the chance to enlist for an hour or more to support its fight to help vulnerable New Zealanders. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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