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Mayor to speak at AGM

Wednesday, 24 November 2010, 3:45 pm | Downtown Community Ministries

“We are looking forward to Mayor Wade-Brown speaking. We are really encouraged by her willingness to be involved with our community and her support shows that she considers the work that we do at DCM valuable,” says Stephanie McIntyre, Director ... More >>

Traditional Thanksgiving Kai

Wednesday, 17 November 2010, 12:59 pm | Downtown Community Ministries

The annual Thanksgiving Lunch, hosted by Downtown Community Ministry (DCM), the American Embassy and the Wellington Chefs Association, will be held next week on Wednesday 24 November. DCM’s service users will enjoy a gourmet lunch, complete ... More >>

Supporting Hidden Talents

Wednesday, 20 October 2010, 3:11 pm | Downtown Community Ministries

Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) works at the tough end of things. Faced with those in need, we often forget to report on the positive outcomes of our work. More >>

Volunteer Success!

Wednesday, 25 August 2010, 4:47 pm | Downtown Community Ministries

Downtown Community Ministry’s (DCM) Bookfair volunteers have been honoured at the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards, winning in the Arts and Culture category. More >>

Bookfair Bargains Just Days Away!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010, 1:12 pm | Downtown Community Ministries

This weekend is Wellington’s biggest annual Bookfair with over 60,000 books, 2,000 cds and hundreds of dvds, videos, vinyl records and magazines on sale.  All start at the bargain price of $2! More >>

Make Submissions!

Saturday, 14 August 2010, 7:41 pm | Downtown Community Ministries

Two important Government initiated reports were released this week by the Housing Shareholders’ Advisory Group and the Welfare Working Group respectively. Both reports invite public response by Friday 17 September. More >>

Aiming for Gambling Harm Reduction

Thursday, 29 July 2010, 4:44 pm | Downtown Community Ministries

The Gambling Harm Reduction Bill, sponsored by MP Te Ururoa Flavell of the Maori Party has recently been submitted for ballot, because according to him, “gambling has had a devastating impact on low income communities”. More >>

Alternative Welfare Paths

Thursday, 8 July 2010, 12:07 pm | Downtown Community Ministries

The Alternative Welfare Working Group (AWWG) had their first meeting today. More >>

Volunteer Football Fever

Wednesday, 23 June 2010, 1:22 pm | Downtown Community Ministries

This week, not only are we celebrating the All Whites’ achievements at the football World Cup, but it is also Volunteer Awareness Week. New Zealand has a lesser-known football team fundraising to go to a different World Cup and this team is supported ... More >>

Mapping Wellington Services

Friday, 11 June 2010, 2:32 pm | Downtown Community Ministries

 Last week, Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) and the Soup Kitchen hosted The Crypt, Courtenay’s, Sillwaters, The Clubhouse, The Hope Centre drop-in centre, and Wellington City Mission drop-in centre for afternoon tea at the Soup Kitchen dining room. More >>

Next Step in Banning Liquor

Friday, 21 May 2010, 11:42 am | Downtown Community Ministries

The Wellington City Council is hearing oral submissions this week on the proposed changes to the Liquor Control bylaw, which would see the ban area extended to include Newtown and other public city areas. More >>

Winter Food Day Warmth

Wednesday, 12 May 2010, 4:59 pm | Downtown Community Ministries

Food Day Appeal is on Saturday 15 May, and is a great way to show your support for people in need by making a donation to Downtown Community Ministry’s (DCM’s) foodbank. More >>

Record Numbers Strip Foodbank Bare

Thursday, 25 March 2010, 10:17 am | Downtown Community Ministries

Food supplies at Downtown Community Ministry’s Foodbank are struggling to cope with the record number of people seeking assistance. More >>

A Simple Barbeque

Wednesday, 23 December 2009, 1:46 pm | Downtown Community Ministries

With the strong value we place on including those who are otherwise excluded, it’s no surprise DCM is a ‘community ministry’. Looking back over the past year there are many examples of community being shaped and formed by our inclusive approach. More >>

Is your employer set up for Payroll Giving?

Thursday, 17 December 2009, 2:51 pm | Downtown Community Ministries

Is your employer set up for Payroll Giving? 17 December 2009 Starting in January you’ll be able to make donations to Downtown Community Ministry straight from your pay packet. More >>

One can (of fish) makes a difference!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009, 2:38 pm | Downtown Community Ministries

This Saturday, if you’re out and about doing your grocery shopping, look out for Downtown Community Ministry volunteers collecting for the Foodbank. Supplies are needed for Christmas food hampers and to fill the shelves for the busy period throughout ... More >>

Talking Turkey - Offering Our Best at Thanksgiving

Thursday, 19 November 2009, 2:56 pm | Downtown Community Ministries

19 November 2009 Downtown Community Ministry service users will enjoy a gourmet meal celebrating American Thanksgiving next Wednesday. More >>

Football Fever at the Waterfront

Wednesday, 11 November 2009, 5:33 pm | Downtown Community Ministries

A Festival of Football is planned this Saturday at Wellington's Queen's Wharf. It includes the Street Football National Championship and NZ Freestyle Champs and culminates in the New Zealand All Whites World Cup qualifier against Bahrain at the Westpac ... More >>

Malcolm Gladwell on solving homelessness

Thursday, 5 November 2009, 1:54 pm | Downtown Community Ministries

5 November 2009 The radical ideas on solving homelessness popularised by Malcolm Gladwell are back in his new book What the dog saw and other adventures. More >>

Recognising a Great Worker

Thursday, 22 October 2009, 12:19 pm | Downtown Community Ministries

Downtown Community Ministry stalwart and passionate supporter Patricia Booth was recognised yesterday with a Pride of Workmanship award from the South Wellington Rotary. More >>