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Salute To Salvation Army's Spotlight On Tax

Friday, 25 August 2023, 3:02 pm | Salvation Army

A spotlight on inequality and a bold challenge to improve Aotearoa's tax system is a welcome call to action from The Salvation Army, says the Better taxes for a Better Future campaign. The Salvation Army today released the first of its ‘Pressing ... More >>

Salvation Army Report Lays Bare Disparities And Continuing Challenges For The Vulnerable

Wednesday, 16 February 2022, 6:48 am | Salvation Army

The continuing Covid-19 pandemic has had an ongoing impact on the lives of the most vulnerable in New Zealand, many whānau are struggling with the rising costs of food, rent and house prices, along with the effects of increased family violence and victimisation, ... More >>

The Salvation Army Launches 2021 Christmas Appeal

Monday, 8 November 2021, 12:53 pm | Salvation Army

In 2021, we are calling on New Zealanders to help The Salvation Army rekindle hope for all Kiwis at Christmastime. Here at The Salvation Army, we mobilise the generosity of New Zealanders to provide hope to vulnerable people at Christmas. Our services ... More >>

Pokie Machine Harm Hits Hardest In Our Poorest Towns

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 4:34 pm | Salvation Army

Recently released figures show that one of New Zealand’s poorest towns spends the most per person on pokie machines. This shows how exploitative parts of the gambling industry are in this country, The Salvation Army says. “The Salvation Army deplores ... More >>

Government Urged To Connect The Dots To Help Families Facing Food Hardship

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 6:16 am | Salvation Army

In the second Covid-19 Lockdown Briefing, The Salvation Army is calling for urgent work to connect the Ka Ora, Ka Ako food in schools programmes to foodbanks in Auckland to ensure ongoing food security for those facing hardship during Alert Level 4. The ... More >>

Salvation Army Urges Rent Freeze Reinstatement As Lockdown Struggles Worsen For Those Most In Need

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 6:26 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is calling on the Government to impose a freeze on rent increases as a practical way to ease the pain of lockdown. The proposal is one of several in The Salvation Army’s new Covid-19 Lockdown Briefing released today that looks at ... More >>

The Salvation Army Oasis Promotes ‘Weaving Your Way To Wellbeing’ This Gambling Harm Awareness Week, 30 August – 5 Sept

Monday, 30 August 2021, 5:31 am | Salvation Army

With the theme ‘Weaving your way to wellbeing’, The Salvation Army Oasis is focusing on helping people weave wellbeing and strength into their lives through healthy activities this Gambling Harm Awareness Week. The theme is based on the whakataukī ... More >>

Baking for Better Campaign unlock secret recipes for charity

Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 3:59 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is teaming up with Edmonds and Chelsea to help those most in need. Baking for Better started on Seven Sharp on Tuesday night with one of Hilary Barry’s favourite recipes. In total, Hilary will share eight of her secret recipes, ... More >>

Salvation Army Report Reveals Housing Crisis Impacts On Small Town New Zealand

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 6:04 am | Salvation Army

The scarcity of mental health facilities, huge increases in house prices and a lack of infrastructure spending are taking the shine off living in small town New Zealand. The Salvation Army’s fourth State of Our Communities Report focuses on Invercargill ... More >>

The Salvation Army Supports Proposed Conversion Practices Prohibition Bill

Friday, 30 July 2021, 10:56 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is supporting the proposed Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill, which will outlaw this unethical practice. The Salvation Army continues to oppose vilification of, or discrimination against, anyone on the grounds of sexuality ... More >>

Salvation Army Calls For Support As Winter Hits Hard For Vulnerable People

Monday, 5 July 2021, 5:58 am | Salvation Army

For most of us, winter is a time to hunker down in the warmth and comfort of our homes. But for many New Zealanders even those ‘lucky enough’ to have accommodation, winter can exacerbate existing problems, like financial insecurity, unhealthy homes, ... More >>

Many Still Struggling Financially Post-Covid-19

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 6:28 am | Salvation Army

Many New Zealanders are still struggling with financial hardship 15 months after Covid-19 changed all of our lives. Today, The Salvation Army released its latest advocacy report The Struggle is Real: A snapshot of financial hardship post-Covid-19. ... More >>

New Salvation Army Houses Create Communities Of Hope

Monday, 31 May 2021, 9:06 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is setting a high bar for social housing. We are not only building desperately needed homes for those with a serious and severe need for housing, but we are supporting whānau to live fulfilling lives within an inclusive community, ... More >>

Street Collection Generosity Powers The Salvation Army’s Work

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 6:19 pm | Salvation Army

New Zealand has answered The Salvation Army’s call to assist our mission to care for people, transform lives and reform society by God’s power, by donating more this year than in our last street collection, held in 2019. “We are extremely grateful ... More >>

Wellbeing Budget Not A Game Changer

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 4:53 pm | Salvation Army

“That and better will do”. So said Salvation Army founder William Booth. The Salvation Army in New Zealand welcomes the $20 lift in benefit levels taking effect from July 1, and the additional increases from April next year, announced in Budget ... More >>

Shaking The Bucket And Shaking Up Society

Sunday, 9 May 2021, 3:24 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army offers a hand up, not a handout. During our Red Shield Street Appeal from Monday, May 1 to Sunday, May 16, we are encouraging New Zealanders to dig deep to help us achieve this mission. Each and every donation helps change lives ... More >>

What A Difference A Year Makes…Red Shield Appeal Launched Today

Monday, 12 April 2021, 5:59 am | Salvation Army

This time last year The Salvation Army was meeting unprecedented demand from people in need of food. The nearly five-week restrictive Level 4 lockdown resulted in job loss, reduced income, and fear for the future. We innovated: When we couldn’t see ... More >>

Resene Customers Donate More Than 275,000 Cans Of Food To The Salvation Army

Monday, 8 March 2021, 7:54 am | Salvation Army

Resene customers have tipped the total number of cans of food delivered during the Hunger for Colour Appeal to a staggering 275,000 cans. Held every February for the last seven years, the Resene Hunger for Colour Appeal sees cans swapped instore for ... More >>

Salvation Army Report Points To Serious, Embedded And Ongoing Hardship

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 6:59 am | Salvation Army

Covid-19 cast a large shadow over our whenua. Inequality, already entrenched in Aotearoa, was magnified and exacerbated by the impact of Covid-19. The Fourteenth annual State of the Nation 2021 report from The Salvation Army, “Disturbed Present. ... More >>

Paint Pots Helping Feed The Hungry

Friday, 5 February 2021, 11:26 am | Salvation Army

New Zealanders all over the country will be colouring their world and brightening thousands of lives again this February. For the sixth year running the Resene Hunger for Colour fundraiser will be offering crafty Kiwis a chance to get their colour ... More >>





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