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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 >>

Online Gambling In Aotearoa – Just A Click Away?

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6:14 am | The Salvation Army New Zealand

The expansion of online gambling is only a click away, and this is not good news for many in our communities. The Salvation Army released a short advocacy paper today titled Online gambling in Aotearoa: Just a click away? The Salvation Army is strongly ... 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 >>

Salvation Army Courses Offer Hope For Whānau

Friday, 22 January 2021, 10:07 am | Salvation Army

Two Tauranga Salvation Army courses aimed at building resilience and improving their relationships kick off next month. The Positive Lifestyle Programme and Building Awesome Whānau both begin next month at The Salvation Army on the corner of Cameron ... More >>

ASB And The Salvation Army Bring Christmas To 5,000 Families

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 8:55 am | Salvation Army

ASB has teamed up with The Salvation Army to provide 5,000 hampers for those in need across the country this Christmas. Each parcel contains enough food to help families share in a meal with their loved ones at Christmas, bringing a little joy ... More >>

Sallies Say Perfect Storm In Housing Provision In New Zealand

Monday, 7 December 2020, 6:35 am | The Salvation Army New Zealand

THE PERFECT HOUSING STORM In a post-election briefing recently provided to the Minister of Housing the Hon Megan Woods The Salvation Army has likened New Zealand’s housing situation to the perfect storm. ‘ We have several coincident forces which have ... More >>

Reforms Needed To Support Community Self-sufficiency In An Uncertain Future

Friday, 27 November 2020, 8:12 am | Salvation Army

The resilience and community spirit that came to the fore during the Covid-19 lockdowns must be backed up by strong Government support and reform, The Salvation Army says. The sixth, and final Covid-19 Social Impact Dashboard tracks key social progress ... More >>

Salvation Army Braces For Demand As CIRP Benefits Run Out

Monday, 16 November 2020, 3:41 pm | Salvation Army

Thousands more people may be without income and looking for work as Christmas approaches. Many of the 27,000 people who ceased receiving the 12-week Covid-19 Income Relief Payments (CIRP) may not have gone into paid work. The application period for CIRP ... More >>

Salvation Army Braces For Demand As CIRP Benefits Run Out

Monday, 16 November 2020, 8:42 am | Salvation Army

Thousands more people may be without income and looking for work as Christmas approaches. Most of the 27,000 people who ceased receiving the 12-week Covid-19 Income Relief Payments (CIRP) did not go into paid work. The application period for CIRP ended ... More >>

The Salvation Army Opens The Door To Hope This Christmas

Monday, 2 November 2020, 8:56 am | Salvation Army

What are you hoping for this Christmas? The closeness of your family coming together, good food and festive cheer? Maybe you are hoping to receive a special present. Or perhaps you just hope you can find a way to care for your young kids over the school ... More >>

The Salvation Army Expresses Serious Concern Over Referendum Result

Friday, 30 October 2020, 2:33 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is extremely concerned that assisted dying will become legal in New Zealand when the End Of Life Choice Act is adopted in a year’s time. We believe many New Zealanders are unaware of the lack of safeguards contained within ... More >>

The Salvation Army Calls For The Decriminalisation Of Cannabis In Light Of The No Vote

Friday, 30 October 2020, 2:09 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is pleased with the referendum result rejecting the legalisation of cannabis. There was a groundswell of support for reforming cannabis law towards a more health-based approach by many who voted ‘yes’ and ‘no’ in this referendum, ... More >>