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Time To Disrupt Food Insecurity In Aotearoa

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 6:26 am | The Salvation Army New Zealand

The Salvation Army is calling for bolder and more innovative action to disrupt the food insecurity problems growing in Aotearoa. In our latest advocacy paper – Food for Thought: Disrupting Food Insecurity in Aotearoa – The Salvation Army proposes ... 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 >>

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 >>

The Salvation Army Warns Of Growing Pressure On Welfare Services As Covid-19 Measures End

Friday, 31 July 2020, 5:35 am | The Salvation Army New Zealand

The Salvation Army Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit (SPPU) is warning that more will need to be done to respond to the social impacts of Covid-19. The fifth Covid-19 Social Impact Dashboard released today by the SPPU shows that Salvation Army centres ... More >>

Crisis Continues As Kiwis Face Tough Winter

Monday, 6 July 2020, 7:29 am | The Salvation Army New Zealand

New Zealand may now be out of lockdown, but many Kiwis are not out of crisis. As a growing number of New Zealanders struggle with a post-Covid-19 world of job loss and financial stress, The Salvation Army Te Ope Whakaora is the Army that brings ... More >>

Multi-billion Dollar Housing And Job Investment Welcomed

Friday, 15 May 2020, 6:54 am | The Salvation Army New Zealand

The Salvation Army supports the intent for this Budget to enhance wellbeing and rebuilding. We acknowledge significant investment in some areas. However, for the 120,000 people who come through our doors each year, there are shortfalls that still ... More >>

Salvation Army Concerned Over Lack Of Cultural And Spiritual Consideration In Covid-19 Response Bill

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 7:11 am | The Salvation Army New Zealand

The Salvation Army is concerned that cultural and spiritual wellbeing are not being considered alongside physical wellbeing, in the Health Response Bill before Parliament. “This Bill worries us deeply. There is no allowance or trust for religious gatherings, More >>

Emerging Covid19 Underclass Requires Urgent And Radical Government Action

Friday, 24 April 2020, 6:27 am | The Salvation Army New Zealand

People losing their income, housing and jobs, as a result of COVID-19 will be the new face of social need in New Zealand, says the latest Salvation Army monitoring report. Vulnerable groups already emerging at Salvation Army social services throughout ... More >>

Salvation Army Services Still Operating

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 5:53 pm | The Salvation Army New Zealand

The Salvation Army is continuing to distribute food parcels to those most in need. As in past emergencies, The Salvation Army continue to support New Zealanders who are struggling. All Salvation Army buildings will close to the public from close ... More >>

The Salvation Army Mobilises For Covid-19 Response

Friday, 20 March 2020, 2:28 pm | The Salvation Army New Zealand

The Salvation Army is working within Government guidelines to continue supporting the most vulnerable New Zealanders through the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Salvation Army has been part of the fabric of many New Zealanders’ lives for ... More >>

Government’s Racing Bill Will Cause More Gambling Harm In Our Country

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 9:11 am | The Salvation Army New Zealand

The Salvation Army is strongly opposed to the Government’s new Racing Bill. Today, Salvation Army staff will make our oral submission to the Bill. “Harm from gambling is already at unacceptable levels in this country and increasing availability and ... More >>

More Government Action Needed To Lift Children Out Of Poverty

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 9:07 am | The Salvation Army New Zealand

Child poverty figures released today by Statistics New Zealand show further urgent Government action is needed to lift more children and whānau out of poverty, says The Salvation Army, which is calling for a change in core welfare benefits to be ... More >>

One in two go without heating due to cost, survey finds

Monday, 23 July 2018, 8:45 am | The Salvation Army New Zealand

Frontline Salvation Army staff are alarmed by recent survey1 results showing life for New Zealanders this winter is even tougher than they’d feared. More >>

Bail Laws Not Sustainable

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 9:38 am | The Salvation Army New Zealand

The Salvation Army says bail laws are not sustainable and is backing calls to have them reviewed. More >>

Pokies causing growing harm

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 8:39 am | The Salvation Army New Zealand

New Zealanders who use pokies are being harmed through the targeting of vulnerable communities and machines deliberately designed to entice harmful gambling behaviour, The Salvation Army says. More >>

Meth moral panic continues under proposed tenancy changes

Monday, 19 February 2018, 4:16 pm | The Salvation Army New Zealand

Proposals to allow landlords to evict tenants with just seven days notice for methamphetamine contamination are an extension of the meth moral panic, The Salvation Army says. More >>

Salvation Army Prepares for Increased Need

Monday, 20 November 2017, 9:33 am | The Salvation Army New Zealand

The number of people needing welfare support from The Salvation Army is on the rise, prompting a plea to the New Zealand public to help break poverty this Christmas. More >>

Schools & Kindegartens Get Creative Collecting Cans for Good

Monday, 30 October 2017, 9:32 am | The Salvation Army New Zealand

As of today more than 200 schools from around the country will take part in Wattie’s Cans for Good - national can collection to help struggling families with food support. More >>