The Salvation Army New Zealand - Latest News [Page 2]

Bookings Available At Free Glenfield Eye Clinic On Wednesday

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 11:19 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army and OneSight have teamed up to fund eye tests and prescription glasses in Glenfield, Auckland tomorrow. On Wednesday, 4 March , the team will open a clinic from 8.30am to 3.30pm for people who would otherwise be unable to afford ... 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 >>

Paint Pots Helping Feed the Hungry

Sunday, 2 February 2020, 11:53 am | Salvation Army

New Zealanders all over the country will be colouring their world and brightening thousands of lives again this February. More >>

NZ Salvation Army staff respond to Australian bush fires

Tuesday, 7 January 2020, 2:26 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army in New Zealand has sent an emergency response team to support evacuees and firefighters battling the Australian bush fires. A team of eight Salvation Army staff left New Zealand on the weekend bound for Perth. From there, they were ... More >>

Salvation Army spreads Christmas joy to Hamilton families

Friday, 13 December 2019, 8:14 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army in Hamilton has opened its Christmas loft in support of those struggling to meet the demands of the festive season. More >>

Salvation Army rallies to support Samoans

Monday, 9 December 2019, 8:58 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has launched an appeal to assist those affected by the measles epidemic in Samoa. More >>

Significant and Enduring Inequality Needs Urgent Action

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 8:42 am | Salvation Army

New Zealand is making some progress towards fairness and equality but urgent Government action is needed to counter significant and enduring unfairness that remains. That is a key message of the discussion paper Progress Towards Equality released today ... More >>

Salvation Army proposes raft of criminal justice initiatives

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 9:48 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit today released a broad range of proposals which it says will address systemic problems in the criminal justice system. More >>

Salvation Army home for more than 1,800 Kiwis at Christmas

Monday, 18 November 2019, 9:28 am | Salvation Army

As Aotearoa plans for festive season celebrations, The Salvation Army is preparing to make its house a home to hundreds of men, women and children who have nowhere else to stay. More >>

The Salvation Army opens new Auckland social housing complex

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 9:39 am | Salvation Army

Fifty nine people are moving off the Social Housing Register and into a brand new home, with the opening of a new Salvation Army housing complex in Royal Oak, Auckland. More >>

Criminal justice programmes must address roots of offending

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 8:54 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit today released the second in a series of Briefing Notes calling for a new vision in criminal justice programmes. More >>

Pacific families feeling the brunt of the housing crisis

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 10:39 am | Salvation Army

“Pasifika are over-represented in homelessness figures, emergency housing and rental accommodation, and massively under-represented in home ownership,” Ronji Tanielu from The Salvation Army says. More >>

Demand for Essentials as Strong as Ever on World Food Day

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 8:54 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army foodbank in Waitakere ran out of food last week; an indication of the strain many New Zealand whanau are under as they struggle to afford the cost of living. Wednesday, October 16 is World Food Day, and as demand for services offered ... More >>

Urgent action needed around debt collection and repossession

Monday, 14 October 2019, 8:18 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is calling for urgent and practical action around our debt collection and repossession laws. Too many consumers are facing unnecessary harm and harassment through debt collection, repossession and court order practices in our nation. More >>

World Sight Day sees People struggling to afford glasses

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 11:00 am | Salvation Army

On World Sight Day (Thursday, October 10) many New Zealanders are unable to afford a basic tool to see clearly – glasses. More >>

The Salvation Army and OneSight join for vision

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 3:44 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army and OneSight are again teaming up to fund eye tests and prescription glasses for Salvation Army clients around New Zealand. More >>

Mayor and Minister to address Salvation Army conference

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 8:40 am | Salvation Army

Wellington mayor, Justin Lester, will join Community Sector minister, Poto Williams, at a Salvation Army social justice conference on 1 to 2 October. More >>

Lifting Lowest Incomes is Vital to Increase Wellbeing

Monday, 23 September 2019, 8:57 am | Salvation Army

Today the we have another chance to do the right thing to really lift incomes for thousands of people in this country who are missing out, says The Salvation Army Te Ope Whakaora. More >>

Lending reforms don’t protect most vulnerable

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 1:57 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army welcomes today’s announcement of a cap on interest rates. However, we still maintain it doesn’t go far enough to protect already vulnerable people: 0.8 per cent interest per day can equate to an annual interest rate of 290 per cent ... More >>