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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 >>

The Salvation Army Does Not Support The End Of Life Choice Act

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 11:03 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army recognises that there are diverse opinions in New Zealand about euthanasia and assisted dying. As a Christian movement, the Army holds a view on the value of life that leads to a conclusion that the natural process of dying requires ... More >>

Tenants Move Into Westgate Salvation Army Housing Development

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 11:33 am | Salvation Army

Twenty-two whānau have moved into The Salvation Army’s newest housing development, in Westgate, Auckland. Te Manaaki Tāngata is the second of three Salvation Army housing builds funded in part by Community Finance loans in the form of bonds, and ... More >>

The Salvation Army Does Not Support The Legalisation Of Cannabis

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 7:02 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is calling for drug reform but does not support the legalisation of cannabis as proposed in the referendum. ‘It is extremely unfortunate that the referendum process has been designed in a way that provides little option between ... More >>

Free Energy Efficient Lightbulbs For Kaitaia

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 7:44 am | Salvation Army

Around 10,000 energy-efficient lightbulbs are being given away to Kaitaia residents in a Salvation Army–Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA) trial. In mid-August every one of the 2,000 households in urban Kaitaia will receive a letter with a voucher ... 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 >>

Scholarship Programme Provides A Helping Hand For Trainee Farmers

Saturday, 18 July 2020, 8:27 am | Salvation Army

The long-term relationship between Telford and Jeff Farm has seen hundreds of young people realise their first steps in a farming career. The long-term relationship between Telford and Jeff Farm has been mutually beneficial, firstly, in helping hundreds ... 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 >>

A Call To Eliminate Racism

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 4:39 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is acutely concerned with the degree of racism that was perpetrated in the death of George Floyd in the United States of America. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of those involved, as well as to the countless other ... More >>

Sallies Say Drop In Numbers Needing Assistance Through Covid-19 May Be The Calm Before The Storm

Friday, 22 May 2020, 6:37 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is seeing numbers of people requiring food and other emergency assistance level off around New Zealand, in the wake of the lifting of lockdown restrictions. “And last week’s Budget has helpfully set vulnerable Kiwi on a recovery journey,” ... 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 >>

Multi-billion Dollar Housing And Job Investment Welcomed

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 7:13 pm | Salvation Army

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 >>

The Salvation Army Services To Swing Back Into Action Under Level 2

Monday, 11 May 2020, 8:03 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army will be resuming most of its pre-lockdown welfare services, as Level 2 comes into force on Thursday. Under prior lockdown levels, council civil defence teams worked with our staff and volunteers throughout the country to coordinate ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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