The Salvation Army New Zealand - Latest News [Page 3]

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 >>

Budget 2020 Providing A New Social And Economic Order In New Zealand

Friday, 8 May 2020, 6:28 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is looking to next week’s Budget for an economic package that will help shape the social and economic structure of New Zealand in a completely new way. Now is the time for genuinely impactful recovery and rebuilding. Covid19 ... 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 >>

Hamilton Salvation Army Adds Fresh Fruit And Vege To Food Parcels

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 2:08 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is supplying Hamilton families with extra fruit and vegetables, thanks to the generous donation of produce from the Fruit and Vegetables in Schools (FIS) initiative. With schools closed, more than 120,000 New Zealand children are ... More >>

Concerns Mounting Over Queenstown Refugee Crisis: The Salvation Army

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 12:54 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has mounting concerns over what is becoming a refugee crisis in Queenstown. Many migrant workers, who fill a large proportion of hospitality and tourism jobs in the town, have found themselves unable to travel back home, without ... More >>

Addiction Services Helping People Through The Lockdown

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 5:27 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is concerned at the rise in the number of online gambling sites that have appeared since last week’s nationwide lockdown came into force. As the organisation continues to support people struggling with addiction through the lockdown, ... More >>

Online Foodbank Ramps Up For Covid-19 Response

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 1:08 pm | Salvation Army

New Zealanders have stumped up more than $850,000 in response to a call by The Salvation Army for donations to meet the growing demand on its foodbanks – and the amount is climbing daily. is the world’s first online foodbank and for ... More >>

Salvation Army Offering Support For Increasing Number Of People In Need

Friday, 27 March 2020, 5:44 pm | Salvation Army

Salvation Army emergency welfare, addiction and housing support services are continuing to serve the vulnerable, albeit in a modified way, in line with lock-down protocols. Those in need should ring WINZ in the first instance, and ask family and friends ... 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 Works With Government To Provide Services To New Zealanders

Monday, 23 March 2020, 4:32 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is working with the Government to formulate a nationwide response to Covid-19. The Army’s focus continues to be on the health and wellbeing of our staff and the wider New Zealand community. We are working collaboratively with the ... 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 >>

Resene Customers Donate More Than 200,000 Cans Of Food To The Salvation Army

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 9:06 am | Salvation Army

Resene customers have tipped the total number of cans of food delivered during the annual Hunger for Colour Appeal to a staggering 200,000 cans. Held every February for the last six years, the Resene Hunger for Colour Appeal sees cans swapped instore ... More >>

The Salvation Army Expands Driver Mentoring Programme

Monday, 9 March 2020, 9:12 am | Salvation Army

Drivers in Westport, Greymouth, Hokitika, Timaru, Ashburton and Rangiora are receiving free driver mentoring thanks to a boost to The Salvation Army’s Community Driver Mentoring Programme. The Salvation Army South island Regional Driver Hubs in the ... More >>

Refugee Driver Mentoring Service Opens In Christchurch

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 1:07 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is helping former refugees gain independence with its Open Road driver training programme in Christchurch. Open Road helps refugees improve their driving skills and safe driving practices to get to the stage where they can pass ... More >>

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 >>