The Salvation Army New Zealand - Latest News [Page 4]

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 >>

Gambling Harm Awareness Week

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 8:20 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army welcomes the opportunity to submit to the government’s online gambling consultation. More >>

More funding needed for work with the most vulnerable

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 8:18 am | Salvation Army

We help the most vulnerable to meet their basic needs to live with dignity and hope. More >>

5-year milestone reached by ethical lender

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 10:06 am | Salvation Army

August marks five years of the Community Finance initiative. In addition to its well established Financial Mentoring service, The Salvation Army has held more than 5800 financial conversations with Community Finance clients. The loan program helps ... More >>

Holistic, human-centred reform key to 21st century justice

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 9:19 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit today releases a Briefing Note calling for a new vision in criminal justice policy. More >>

Schools and Kindergartens help stock food banks

Monday, 5 August 2019, 2:36 pm | Salvation Army

More than 80 schools from around the country will be helping the Salvation Army restock shelves during this harsh winter period. More >>