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First Residents To Move Into Te Pā Maru

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 2:16 pm | Wellington City Mission

Te Pā Maru is an alcohol harm reduction facility based on Wellington’s Taranaki Street, formerly the Wellington Men’s Night Shelter. Wellington City Mission saw the potential to transform this space into a safe space for people who are alcohol-dependent ... More >>

65% Increase In Food Demand Over Christmas

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 11:02 am | Wellington City Mission

Families are continuing to feel the cost-of-living pinch, reflected in recently released statistics from the Wellington City Mission which show a 65 per cent increase in demand for food, from the weekly average throughout 2023. By late December, the ... More >>

Wellington City Mission Opening New Zealand’s First Residential Alcohol Harm Reduction Facility

Monday, 25 September 2023, 4:17 pm | Wellington City Mission

A unique residential alcohol harm-reduction facility in Wellington will be officially opened this Thursday, 28 September 2023. The site at 304 Taranaki Street (formerly The Wellington Men’s Night Shelter), has undergone a major refurbishment by The ... More >>

Reducing Chaos First Step In Te Pā Maru’s Pursuit Of Dignity, Respect And Care Without Judgement

Thursday, 25 May 2023, 2:21 pm | Wellington City Mission

A new alcohol harm reduction facility will soon open in Wellington - the first of its kind in Aotearoa New Zealand. Taking over the former Wellington Night Shelter premises on Taranaki Street, Wellington City Mission (WCM)-run Te Pā Maru will take ... More >>

Beauty From Ashes: Loafers Lodge Fire Appeal

Friday, 19 May 2023, 3:32 pm | Wellington City Mission

Wellington’s generosity gives those impacted by the Loafers Lodge fire a real lift Donations to the Mayoral Relief Fund established to support those affected by Tuesday’s fatal fire at Loafers Lodge currently sits at $245,000, including $50,000 ... More >>

It’s A Silent Night In Wellington

Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 9:27 am | Wellington City Mission

Wellington City Mission has partnered with Sky Stadium in Wellington to stage a 34,000-strong public fundraising event on Wednesday, December 21… that no one will go to. More >>

Gorilla Burger Sets Up Pop-Up Burger Bar At Wellington City Mission

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 9:30 am | Wellington City Mission

Thanks to the team at Kāpura, Burger Wellington has come to the City Mission. “A whole lot of people in Wellington won’t get an opportunity to participate in Burger Wellington, so for us it’s about doing as much as we can to include everyone.” ... More >>

Wellington City Mission Celebrates Benefit Boost

Friday, 1 April 2022, 3:40 pm | Wellington City Mission

The Wellington City Missioner, Murray Edridge says for many Wellingtonians doing it tough, the arrival of today’s benefit boost will be cause for celebration. “Income inadequacy directly effects people’s ability to make choices for their family, ... More >>

Unlimited Visits To The Zoo For The Wellington City Mission

Wednesday, 9 February 2022, 10:01 am | Wellington City Mission

Wellington Zoo and The Wellington City Mission have signed a partnership agreement that will give people and families the Mission supports free passes to Wellington Zoo. <img src="" ... More >>

Wellington City Mission Prepares For A Christmas Like No Other

Wednesday, 22 December 2021, 2:49 pm | Wellington City Mission

After another challenging year for many, it’s all hands on deck at The Wellington City Mission. Staff, volunteers, and supporters are busy filling and preparing Christmas hampers ready to be delivered on Christmas Eve. “This year, we will deliver over ... More >>

The Wellington City Mission’s Toy Store Gives Dignity Of Choice This Christmas

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 12:15 pm | Wellington City Mission

The Wellington City Mission’s Toy Store opened on Wednesday morning (8 December), giving those doing it tough this Christmas, the dignity of choice. <img src="" width="720" height="413"> Rather than giving families ... More >>

Wellington Chocolate Factory Pop-Up Helps City Mission Support Others This Christmas

Friday, 26 November 2021, 2:57 pm | Wellington City Mission

With Christmas around the corner and the Delta outbreak continuing to put pressure on families, Wellington Chocolate Factory (WCF) is giving back to the community through its new Lambton Quay Pop-Up shop, which features a campaign to support Wellington ... More >>

Government Announces Total Of $15 Million For Wellington City Mission’s Building Project

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 3:31 pm | Wellington City Mission

Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson has today announced a further $5 million of shovel ready funding for The Wellington City Mission’s new building project Whakamaru. Speaking at the groundbreaking event of the new building in Oxford Terrace, Minister ... More >>

Wellington City Mission Keeping Cheer Alive In A Christmas Like No Other

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 1:18 pm | Wellington City Mission

In a year that saw demand for food parcels skyrocket, and an increase in new people and families coming in for support, The Wellington City Mission is rounding off the year by preparing to deliver over 100 hampers across the Wellington region on Christmas ... More >>

The Wellington City Mission And Label Yu Mei Join Forces

Monday, 5 October 2020, 6:31 am | Wellington City Mission

The Wellington City Mission has partnered with unique Wellington enterprise - luxury leather goods label Yu Mei on a fundraising campaign that is the first of its kind for The Mission. For Yu Mei, the campaign intends to inspire a blue-print and new ... More >>

Wellington City Mission Welcomes Budget 2020 Investment To Prevent Homelessness

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 5:21 pm | Wellington City Mission

The Wellington City Mission welcomes the Government’s Budget 2020 investment in responding to and preventing homelessness. Says Murray Edridge, Wellington City Missioner. “The Government’s $150 million to deliver more transitional housing places, and ... More >>

Budget 2020 A Chance To Focus On Food Security And Homelessness

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 4:38 pm | Wellington City Mission

Having already exceeded 55 per cent of its annual distribution of food bags in eight weeks, and having housed over 50 homeless people and rough sleepers in the Wellington region, Murray Edridge, Wellington City Missioner hopes Budget 2020 will focus in ... More >>

Wellington City Mission To Support Wellington Night Shelter During Pandemic

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 10:11 am | Wellington City Mission

To ensure continuous and streamlined support of Wellington’s street community during the COVID-19 response, The Wellington City Mission (The Mission) will take over responsibility for the management of the Wellington Night Shelter until the ... More >>

Food Bank Demand Increases By 400 Per Cent In 7 Days

Monday, 6 April 2020, 6:58 am | Wellington City Mission

People and families are beginning to feel the financial impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19), with The Wellington City Mission experiencing a sharp increase in demand for food help since the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 took effect on Wednesday 25 March, says Murray ... More >>

Far from a Merry Christmas for many

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 3:43 pm | Wellington City Mission

In 2018 The Wellington City Mission helped feed 3,500 people, provided gifts for 2,100 children and distributed food and gifts to 44 community services agencies at Christmas time. The Mission expects to help even more this year. Says Murray Edridge, ... More >>





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