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About Us

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    Who We Are

    We are no ordinary army. Since 1883, The Salvation Army has fought poverty and social and spiritual distress in New Zealand. Our mission is to care for people, transform lives and reform society.

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    Mission Statement

    The Salvation Army message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by love for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in his name without discrimination.

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    Our Beliefs

    Our doctrines closely follow the orthodox beliefs of the Protestant Church.

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    Management Structure

    Throughout The Salvation Army each country (or cluster of countries) is structured as a 'territory' or a 'command', with one person appointed territorial/command leader by the General.

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    Career Opportunities

    Check out our latest job vacancies and see if there's a possible place for you.

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    Complaints & Privacy

    Information about how to make complaints of a general nature, as well as those concerning sexual misconduct, criminal sexual behaviour and other serious wrongdoing.

  • Treaty of Waitangi

    The signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 predates the beginning of The Salvation Army and its arrival in New Zealand in 1883.

  • Keeping Children Safe

    Keeping Children Safe is now the overarching policy for The Salvation Army New Zealand on child protection.

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    Positional Statements

    The Salvation Army publishes Positional Statements that state its view on moral and social issues.