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Captain Gaylene Harvey

A privilege to talk with the elderly

Captain Gaylene Harvey says it’s a privilege to spend time with lonely and grieving elderly people.

Our Anzac history

Our Anzac history is something we are very proud of in New Zealand. In World War I our soldiers fought and died alongside our Australian brothers as they began their involvement in the fight against the Turks, who had sided with the Germans.

When words hurt and hinder

Part of a series of occasional articles from The Salvation Army’s Moral and Social Issues Council.

Can I break up with a friend?

I’m in a friendship I find draining, and I really want to put some distance between us, but can I ‘break up’ with a friend?

Major Afolau Toluono

A listening ear

Major Afolau Toluono provides a listening ear and support for those who pass through the Wellington District Courts.

Principal Youth Court Judge His Honour Judge Andrew Beecroft

Justice and mercy

For 15 years as Principal Youth Court Judge His Honour Judge Andrew Becroft has dealt with the country’s worst teenage criminals. He still sees hope in every one that steps into his court room.

Sarah Lancaster of Sew Love

Sew love

A young woman, armed with just her sewing machine and a van called Cecil, is travelling New Zealand with a mission to teach us how to sew.

Members of the International Theological Council and the International Moral and Social Issues Council.

International Councils Collaborate in London

History was made last month when a joint two-day meeting of the International Theological Council (ITC) and International Moral and Social Issues Council (IMASIC),was held.

The way back for Ken

Ken hit rock bottom as an alcoholic truck driver. But Jesus turned that around.

Bobby at the Family Store

Flatting changed my life

Moving into a flat with three young people changed Bobbie's life.

Cute little boy holds a sign saying 'Jesus Lives'

The irresistible Jesus

If you've been hurt by religion, try Jesus instead.

Russell Healey

Life as a rural chaplain

Caring community brought Russell Healey to The Salvation Army and is what he tries to give back as a rural chaplain.

UN Womens Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

Believing in gender equality

Feminism is simple really. It is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities, politically, economically and socially.

Slave free nation

New Zealand could be the first country in the world to become slave-free, says human trafficking expert Matthew Friedman. With 30 years’ experience, Matt has seen the horrors of modern-day slavery but still dares to dream of a truly free world.

No depression in New Zealand?

In 1981 New Zealand band Blam Blam Blam (including singer Don McGlashan) had a minor hit here with the song ‘There is No Depression in New Zealand’.

Dunedin E&E early childhood education graduates

Second chance for a bright future

A graduation and a school formal-style celebration in Dunedin at the end of last year encapsulates the work of E&E and the transformation it makes in people’s lives.

Oamaru's Kiwi hero

Helping people find a sense of belonging is at the heart of what Oamaru man Joseph Cropley does. It’s led him on a life of teaching and giving back, and to being called a ‘hero’ by the students whose lives he’s changed.

Who do you see?

In this edition we introduce you to Matt Friedman, a long-time activist in the abolition of human trafficking. Some readers would remember Matt’s disturbing and inspiring contribution to the 2013 Salvation Army Just Action conference.

Alan Johnson of Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit

Seeking to make a better society

Alan Johnson is the man behind The Salvation Army’s State of the Nation report.

Flying the flag

Ive been fascinated and frustrated by the campaign to change the New Zealand flag. Fascinated by some of the options put forward as designs—and frustrated at the process and the huge expense involved.