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Local stories of what is happening with The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji & Tonga.
2014 Thought matters conference crowd

Thought Matters attracts largest crowd

30 Oct | 2014

This year’s Thought Matters conference was the most popular in its eight-year history, with 104 people attending from 29 to 31 August.

Team helping build fale at Kolovai Corps in Tonga

Tent Down and Fale Up

29 Oct | 2014

An energetic Kiwi mission team from around New Zealand gets to work in Kolovai.

 Commissioner Robert Donaldson

Kiwi appointed to chair international groups

27 Oct | 2014

Commissioner Robert Donaldson to head International Moral and Social Issues Council and international governance taskforce.

Abbie Malakai, Kellogg’s Brand Manager and Julian Ng, Kellogg’s Marketing and Innovation Manager join Awhina Mataki, The Salvation Army's Papakura Corps Community Missions Leader, to pack some of the 64,000 serves of cereal donated by Kelloggs to The Salvation Army's Auckland foodbanks to mark World Food Day (16 October).

Kellogg cereal donations helps the Sallies

20 Oct | 2014

Kellogg New Zealand commits 64,000 serves of breakfast cereal during World Food Day.

a piggy bank with coins

Dollars and sense - becoming powerful with your money

16 Oct | 2014

People from all parts of society can find themselves needing help with budgeting.

Watties Film Festival poster image

Can’s Film Festival celebrates landmark

16 Oct | 2014

The Watties Can’s Film Festival celebrates a milestone this year, with Kiwis once again giving a can to see a movie and support people in need.

The Auckland-based team spent their 14 hours at Epsom Lodge where over 90 people receive accommodation and support every night

Kiwis raise almost $20,000 for the homeless

13 Oct | 2014

Over 220 people turned out to sleep rough and support homeless Kiwis for The Salvation Army’s inaugural 14 Hours Homeless event.

Students from a Salvation Army Education and Employment course with their tutor.

Support needed for at-risk youth

10 Oct | 2014

Latest education and training figures suggest Government cut education programmes for at-risk youth even as unemployment increased.

a state house

Salvation Army considers social housing

9 Oct | 2014

The Government has indicated it may sell some State housing resources to non-government providers.

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