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Local stories of what is happening with The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji & Tonga.
Cover image of 2015 Hard Times homelessness report by SPPU.

Hard times in West Auckland

4 Aug | 2015

For 19 people in West Auckland, home is living and sleeping on the streets of Waitakere. Their story and the circumstances of their life is captured in the latest report of The Salvation Army, “Hard Times”.

Help sought from Salvation Army history buffs

29 Jul | 2015

Can you help fact check timelines of Salvation Army activities since we started in New Zealand in 1883?

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Salvation Army will continue to work to prevent gambling harm

24 Jul | 2015

The High Court has upheld the Problem Gambling Foundation’s application for judicial review.

Major Pam Waugh and Ian Fraser

Half a million loaves of bread for Kiwis in need

26 Jun | 2015

Food company Goodman Fielder this week delivered its 500,000th loaf of bread to Salvation Army food banks – enough bread to stretch from Wellington to Bulls if laid end-to-end.

Simon Barnett on dancing with the stars

Vote Simon!

23 Jun | 2015

Simon Barnett has won over audiences on Dancing with the Stars, but we especially love him because he has chosen to support The Salvation Army. We’re blatant fans of Si, and here’s why.

Colonels Yousaf Ghulam and Rebecca Yousaf

Salvationists Will Miss Pakistani Friends

17 Jun | 2015

Lieut-Colonels Yousaf Ghulam and Rebecca Yousaf had mixed emotions when they left New Zealand on 3 June, after two years of service to the New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga territory.

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Some relief for the most deprived

22 May | 2015

It is encouraging that some provision has been made to address the plight of the poorest and most vulnerable New Zealanders in the 2015 Budget.

Red Shield Appeal breakfast 2015

Another successful year for the Red Shield Appeal Breakfasts

19 May | 2015

Every year, The Salvation Army hosts breakfasts around the country to bring together individuals from business and other organisations with an interest in helping those in need.

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More action required from Government in regions

12 May | 2015

Living in regional areas such as Northland and Gisborne often means you get a “bad deal”, says The Salvation Army.

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Cell: 027 200 5366
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Phone: +64 4 802 6269 ext 24270
Cell: 027 491 0027
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