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Local stories of what is happening with The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji & Tonga.

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Staff from Nelson Community Ministries are loving donations from the Foodbank Project

Demand helps online foodbank expand

7 Apr | 2017

The country’s first online foodbank is expanding again to meet growing demand after reaching more than a quarter of a million dollars in donations.

Red shield mascot with collecting bucket

Salvation Army needs your help this Red Shield Appeal

27 Mar | 2017

The Salvation Army is offering people the chance to enlist for an hour or more to support its fight to help vulnerable New Zealanders.

Painted rocks help campaign supporting hungry Kiwis

14 Mar | 2017

The Resene Hunger for Colour campaign almost tripled its collection of canned food for Salvation Army foodbanks, as New Zealanders swapped over 64,000 cans for testpots of Resene paint during February.

Kmart's appeal makes Christmas wishes come true

20 Feb | 2017

More than 40,000 gifts left under the Kmart Wishing Tree helped make Christmas special for thousands of families last year.

Countdown customers bring hope to life

20 Feb | 2017

New Zealanders donated 674 trolleys full of food for the Countdown Christmas Food Rescue Appeal. Countdown stores kick-started the appeal by each donating a wrapped trolley worth $500, more than $90,000 nationally.

New Zealand policies off track

8 Feb | 2017

New Zealand has gone off track in key social areas and needs government to urgently address failing social policies, The Salvation Army says in its latest State of Nation report.

Commissioners Andy and Yvonne Westrupp

New leaders call for a relevant Salvation Army

7 Feb | 2017

A challenge for Salvationists to adapt their approach so God’s message makes sense to those ‘who desperately need Jesus Christ’.

Hunger for colour

3 Feb | 2017

Paint company Resene and generous New Zealanders will be brightening the homes and lives of thousands this month.

Salvationist Shortlisted for NZer of the Year

31 Jan | 2017

Major Campbell Roberts says being shortlisted for New Zealander of the Year is a recognition of The Salvation Army and its good work.


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Media Enquiries

Robin Raymond- Territorial Media Officer
Email: Robin Raymond
Phone: +64 4 802 6269 ext 24274
Cell: 021 270 3683

Major Christina Tyson
Phone: +64 4 802 6269 ext 24270
Cell: 027 491 0027
Email: Christina