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

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15 Jun | 2018

Breakthrough is a life-changing programme for fathers and their tamariki. The heart of Breakthrough is that all children in Aotearoa would grow up knowing they are loved, safe and supported by their families/whānau to dream and explore their potential

The future of Family Stores

3 May | 2018

Last month, the latest Salvation Army Family Store opened in Gisborne. The ribbon was cut by Territorial Commander Commissioner Andy Westrupp as the town clock chimed. Customers lined the streets beforehand, and spilled through the doors as they opened.

Poverty levels critical as new families seek help

23 Apr | 2018

The cost of living in New Zealand is the cause of a new wave of poverty, say senior officers from The Salvation Army.

Hunger for Colour helps again

12 Mar | 2018

Rock painting has once again helped feed hungry New Zealanders.

Salvation Army launches appeal for Cyclone Gita response

14 Feb | 2018

In response to Cyclone Gita, The Salvation Army is launching an appeal to help support the people of Tonga, Fiji and Samoa.

Poorest left behind in economic boom

14 Feb | 2018

New Zealand cannot separate out its poorest people and pretend they don’t matter, says The Salvation Army in its annual State of the Nation Report.

Resene brightens homes for thousands

2 Feb | 2018

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

seven cadets from the Messengers of the Gospel session and one Joyful Intercessor were commissioned.

Celebrate Good Times!

21 Dec | 2017

From the moment graduates and staff boogied down the aisle to a funk version of ‘Celebrate Good Times’, the scene was set for a festive and joyful weekend. And there was much to celebrate as seven cadets from the Messengers of the Gospel session and one Joyful Intercessor were commissioned.

Commissioner's Christmas Greetings 2017

21 Dec | 2017

Christmas greetings from Territorial Commander Commissioner Andy Westrupp.


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