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

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.

Red Shield Appeal nets Davey Award

20 Jan | 2017

The Salvation Army was recently recognised with a prestigious international advertising award. The ‘Falling’ Red Shield Appeal advert won a Gold Davey Award for best not-for-profit commercial.

Record funds raised for struggling parents

14 Dec | 2016

Parents struggling to pay for their children’s back to school costs will get more than $70,000 dollars of help this year thanks to generous Warehouse Stationery customers.

67,000 cans for those in need

13 Dec | 2016

Local Schools collected over 67,000 cans to help people in need at Christmas through the inaugural Wattie’s Cans for Good campaign.

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