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

Canterbury earthquake update

23 Sep | 2010

The Salvation Army has now settled into the long term relief of quake-ravaged areas of Canterbury.

Christchurch earthquake update

14 Sep | 2010

The Salvation Army Territorial Commander Commissioner Don Bell toured Christchurch today to see for himself the Salvation Army’s work with earthquake effected residents and encourage Army staff and volunteers.

Sallies reinforced by specialist counsellors from Australia

12 Sep | 2010

Ten Salvation Army counsellors with community trauma and rural expertise arrive at Christchurch Airport this afternoon to reinforce local counsellors and provide additional emotional support to Canterbury earthquake victims.

Spirit of Service Strong after South Island Earthquake

12 Sep | 2010

The Salvation Army was quick to mobilise when a 7.1 magnitude earthquake—the largest quake in New Zealand since 1931—rocked Canterbury at 4:35 am on Saturday 4 September.

Salvation Army to distribute care packages in Christchurch, increases number of counsellors

10 Sep | 2010

The Salvation Army will distribute the first of 10,000 care packages to Canterbury’s earthquake-affected citizens on Monday morning.

Salvation Army sends team of counsellors to Christchurch, increases food aid capacity.

8 Sep | 2010

The Salvation Army has sent 10 counsellors and social workers to Christchurch to help residents traumatised by Saturday’s quake and its aftershocks.

Salvation Army moves into second phase of quake relief

6 Sep | 2010

The Salvation Army is putting a fresh team into Christchurch to assess and respond to the mid-term need of residents affected by Saturday’s earthquake.

Christchurch earthquake update

6 Sep | 2010

The Salvation Army in Christchurch last night cared for more than 400 Cantabrians made homeless following Saturday’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake.

Community spirit strong after Canterbury earthquake

5 Sep | 2010

Salvation Army emergency services in New Zealand are providing practical support and comfort after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the central South Island on 4 September. Aftershocks continue to rattle residents.

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