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

Christchurch Earthquake Update - 13 June

13 Jun | 2011

The Salvation Army’s work in Christchurch has intensified following yesterday’s 6.3 and 5.7 magnitude aftershocks.

Church Leaders Target Inequality

3 Jun | 2011

Leaders of major churches are supporting the launch of a New Zealand Council of a campaign to reduce the gap between rich and the poor.

Sallies fund toilets for Christchurch

2 Jun | 2011

The Salvation Army today handed over $1 million to Minister of Civil Defence John Carter to fund 20,900 chemical toilets that have been distributed to quake-affected Christchurch residents.

Opportunity to reform our under-performing prison system

23 May | 2011

The Salvation Army strongly supports the recent comments by Deputy Prime Minister Bill English that prisons are a "moral and fiscal failure and no more should be built".

Budget offers few benefits to low-income Kiwis

19 May | 2011

The Salvation Army doubts changes to Working For Families in today's budget will provide significant help to low-income and beneficiary families.

From Japan with Love

11 May | 2011

Despite the tragedy occurring in her own country, a young Japanese woman still wanted to help those in need after the Christchurch earthquake.

Sallies hope texts boost appeal tally

5 May | 2011

Giving to The Salvation Army’s Red Shield annual street appeal has been in decline since the recession, prompting a search for other methods to meet increasing demand on its welfare services.

Unemployment, cost of living and earthquakes put pressure on social services

1 May | 2011

Demand for food parcels, budgeting, counselling, emergency housing and other welfare services continues to climb.

Mobilising the Troops

23 Apr | 2011

Coordinating The Salvation Army’s relief effort in Christchurch following the February 22 earthquake has literally been like mobilising a small army


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