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

New Zealand Mourns Loss of Maori Leader

10 Apr | 2011

The Salvation Army in New Zealand is deeply saddened by the promotion to Glory from active service Aux-Captain Hohepa (Joe) Patea.

‘Our Place’ becomes ‘God’s place’

4 Apr | 2011

SpiritSong launched into 2011 with a first-class concert at Te Papa’s Soundings Theatre on Saturday 26 March. Thirty-one singers lifted their voices in harmonies that delighted an appreciative audience of all ages.

Athletes Run for Christchurch

25 Mar | 2011

For those not directly affected by Christchurch’s earthquake, the common reaction has been to do something, anything to help.

Practical donation for earthquake relief work

23 Mar | 2011

Salvation Army personnel in Christchurch now have the benefit of two brand new, top-of-the-range Isuzu four-wheel drive vehicles to negotiate the city’s pot-holed and corrugated roads.

Sri Lanka gifts nine pallets of tea to Christchurch

18 Mar | 2011

The Salvation Army is to distribute nine pallets of Dilmah tea bags to quake-affected Christchurch residents thanks to a donation from the Sri Lankan Government.

Rotoroa Island Open for Visitors

18 Mar | 2011

Rotoroa Island in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf opened to the public for the first time in over 100 years on Sunday 27 February 2011.

Brent Christoffersen

Helping the community in Christchurch

15 Mar | 2011

Brent Christoffersen joined The Salvation Army’s earthquake relief team in the week after the Christchurch earthquake.

Luke Geary

Neighbourhood Justice

9 Mar | 2011

‘Why should only the rich be able to choose their lawyer?’ This quandary drove Sydney based solicitor Luke Geary to become a driving force in The Salvation Army’s first humanitarian legal practice.

Earthquake Update

4 Mar | 2011

The Salvation Army is adapting its relief work as Civil Defence scales down its welfare centres in preparation for the closure of all but one centre this weekend.


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