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The latest media releases from The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji & Tonga.
Steve Logan in his 14 Hours Homeless beany holding a sign that says ‘Everybody Deserves a Home

Wellingtonians Challenged to Spend a Night on the Streets

14 Sep | 2016

Well-known hotelier Olivier Lacoua and restaurateur Steve Logan are challenging other Wellingtonians to join them and their staff sleeping on the streets in central Wellington for 14 Hours Homeless.

14 Hours Homeless

Build empathy and drive change with 14 Hours Homeless

2 Sep | 2016

What the government doesn’t see as a ‘housing crisis’, New Zealand communities do—with Auckland, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington and Invercargill signing up for 14 Hours Homeless in early October.

Flexible fund to help homeless welcomed

29 Jul | 2016

Social Housing Minister the Hon. Paula Bennett’s announcement of $9 million in a flexible fund to support people in severe housing need is very welcome says Lieut-Colonel Ian Hutson, Director of The Salvation Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit.

Sallies Urge Aucklanders & Auckland Council to Support Unitary Plan

28 Jul | 2016

Auckland must support the recommendations of the Hearings Panel on the Auckland City Unitary Plan if the poor housing conditions of low-income Aucklanders are going to be eliminated.

Put Female Sanitary Products on Your Foodbank Shopping List

27 Jul | 2016

“Female sanitary products are not a luxury, but for young Kiwi women on tight budgets they’re an expense that’s hard to afford,” says Manurewa MP and Labour Youth Affairs spokesperson Louisa Wall.

New push to cope with winter need

14 Jul | 2016

The Salvation Army is launching its first ever winter appeal as front-line staff prepare for one of their busiest times of the year.

Ambulance at the bottom of the cliff is full

23 Jun | 2016

The Salvation Army is gravely concerned that the depth and breadth of poverty currently in the spotlight is becoming seen as inevitable, normal and permanent.

South Auckland homeless visits - correction

3 Jun | 2016

In the past few days, the Government and a government agency have made statements saying MSD officials accompanied Salvation Army personnel to visit homeless people. These statements are incorrect.

Encouraging but fragile social progress

15 Feb | 2016

The New Zealand economy is showing resiliance but a small dip in economic fortunes could see many more Kiwi families fall into poverty and severe social distress, says The Salvation Army as it launches its latest State of the Nation report today.

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