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Media Releases

The latest media releases from The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji & Tonga.

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.

Cover image of 2015 Hard Times homelessness report by SPPU.

Hard times in West Auckland

4 Aug | 2015

For 19 people in West Auckland, home is living and sleeping on the streets of Waitakere. Their story and the circumstances of their life is captured in the latest report of The Salvation Army, “Hard Times”.

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Salvation Army will continue to work to prevent gambling harm

24 Jul | 2015

The High Court has upheld the Problem Gambling Foundation’s application for judicial review. The Salvation Army will continue to provide gambling harm services and welcomes the clarity of the decision of the High Court.

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Some relief for the most deprived

22 May | 2015

It is encouraging that some provision has been made to address the plight of the poorest and most vulnerable New Zealanders in the 2015 Budget.

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Good boost to Auckland housing says Sallies

22 May | 2015

The Salvation Army supports the Government’s decision to make state land available for building affordable housing in Auckland.

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More action required from Government in regions

11 May | 2015

Living in regional areas such as Northland and Gisborne often means you get a “bad deal”, says The Salvation Army.

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Signs of rising deprivation and overcrowding in provinces

4 May | 2015

Housing insecurity and overcrowded housing is no longer a problem confined to Auckland and Christchurch, says The Salvation Army.

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