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

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Poverty levels critical as new families seek help

23 Apr | 2018

The cost of living in New Zealand is the cause of a new wave of poverty, say senior officers from The Salvation Army.

Poorest left behind in economic boom

14 Feb | 2018

New Zealand cannot separate out its poorest people and pretend they don’t matter, says The Salvation Army in its annual State of the Nation Report.

Forgotten communities heard at Parliament

6 Dec | 2017

The voices of people in some of New Zealand’s low income communities, who feel forgotten by Government, Councils and other people in their cities will be heard at Parliament today.

Rising poverty a grim, growing reality

20 Nov | 2017

The number of people needing welfare support from The Salvation Army is on the rise.

More social housing needed

14 Aug | 2017

New Zealand needs to build a minimum of 2000 social houses a year to fix the situation that has left Kiwi families living in unsanitary, unsafe and unhealthy housing, The Salvation Army says. Seeing Kiwi kids in such conditions has caused the Army to ask: how many social houses are needed to fix this?

Winter storms drive need for help

16 Jun | 2017

The demands of winter have seen thousands of Kiwis who don’t normally need help coming to The Salvation Army.

Some good news & questions from Salvation Army after housing announcement

17 May | 2017

The Salvation Army cautiously welcomed today’s Government announcement of additional social and affordable housing in Auckland.

It's time to end poverty in New Zealand.

Salvation Army sets out to end poverty

20 Apr | 2017

The Salvation Army is calling on Kiwis to end poverty in New Zealand with its annual Red Shield Appeal.

Salvation Army Welcomes Housing Foundation Research

12 Apr | 2017

The Salvation Army commends the Housing Foundation for its research released today, which it says is critical to the dialogue necessary to drive action to address New Zealand’s housing crisis.


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