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Media Releases

The latest media releases from The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji & Tonga.
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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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Salvation Army Announcement on Social Housing

20 Mar | 2015

The Salvation Army has decided against negotiating with Government for the transfer of Housing New Zealand stock.

destruction in Port Vila Vanuatu, following Tropical Cyclone Pam

Salvation Army Gets Behind World Vision’s Vanuatu Appeal

18 Mar | 2015

The Salvation Army is calling on its supporters to donate to World Vision’s appeal.

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Nation leaving some behind

11 Feb | 2015

Housing supply and affordability are not being tackled with enough speed and concentration, The Salvation Army claims in its 2015 State of the Nation report “A Mountain All Can Climb”.

Students from a Salvation Army Education and Employment Course with their tutor.

Support needed for at-risk youth

10 Oct | 2014

Latest education and training figures suggest the Government cut education programmes for at-risk youth even as youth unemployment increased.

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Sallies encouraged by PM's poverty pledge

25 Sep | 2014

The Salvation Army is pleased Prime Minister John Key has indicated that his newly elected Government will give greater emphasis to the elimination of Child Poverty in New Zealand.

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