Posts Tagged ‘Auckland City Missioner’

City Mission Cook-off delivers

Thursday, July 27th, 2023

Auckland City Mission is a major beneficiary of a cook-off backed by Foodstuffs North Island. The initiative was held at St Matthew-in-the-City, and the event aimed to assist those facing homelessness and food challenges. Morgan McCann, Head of New World for Foodstuffs North Island, and Steve McClean, Owner Operator of New World Orewa, cooked a Read more

Food insecurity is starving with Budget crumbs

Monday, May 22nd, 2023
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Food insecurity is an urgent problem the Government must fix. “The more hungry we are, the more we will see unrest,” says Auckland City Missioner Helen Robinson. “Thousands and thousands of us just don’t have enough money for food.” She should know. Over the past 10 years, demand for City Mission food parcels has risen Read more

Proposal for State to sell off 10,000 needy New Zealanders

Friday, September 18th, 2015

A newly released report proposes handing control of services for the 10,000 “highest-cost clients of the social services system” a new national “Better Lives” agency or to expanded “district health and social boards” (DHSBs), which would buy services from mostly non-government “navigators” to coordinate help for needy clients in their regions. The report says each Read more

City Missioner quits after two decades

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Auckland City Missioner Dame Diane Robertson is to resign after 22 years in the job. She would stay on to assist the mission through the busy Christmas period. The charity provides health and social services to poor people in Auckland. Dame Diane said she was unable to say what she will be doing next but Read more

Auckland City Missioner calls for shake-up of govt agencies

Friday, December 14th, 2012

The Auckland City Missioner says a report on child poverty is timely, and if the recommendations in it were adopted it would have a significant impact. However, she says what is ultimately needed is a change in the way government agencies work. The report, commissioned by the Children’s Commissioner and released by an expert advisory group, Read more