Posts Tagged ‘City Mission’

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

Wellington City Mission receives $10 million for new building

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Wellington City Mission’s future community hub has received $10 million from the Government. The new building will have a community cafe, a social supermarket and 35 housing units designed to accommodate and care for people experiencing chronic homelessness. Read more

City Mission housing facility reaps rewards from Year 6 project

Monday, August 26th, 2019

The Wellington City Mission recently launched their new transitional housing facility, Britannia House, in Lower Hutt, with an official opening by Hon Kris Faafoi MP, the Associate Minister of Housing. The story caught the attention of Rev Caro Willis, the Chaplain at Chilton St James School in Lower Hutt. Her Year 6 students had gathered Read more

Wellington’s new City Missioner a former-public servant

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Wellington City Mission has found a new missioner in a former public servant who doesn’t wear a dog collar. Murray Edridge is the first not-ordained missioner to lead the charity in its 114 years, and the first in two decades to also assume the chief executive role. Continue reading

Shoe clinic donates shoes to the Wellington City Mission.

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

More than 250 of Wellington’s most needy will have warm, dry feet this winter, thanks to a donation by Shoe Clinic to the Wellington City Mission. The shoes are nearly new, as they have been returned to Shoe Clinic under the store’s 30-day guarantee, and cannot be resold. This is the second year the Shoe Read more

Auckland City Mission issues urgent request for help

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The Auckland City Mission has raised only a third of the donations it needs for Christmas and the summer months. Auckland City Missioner Diane Robertson said the mission was desperately short of the donations it needed to provide emergency food parcels and presents to families in need. The mission projected it needed to raise $1.3 Read more

Advent calendar for Auckland’s waterfront

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

A large Advent calendar is to be erected in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter in December. Each day a giant lever will open individual doors to the 12m-high calendar at Silo Park to reveal a Kiwi Christmas scene. Local businesses, artists such as Dick Frizzell and school children are contributing to the project. The Advent calendar will Read more

City Mission sets up online food bank

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

City missions in Wellington, Auckland and now Christchurch are benefiting from an online food bank provided by a fundraising website called Fundy. “Basically we sell the products online, people go on and buy the products, and at the end of the month all of the products that have been purchased [on the online food bank] Read more

Growing gap between rich and poor alarms charities

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Charities say they have watched with concern as the gap between rich and poor grew over the past few years with no solution in sight. Wellingtonian of the Year and former City Missioner Father Des Britten said there was no doubt things were getting worse. Unfortunately in today’s world it was up to each person Read more