Posts Tagged ‘homeless’

Number joining NZ’s public housing waitlist triples in a month Comments 0

Monday, July 27th, 2020

The number of people struggling to keep a roof over their head appears to be spiralling, and could be driving further overcrowding. In May, the number of applicants on the public housing waitlist hit 17,982 – an increase of 1271 on the previous month. That was triple the average monthly increase of 448 in the Read more

A homeless man bluffed his way into a five-star isolation hotel Comments 0

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

A homeless man bluffed his way into a five-star isolation hotel in Auckland, National MP Michael Woodhouse has claimed. The opposition health spokesman made the claim during an interview on The AM Show on Thursday morning. Read more Related Posts:Homeless will be left out in the cold during pandemicHomeless need permanent homes, builders need workKebab shop owner told to Read more

Eucharist is not enough to save us Comments 0

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

The other day I went to get a haircut after the last 2 months in lockdown (I didn’t trust the others in my ‘bubble’ to give me a haircut!). As I entered the shop to see my old friend and barber, I noticed – further along the street – the blanket-covered body of someone sleeping Read more

Homelessness is particularly serious during a pandemic Comments 0

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Homelessness is a particularly serious issue during the COVID-19 global pandemic say several US Catholic Charities. Furthermore, the number of people without homes is predicted to increase if there is a pandemic-related economic downturn. In Southern California, Catholic Charities of Los Angeles  says the weight of addressing homelessness in the region is already at a Read more

Homeless will be left out in the cold during pandemic Comments 0

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Agencies working with the homeless community are worried that people living on the street will be left behind if there is a community outbreak of Covid-19. Homeless advocacy group Gimme Shelter has estimated 40,000 or more New Zealanders are currently defined as homeless, About 5000 sleeping rough and the rest live in inadequate, temporary, or overcrowded Read more

Café aims to end homelessness Comments 0

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Merge on Auckland’s Karangahape Rd is a place of welcome for many, including those without homes. An aim, though, is to support them into living in homes. Amid artwork and a library of donated books, people can sit at large tables and eat together, no matter whether they are working in the area, living on Read more

Disadvantaged and homeless dine at Vatican with Pope Francis Comments 0

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Pope Francis, Sunday, marked the Church’s World Day of the Poor by hosting 1,500 homeless and disadvantaged people for lunch. The menu included lasagna, chicken in a cream of mushroom sauce, potatoes, sweets, fruit and coffee. Some 150 tables were set up in a Vatican hall where Francis normally holds his weekly indoor audiences with Read more

Big Sleep Out: Petone highlights homeless Comments 0

Monday, October 14th, 2019
Big Sleep Out

People living on New Zealand streets are being spotlighted by New Zealand’s Big Sleep Out, hosted, December 7 in Petone. “The homelessness situation (in New Zealand) is a little different to what is happening overseas. “It’s people living in overcrowded houses, cars and garages – not so much people out on the streets (though) there’s plenty of Read more

Feeding mind and body at the Soup Kitchen Comments 0

Monday, October 7th, 2019

The Soup Kitchen in Wellington has started a library It is the brainchild of community worker Natasha Rerekura and one of the soup kitchen’s regulars, Muigal Kimani, more commonly known as Kim Sawa Sawa. “We inspired each other to set this up,” Rerekura said. “The reason it started was I noticed with some of the guys Read more

City Mission housing facility reaps rewards from Year 6 project Comments 0

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