Posts Tagged ‘homelessness’

Orange Sky brings mobile laundry and shower to Wellington Comments 0

Saturday, October 5th, 2019
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A small crowd gathered, Wednesday, outside the City Mission, Newtown, to welcome the first Orange Sky van to Wellington. The custom-built-van is fitted with a shower, two washing machines and a clothes dryer, and open to use for anyone living without these necessities. Kris F’afoi, the associate minister for housing, and local member of parliament Read more

Beggars branded ‘pretty evil’ criminals Comments 0

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Beggars have been branded “pretty evil” organised criminals by the head of an upscale Auckland retail district’s business association. But a senior police officer has rejected Mark Knoff-Thomas’ claim, saying there was no evidence to support his assertion that beggars were connected to organised crime. Read more Related Posts:Did God create evilPolish priest apologises for Read more

Developer promises millions to provide housing for most in need Comments 0

Monday, August 12th, 2019
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Ian Cassels, a well known Wellington property developer, has pledged to set aside $10,000 for charity from the profit of every high-end home he sells. Houses and apartments sold for over $800,000 would generate a donation to Wellington City Mission. The money will come from developments in the pipeline like Erskine College, inner-city apartments, and Read more

A lot of people said you can’t do that… but they did Comments 0

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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Rotorua has the second-highest number of homeless people in New Zealand. Only Auckland has more. In 2017 Tiny Deane decided to do something about it. Everyone told him he wouldn’t be able to. But he was not put off. He and his wife Lynley sold their rental property and remortgaged their family home to establish the Read more

Planned Lebanon demolitions put 15,000 Syrian children at risk of homelessness Comments 0

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

At least 15,000 Syrian children will be at risk of homelessness if the Lebanese government goes ahead with the planned demolition of “semi-permanent structures” built by refugees in eastern Lebanon, aid agencies warned on Tuesday. Save the Children, World Vision and Terre des Hommes Foundation said in a joint statement the government made a decision Read more

Church tackles housing crisis by building eco social housing Comments 0

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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A church in Gisborne is tackling its local housing shortage. It is the driving force behind a plan to build module eco homes for families in need. The Ahuru Mowai Housing Project has the twofold aim of increasing ownership of energy-efficient homes and boosting employment. Ahuru Mowai plans to build seven module homes in Ida Read more

World’s richest man donates $100 million to help homeless Comments 0

Monday, December 10th, 2018

The world’s richest man has donated almost US$100 million to address homelessness in the US. Three Catholic charities are among the 24 not-for-profit enterprises that will benefit from Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’s newly launched philanthropic fund. Catholic charities in one archdiocese to benefit from the funds say this will help them assist homeless Read more

Auckland mayor proposes $5 million for City Mission’s new building Comments 0

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Mayor Phil Goff wants to pump an extra $5 million into the Auckland City Mission, to help with the construction costs of its new building on Hobson St. That building, to be called HomeGround, will contain accommodation, health services and community facilities. Demolition of the old City Mission buildings has already begun. Continue reading Related Read more

Homeless Jesus finds place to lay his head Comments 0

Monday, October 29th, 2018

A sculpture of a homeless Jesus – depicting hims as a homeless person sleeping on a park bench, with his face and hands are obscured by a blanket but crucifixion wounds on his feet revealing his identity has finally found a home. It was denied a home in London two years ago after Westminster City Read more

Auckland City Mission relocated to allow redevelopment Comments 0

Monday, September 24th, 2018
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The Auckland City Mission has begun relocating its entire operation. It is shifting to a temporary site so the existing building in Hobson St can be upgraded. Its accommodation, food bank, medical centre and other services will be located a few blocks away at 23 Union Street until a $90 million redevelopment is completed. The Read more