Posts Tagged ‘homelessness’

13-year-old’s homeless mate inspires fundraising dinner Comments 0

Friday, September 9th, 2016

When Kauri Noble, 13, found out one of his mates lived in a van with his sister and parents under a bridge at Wairoa river, Te Puna, he was so upset and moved that he told his mother Luana Noble that he wanted to do something to help. “He was shocked to learn that a Read more

Collaboration the only way to go – New CEO of Auckland City Mission says Comments 0

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Chris Farrelly says collaboration is the only way to fix Auckland’s poverty cycle. Farrelly began as CEO of the Auckland City Mission on 1 June. “It’s no one organisation, no one political party, no one government, no matter what can do this, it’s a whole community” “We work all the time, day in, day out Read more

Young Maori: Concern for homeless at kapa Haka competition Comments 0

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Last week’s national secondary schools’ kapa haka competitions in Hawke’s Bay have shown that rangatahi are deeply concerned with politics and social issues. Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox says she wishes more of her political colleagues understood te reo Maori so they could appreciate the korero coming from the stage about issues affecting their whanau, Read more

Homelessness through the eyes of a rough sleeper Comments 0

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Two formerly homeless men have become stars in a fundraising video for the Auckland City Mission that lets viewers see the world through the eyes of a rough sleeper. Rob Smith and Richard Turipa, both 36, were picked to make the film because they are members of the Mission’s Hobson Street Theatre Company. “It was Read more

Shrinking resources to meet soaring demand Comments 0

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

A new report from the NZ Council of Christian Social Services, NZCCSS, says there is a soaring demand being made on social service organisations. At the same time government support has shrunk, particularly in the form of food grants. Executive officer Trevor McGlinchey said social service organisations were under huge financial stress. But government funding Read more

Homelessness: ‘The church needs to step up’ Comments 0

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

More than 50 homeless families have stayed at Te Puea Marae in south Auckland since it opened its doors last week The Marae is now asking what other groups – including churches – can do to help. Social worker Olive Hunkin, from the All Nations Aotearoa church, has seen the affect of poverty and homelessness Read more

Marae calls for army to help with homeless crisis Comments 0

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

The South Auckland Marae that has taken in 54 homeless families is calling for the armed forces to help out with the housing crisis. Te Puea Marae in Mangere Bridge says it is now full and has 12 families on a waiting list. “We really would like those in authority to lift this to another Read more

Sallies helping people pay for rental bonds Comments 0

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

The Salvation Army has dipped into its reserves to help people who were turned down by Work and Income pay for rental housing bonds. About four people have come into the Salvation Army Manukau office in the last two days to ask for help to get into new accommodation. Salvation Army policy analyst Alan Johnson Read more

Housing crisis: to ignore the poor is to despise God Comments 1

Friday, May 20th, 2016

On Wednesday Pope Francis was warning that to ignore the poor is to despise God and that the Lord’s mercy for us is tightly connected to our own mercy for others. His warning came in the same week that New Zealand was featured in one of United Kingdom’s national newspapers in a story about the New Zealand Read more