Posts Tagged ‘Invercargill’

Vinnies robbery a ‘kick in the teeth’ for charity

Monday, July 25th, 2022
kick in the teeth

Invercargill’s Vinnies shop has been given a big kick in the teeth from thieves stealing from people in need. The metal bar the thieves used to break into the Catholic charity’s North Rd store caused thousands of dollars of damage. Then they stole money, food, the roller door remote – and the Vinnies van. The Read more

New programme for youth in Invercargill could be just the start

Monday, August 9th, 2021

A new programme aimed at helping young people who are excluded and disadvantaged was launched in Invercargill last week. The Thriving Rangatahi project is the culmination of a six-year investment underwritten by the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation and a partnership with Ngai Tahu. At least $500,000 of the Vodafone money will be invested in local Read more

Southlanders farewell their own Bishop Len Boyle

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

The final requiem mass for Bishop Len Boyle was celebrated in St Mary’s Basilica in Invercargill last Thursday. It was attended by A crowd of several hundred people – many of whom spilled out into the foyer. Clergy from throughout Southland, Otago, New Zealand and Australia were in attendance at the mass, as was Invercargill Read more

Jonathan Lemalu to perform in St Mary’s Invercargill

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

World renowned bass Jonathan Lemalu will sing in Handel’s Messiah when it is performed at St Mary’s Basilica, Invercargill, New Zealand on Sunday, December 15 to mark the Church’s 150th anniversary. The performance will also feature international soloists, Rebecca Ryan (soprano), Sandra Martinovic (mezzo soprano) and Clive Thompson (tenor), with the combined choirs of St Read more

Parents told to keep tabs as child sex on rise

Friday, May 24th, 2013

An Invercargill youth worker says children as young as 11 are having sex in Invercargill, which has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in New Zealand. She wanted to get the message out that children in the city were having sex and many parents did not know it was happening. “I want to stimulate Read more

Sallies launch Adopt-A-Family plan

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Struggling Invercargill families could be given some help this festive season through a sponsorship programme run by the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army Invercargill Community Ministries has introduced its Adopt-A-Family programme, which gives businesses and individuals a chance to sponsor a family over Christmas by providing them with a hamper filled with food and treats. Read more

Isobel Walsh receives Papal award

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Isobel Walsh has received a Papal award. Devotion to the Catholic Church has played a huge part in her life. Mrs Walsh was presented with the Benemerenti Medal at a mass and ceremony at the St Theresa of Lisieux parish in Invercargill yesterday afternoon. Afterwards, she said she was unable to imagine not having a Read more

Bishop Campbell’s stand on abortion clinic brings offensive emails

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Bishop Colin Campbell has received some offensive emails after he sent out a letter, to be read at Masses on Sunday, in which he asked Catholics in his Diocese to oppose the opening of an abortion clinic in Invercargill. Bishop Campbell said he had received supportive emails, “But I have received some nasty emails too, and some are Read more

Abortion breaches ‘do no harm’ ethic

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

The chief executive of the Southern District Health Board has ‘stated that “abortion services would be provided closer to home”, no doubt meaning at Southland Hospital’, according to Norman MacLean, who opposes the introduction of such services. He says that the introduction of abortion services brings a “conflict of conscience” for many staff members, is opposed Read more

Bishop Boyle thinks his biography “too flattering”

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

A biography of Bishop Boyle, emeritus bishop of Dunedin, has just been launched, with the title “The Good Shepherd”. Before he began training for the priesthood Leonard Boyle was a farmer and shearer. Bishop Boyle says that it is too flattering and it included all the good but not the bad. The bishop was interviewed Read more