Posts Tagged ‘Orange Sky’

Orange Sky service saves homeless people’s dignity

Thursday, October 12th, 2023
Orange Sky

Homeless people account for about 42,000 New Zealanders and Doug and Krystal say the Orange Sky service is “so helpful” to them. They say great to know they can shower, wash their clothes and “have interesting chats”. Put another way, that’s nearly the same as the population of Whanganui, a couple of thousand fewer than Read more

Demand doubled for Orange Sky services

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Everyone deserves access to basic hygiene. With 41,600 Kiwis not knowing where they will sleep tonight, and many not having access to a shower or laundry services demand for Orange Sky services has doubled. And, it needs more volunteers. Orange Sky, offers a mobile laundry and hot shower service working on the streets and in Read more

Volunteering, a growing trend

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Volunteering is a growing trend in New Zealand, with opportunities to suit everyone – from teen volunteers to retirees. Volunteer centres throughout the country report a 10 to 25 per cent increases in volunteers, says Leisa de Klerk, who manages Dunedin and Waitaki for Volunteer South, a charitable trust that connects volunteers with volunteering opportunities. Read more

NZ warned of danger when country is tolerant of poverty

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

A study by the Human Rights Commission into the working poor shows there are 50,000 working households living in poverty in New Zealand RNZ reports that Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Dr Karanina Sumeo claims the report is the most detailed research ever done on the working poor in this country. She said that as Read more

Big Sleep Out: Petone highlights homeless

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┬ásituation (in New Zealand) is a little different to what is happening overseas. “It’s people living in overcrowded houses, cars and garages –┬ánot so much people out on the streets (though) there’s plenty of Read more