Posts Tagged ‘Poverty New Zealand’

Disaster aid charity steps in to feed south Auckland families Comments 0

Monday, February 18th, 2019

A charity traditionally associated with disaster relief is helping a south Auckland community with its crisis – food. From late 2018, the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) has provided Papakura police with emergency food boxes that contain enough food for a family of four to live on for 24 hours. Read more Related Posts:South Auckland churches aid Tonga after Read more

More Kiwis falling into poverty Comments 0

Thursday, February 15th, 2018
Salvation Army State of the Nation

The Salvation Army says drugs, crime and poverty mar its latest state of the nation report. It says despite the country becoming wealthier, many Kiwis don’t share the prosperity. The Salvation Army says the number of families seeking food parcels from its 65 food banks jumped 12 percent this year. It says demand had held Read more

Oceania Bishops call on Auckland’s City Mission Comments 2

Monday, August 14th, 2017
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Catholic bishops from Oceania meeting in Auckland last week visited the City Mission and served meals to the homeless, the mentally unwell and those suffering economic deprivation. “This was a humbling experience during which we felt deeply Christ’s call to sit and walk alongside those who struggle or find themselves on the margins of society,” Read more

Giving money to beggars makes the problem worse Comments 0

Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Stephanie McIntyre has a radical solution for solving the growing number of people begging on the street: Don’t give them a cent. McIntyre is the director of Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) in Wellington. DCM’s main focus is on ending homelessness and supporting people to get access to income, but she says putting money in the hat Read more

Auckland City Mission overflowing with need in winter months Comments 0

Monday, July 17th, 2017

The Auckland City Mission is bursting at the seams and crying out for help as it is inundated with desperate need. The charity has been struggling since May and Auckland City Missioner Chris Farrelly said they’ve been at full capacity for weeks and can’t see it letting up anytime soon. “The sharp edge of poverty Read more

You can get something for nothing at the Free Store Comments 0

Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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The Free Store is an inner-city community in Wellington that daily redistributes edible surplus food from 35 local cafes, bakeries and restaurants. It operates out of a converted shipping container in Upper Willis St. More than 100,000 items of food are redistributed in the shipping container annually. The Free Store serves people from all walks Read more

Supermarket sets up new fund for food rescue Comments 0

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Kiwis struggling to feed their families are set to get a further helping hand from one of New Zealand’s largest supermarket chains. Countdown is setting aside $100,000 of its profits to create a contestable fund that will be available to food rescue operations. Currently the supermarket chain donates food that is still fit for consumption 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

Benefit numbers confirm NZ split into ‘two nations’ Comments 0

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

New welfare benefit figures confirm that New Zealand is splitting into “two nations”, with big improvements in Auckland and Christchurch but most provincial areas lagging far behind. Benefit numbers have dropped by 6.9 per cent in Canterbury and by 6.2 per cent in Auckland in the year to March, well ahead of a national decline Read more

Auckland tough on beggars – Wellington kinder Comments 0

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Wellington City Councillor Stephanie Cook says Auckland’s proposal to ban beggars is harsh, and Wellington’s approach is a much more compassionate and pragmatic option. Begging could be banned throughout Auckland under a bylaw being drafted by the council. Wellington has addressed the question of public begging by setting up an Alternative Giving Fund asking people Read more