Posts Tagged ‘Salvation Army’

Auckland housing surplus revealed in Salvation Army report

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Auckland’s shock “housing surplus” has been revealed, as a population correction means the city is now on track to meet demand. But the Salvation Army warns the 7168 house surplus won’t fix the housing crisis but instead shows that the shortage is caused by unaffordable housing and low income levels. The u-turn on the housing Read more

Salvation Army highlighting Christmas housing crisis

Monday, November 25th, 2019

The Salvation launched its Christmas appeal, Monday, with a prediction that the need for transitional housing will increase by 35 per cent. The Salvation Army says comparing Christmas 2018 with Christmas 2019, it expects an extra 600 people to be in its housing this Christmas. 1187 people were in its centres on Christmas Eve in Read more

Humble service speaks louder than words

Monday, November 11th, 2019
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“Holiness transcends denominational boundaries”, said Pope Francis while meeting a delegation of the Salvation Army. The pope was quoting a comment made by former Salvationist leader General Andre Cox during a 2014 papal audience. During the audience, Francis also recalled the first lesson he ever received in ecumenism. He was four years old and met Read more

Big purple van takes on the rip-off merchants

Thursday, June 20th, 2019
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In South Auckland, the Salvation Army is running a mobile shop in a big purple van. The Good Shop is an attempt to disrupt the fleet of mobile shops that cruise low-income areas selling overpriced goods and offering loans at extortionate rates of interest. People with disabilities or a lack of transport are commonly targeted by Read more

Progress stalled in reducing inequality

Thursday, February 14th, 2019
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The Salvation Army has criticised the ‘wellbeing-focused Government’ for not doing enough to lift the most vulnerable New Zealanders out of poverty. This year’s report, Are you well? Are we safe? takes a wellbeing approach to social progress as a nation. The report shows a lack of tangible progress in key areas. “We cannot blame Government Read more

One in five Kiwis can’t afford Christmas this year

Monday, November 19th, 2018

A new survey has found that more than in five Kiwis can’t afford to celebrate Christmas this year. The survey, commissioned by the Salvation Army, found when asked to disagree or agree with the statement “I can’t afford to celebrate the festive season”, 23 per cent of respondents agreed. Read more Related Posts:Huge increases in Read more

Salvation Army says Canberra should expel diplomats with slaves

Monday, August 6th, 2018

The Salvation Army wants the Australian government to expel foreign diplomats implicated in cases of slavery in Canberra. This week the Australian Senate committee will hear evidence from industry and human rights bodies about the government’s draft Modern Slavery Bill. Despite media reports on the issue over the past year, the draft bill does not Read more

Salvation Army starts a mission in Samoa

Monday, May 21st, 2018
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The Salvation Army Church has arrived in Samoa. They began their mission last Sunday at their Worship and Community Centre in Moto’otua. Lat year a delegation from Auckland met with the Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoito seeking permission for the Army to establish a presence in Samoa. As a result of the meeting, Sa’ilele wrote asking the Army to Read more

Salvation Army: highest level of need since the recession in 2011.

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Poverty in the land of milk and honey is reaching critical levels as 336 new desperate families ask the Salvation Army for help each week. That is the highest level of need the Salvation Army has recorded since the recession in 2011. Continue reading Related Posts:Watties Donates 25,000 Cans To Help The Salvation…Salvation Army calls Read more

Salvation Army tells Andrew Little to put money where mouth is

Thursday, March 1st, 2018
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The Salvation Army is in favour of fewer people in prison. They say the Minister of Justice, Andrew Little, should put his money where his mouth is and to scrap the planned mega-prison. Rather than incarcerating people, the Salvation Army says the money is better spent on re-integration programmes. Former Justice Minister Judith Collins has sent Read more