Posts Tagged ‘South Auckland’

Food havens feed South Auckland’s whānau in need

Thursday, June 17th, 2021
Whanau food havens

Fast food happened fast. The golden arches were first sighted in Porirua in 1976. Just 20 years later, there were 100 McDonald’s restaurants in the country. Nowadays, fast food restaurants are an omnipresent feature of the landscape of urban New Zealand. Kiwis flocked to the cities in the latter half of the 20th century, and Read more

New Catholic secondary school likely for South Auckland

Monday, December 9th, 2019
new secondary school

Long-awaited plans for a new Catholic secondary school in South Auckland are finally progressing. These plans were announced in a press statement last year by Catholic Education Office chief executive Paul Ferris. He said the Church had bought 25ha in Burtt Rd, Drury, South Auckland three years ago for a new 1,000-student, $40m co-educational high Read more

Disaster aid charity steps in to feed south Auckland families

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

David Tua plays Santa for Ōtara schoolchildren’s Christmas

Monday, December 11th, 2017
David Tua plays Santa to Ōtara children

David Tua has decked himself out as Santa to help children in Ōtara experience Christmas. He was supporting a team of businesses and volunteers. They wanted children of low-income families to know the excitement of receiving presents at Christmas. Tua’s appearance happened at Ōtara’s St John the Evangelist Catholic School. He was taking part in Read more

Sharing the cake: Vicar Mark Beale

Friday, March 18th, 2016

The first knock on the church office door comes 30 minutes into the interview. The next before the hour is out. The first is a problem that needs solving, the second a family that needs feeding. They say the Lord provides, but for the lost souls of South Auckland’s Clendon, His name is Mark Beale. Read more

De La Salle College to get Health Science programme

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

The Ministry of Health is to fund a programme at De La Salle College in Mangere aimed at growing the number of Maori and Pacific health workers. Health Science Academies, supported by the Counties Manukau DHB, have been operating for several years at some other south Auckland secondary schools. The goal is to develop a Read more

National denies churchgoers being coerced to join the party

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Labour MP Su’a William Sio has been approached by a minister, concerned members of his church have been coerced to join the National Party without understanding what they were signing. He says it seems a National Party advocate has taken advantage of the community’s deprivation. “Congregation members are being approached by a person claiming to Read more

SVDP helps kids by bringing new life to old computers

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

A group of young Kiwi men associated with the Society of St Vincent de Paul are helping bring underprivileged kids into the digital age. A project has been started by several men, some of whom are former Young Vinnies, to help give south Auckland children access to computers who otherwise wouldn’t have this. The men are Read more

Key addresses 500 Pasifika church leaders

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Prime Minister John Key spoke to more than 500 members of South Auckland’s Pasifika community on Tuesday. The meeting, with Pacific church leaders at the Samoan Independent Seventh Day Adventist Church in Mangere, was also a platform to promote National’s candidate for Mangere, Misa Fia Turner. Key says there had been a shift in support Read more

Cunliffe goes to Samoan Easter service

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Labour leader David Cunliffe attended a Samoan church service last night, as the party ramps up its efforts to woo the Pasifika vote. After an Easter Sunday service in Mangere, Cunliffe addressed more than 3000 people at the Samoan Assembly of God National Easter Conference. Labour is making a concerted effort to target voters in Read more