Posts Tagged ‘South Auckland’

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

David Tua plays Santa for Ōtara schoolchildren’s Christmas Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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