Posts Tagged ‘Street people’

Auckland’s homeless battle a wet winter

Thursday, July 6th, 2023

Bracing for the relentless onslaught of wet winter days, people living on the streets of Auckland declare themselves warriors in an unyielding battle to stay warm. In the last year, the number of residents notifying Auckland City Mission about the welfare of people sleeping rough has doubled. The notifications sounded the alarm on the dire Read more

Auckland City Mission relocated to allow redevelopment

Monday, September 24th, 2018

The Auckland City Mission has begun relocating its entire operation. It is shifting to a temporary site so the existing building in Hobson St can be upgraded. Its accommodation, food bank, medical centre and other services will be located a few blocks away at 23 Union Street until a $90 million redevelopment is completed. The Read more

Giving money to beggars makes the problem worse

Monday, July 24th, 2017

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┬áthe 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

Wedding couple’s gifts go to night shelter

Monday, March 20th, 2017

A Tauranga couple decided to forgo wedding gifts, instead asking their guests for a donation for the Tauranga Moana Night Shelter. The couple were gifted just over $2000 for the shelter and said they already had plenty of household appliances and cutlery sets. Continue reading