Posts Tagged ‘Works of Charity’

SERF helping from Hari Hari to Haast and beyond

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Evangelization has many faces say, Father Mike Mahoney, the parish priest of South Westland. Franz Josef is part of the parish, and there are over 200 people there who have lost their jobs because there are no longer any foreign tourists. Many of these migrant workers cannot go home because there are no flights. In Read more

Catholic social agencies’ extraordinary Covid-19 support

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Catholic social agencies have been helping women’s refuges, foodbanks, whanau in remote regions and many others with a $25,000 special Tindall Foundation grant aimed at relieving some of the hardship caused by the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. Siobhan Dilly, executive officer of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, said Catholic agencies have been distributing the extra Read more

Dilmah tea founder honoured for fair trade practice and charity work

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Supporting the underprivileged and operating ethically have been at the centre of Dilmah founder Merrill Fernando’s philosophy over his long career. Fernando, the man well known for his “Do try it” slogan, founded tea company Dilmah in Sri Lanka in 1988. It is now one of the world’s largest tea brands and is well known Read more

Measles epidemic in Samoa – Caritas provides helping hands

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

In Samoa, fifty-three people are now dead, after having contracted measles. More than 3000 people have now been infected with the disease and doctors say the death toll is likely to rise. George Fa’alogo, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s (CANZ) humanitarian coordinator, is in close contact with Caritas Samoa. He says, “We’re at a loss to Read more

Café aims to end homelessness

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Merge on Auckland’s Karangahape Rd is a place of welcome for many, including those without homes. An aim, though, is to support them into living in homes. Amid artwork and a library of donated books, people can sit at large tables and eat together, no matter whether they are working in the area, living on Read more

Orange Sky brings mobile laundry and shower to Wellington

Saturday, October 5th, 2019
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A small crowd gathered, Wednesday, outside the City Mission, Newtown, to welcome the first Orange Sky van to Wellington. The custom-built-van is fitted with a shower, two washing machines and a clothes dryer, and open to use for anyone living without these necessities. Kris F’afoi, the associate minister for housing, and local member of parliament Read more

Developer promises millions to provide housing for most in need

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Ian Cassels, a well known Wellington property developer, has pledged to set aside $10,000 for charity from the profit of every high-end home he sells. Houses and apartments sold for over $800,000 would generate a donation to Wellington City Mission. The money will come from developments in the pipeline like Erskine College, inner-city apartments, and Read more

TV Story on Kiwis volunteering for a Christian Medical Charity

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Every year a bunch of Kiwis head to West Africa to volunteer onboard an enormous hospital ship run by a Christian charity called Mercy Ships. Surgeons, nurses, physiotherapists and radiographers providing surgeries to thousands of patients from the world’s poorest countries. Tumour removal, facial reconstruction, cataract removal/lens implants, cleft lip and palate reconstruction and orthopaedics Read more

Auckland City Council hikes rates for churches

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

The Auckland Council will urgently review the rates bills of the city’s churches after hundreds were issued huge rises. One church in central Auckland, which asked not to be named, received an increase of 6900 percent, from $400 to $28,000. The council issued new rates bills, without consultation, to the churches earlier this month, claiming Read more

Church’s hot-dog ministry surpasses 400,000 served

Monday, March 5th, 2018

A Christian church in  Kansas City that gives out free lunches each Thursday wracked up its 400,000th free hot-dog at the end of last year. The church has served lunch to students and citizens through a unique hot-dog ministry that was started in 2004 by late Joyce Kenslow. Her work has continued through the efforts Read more