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Auckland City Mission to host 2,000 Aucklanders at New Zealand’s largest Christmas lunch

January 11, 2017 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

MEDIA RELEASE: AUCKLAND CITY MISSION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 22nd December 2016  The Auckland City Mission’s annual community Christmas lunch will take place on Sunday, 25 December 2016, at the Viaduct Events Centre on the Waterfront 2,000 guests are expected to attend Doors open at 11.30am On the menu: 300kg of ham, 2000 chicken drumsticks and…

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Auckland City Mission desperate for financial support

January 11, 2017 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

MEDIA RELEASE: AUCKLAND CITY MISSION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 19th DECEMBER 2016  The Mission started distributing Christmas emergency food parcels and gifts on the 7th of December and up to 300 families have come to their Hobson Street Drop-in Centre for assistance each week day since then. This week, traditionally the Mission’s busiest, is expected to…

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This is what a ‘typical’ Mission client looks like – and she might not be who you think she is

January 11, 2017 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

MEDIA RELEASE: AUCKLAND CITY MISSION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 16th DECEMBER 2016 Brianna* has been sitting on the footpath outside the Auckland City Mission since 4:30am this morning. She’s 35 years-old, a full-time caretaker for her severely disabled brother and is doing her best to raise two young nieces. According to a survey of 105 people…

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Mothers and grandmothers make up majority of people seeking Mission’s support over Christmas

January 11, 2017 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

MEDIA RELEASE: AUCKLAND CITY MISSION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5th DECEMBER 2016  Mothers, grandmothers, aunts and other female caregivers make up the majority of those who need the Auckland City Mission’s support in December. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, thousands of Aucklanders in crises will line up outside the Mission’s Drop-in Centre on Hobson…

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Something wonderful cooking at Pt Chevalier School

November 6, 2016 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

3rd November 2016 AUCKLAND CITY MISSION MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Each week for the past few months, teachers from Point Chevalier School have delivered delicious, freshly-prepared pots of soup to the Auckland City Mission. Every pot is carefully prepared by students, who also contribute the bulk of the ingredients. School principal, Stephen Lethbridge, says…

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Penrose business delivering fresh, healthy produce to Aucklanders in desperate need

September 19, 2016 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

14th September 2016 AUCKLAND CITY MISSION MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Penrose-based social enterprise Ooooby has been providing fresh, local produce to the Auckland City Mission since its inception in 2010.  Ooooby, which stands for “Out of our own backyards,” delivers boxes of locally-grown, fresh produce to its customers on a weekly or fortnightly basis….

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Watch NZH Focus: Unsung Heroes Series

August 2, 2016 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

nzherald.co.nz  Unsung Heroes is a NZH Focus documentary series that portrays the stories of everyday New Zealanders doing positive things for the community. In this first episode, City Mission volunteer, Patrick Spillane shares his experience supporting underprivileged people in Auckland during four years. Directed and shot by Pepe De Hoyos. © Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing…

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NZ Herald: “Watch: Sleeping rough in 360 degree video”

July 11, 2016 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

 nzherald.co.nz Watch: Sleeping rough in 360 degree video 5:00 AM Tuesday Jul 12, 2016 People found sleeping on the street within a 3km radius of the Sky Tower had increased since the last count in 2014, from 147 to 177. Photo / Supplied “Sometimes all you see is a blanket and a pair of shoes,…

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Winter Newsletter 2016

July 11, 2016 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

Click here to download the Mission’s 2016 Winter Newsletter

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200 and counting – Central Auckland’s rough sleeper population reaches record high

June 8, 2016 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

7th June 2016 AUCKLAND CITY MISSION MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 200 and counting – Central Auckland’s rough sleeper population reaches record high Final figures have just been released following the 2016 Auckland City Street Count of Central Auckland’s rough sleepers, with this year’s total topping 200 for the first time since the Count started…

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