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Auckland City Mission Media Releases

Keep up with the Mission's latest media releases and commentaries - posted here as they're released. For media queries, please email Liam Willis, DDI: 09 303 9780.

June 27 2011 Media Release

Reliance on food parcels becoming a way of life
'For 91 years Auckland city Misison has provided food to people in extreme need,' says City Missioner Diane Robertson, 'but now reliance on food parcels is becomign an everyday part of life for many people.'

January 7 2011 Media Release

Unprecedented Demand this Christmas
‘Auckland City Mission has been stretched to the limits meeting the huge demand for support this Christmas,’ says City Missioner Diane Robertson. ‘During the four weeks of December, 3,500 people arrived at the City Mission seeking some form of assistance – a figure that translated into support for more than 10,000 individuals.’  

December 15 2010 Media Release

Come one, come all – to the Auckland City Mission Christmas Dinner
'Auckland City Mission is preparing to serve Christmas Dinner to 2,000 people this Christmas Day at the countres largest community Christmas celebration – and everyone is welcome.'  

December 2010 Media Release

Mission food stocks at an all time low.
Between now and Christmas day 2,000 people will come to Auckland City Mission seeking emergency help. The food parcels issued will provide hot meals for dinner, cereal for breakfast and fresh bread for lunch to 6,000 Auckland children.'

July 26 2010 Media Release

Ice Mission
'A mammoth two-tonne block of ice. Four high-security safes holding $40,000 in total. Three state-of-the-art robots shooting fire, water and steam in the hope of breaking through. An undisclosed warehouse location.'

July 26 2010 Media Realease

Donors generous but food stocks down
'Blankets and bedding have been flooding into the Auckland City Mission this winter, but food stocks are perilously low. The Mission is appealing to the public to donate cans of food at any ASB branch in the greater Auckland area as part of this winter's 'Can-it' campaign.'

July 21 2010 Media Release

Mission welcomes greater protection for Boarding House tenants
'Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act extending protections to those living in Boarding Houses have been welcomed by staff at the Auckland City Mission.'

July 7 2010 Foodlink Photo Opportunity and Media Release

Food-banks from Thames to Kaitaia celebrate
'Representatives from 60 food-banks between Thames and Kaitaia gathered today to celebrate the work of hundreds of food-bank staff and volunteers.'

June 28 2010 Winter Appeal Media Release

Winter weather makes povery harder
'There's no doubt that winter weather makes poverty harder. When the temperature drops warm homes, warm clothing and warm food are not just comfort items.'

June 21 2010 Orange Day Release

Schools supporting Mission to fill food-bank
'Auckland schools and Urgent Couriers are teaming up with the Auckland City Mission to ease the cold and hunger for Aucklanders who are struggling this winter.'

December 20 2009 Media Release

Auckland City Mission sees a sharp Increase in need this Christmas
'The Auckland City Mission is seeing a sharp increase in need in the lead-in to Christmas.'

December 16 2009 Dialogue

It's coming on Christmas
"It's that time of year when all conversations start with 'are you ready for Christmas yet?"

November 24 2009 Media Release:

MOTAT Asks Visitors to Dig Deep for a Worthy Cause this Christmas
'The Museum of Transport and Technology is encouraging Kiwis to spread a bit of Christmas Cheer this holiday season by purchasing a gift to donate to MOTATs chosen charities.'

November 9 2009 Media Release:

Donations of canned food are being sought from local North Shore business for the Auckland City Mission this Christmas
'3M New Zealand North Shore is the drop off point.'

October 29 2009 Media Release:

Making Christmas a happier occasion for Auckland Children
'Christmas is set to become a much merrier occasion for many children this year thanks to a gift-giving collaboration between the Auckland City Mission and online retailer

September 23 2009 Media Release:

Auckland's homeless putting down roots with community gardens at Bastion Point
'A partnership between the Auckland City Mission and Ngati Whatua will  see homeless Aucklanders work in community gardens at Bastion Point to supply fresh vegetables to Orakei Marae and to Mission services."

August 18 2009 Dialogue

The Changing Face of Food Banks
The City Mission's social services have experienced a 50% increase in demand for food parcels in the first six months of this year, compared to the same period last year."

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