The Mission welcomes enquiries from media.

If you are a journalist wanting commentary from the Mission, please contact Ellen Lear:

– Email: [email protected]
– Phone: 027 700 1779

If you’re looking for a case study, the Mission is unable to connect you to people we support.


If your query is about Housing First, please contact Rachael Breckon at Housing First.

– Email:  [email protected]

Media library

Here are some of our most recent media appearances:

April 8, 2024

Stepping up to the role of CEO, mission driven leader Helen Robinson - Purposely Podcast

"There is this inherent dignity in each and every person, that is worthy irregardless of actually what has or hasn't happened, or has or hasn't occurred, to bring someone to our doors." - Auckland City Missioner/Manutaki Helen Robinson

Listen here

January 4, 2024

Hunger doesn’t take a holiday - Helen Robinson opinion

Written by Manutaki/Auckland City Missioner Helen Robinson for NZ Herald

Read here

October 8, 2023

The Wāhine Dinner helping homeless women find community

Written by Mildred Armah for Sunday Star Times and The Post

Read here

October 6, 2023

A garden for soul food

Podcast: RNZ's The Detail

Read/Listen here

May 14, 2023

Helen Robinson: The urgent need on poverty in the budget | Q+A 2023

Manutaki/Auckland City Missioner Helen Robinson interviewed by Q + A's Jack Tame about Housing First, Homeground and what people in poverty need to see from the upcoming budget.

Watch here

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