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World Food Day – Shining the light on food insecurity in Aotearoa

October 15, 2019 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

Over the last few years, the demand for food at the Auckland City Mission has continually and dramatically increased. Food insecurity is about more than hunger. Hunger is a physiological experience caused by a lack of food – a person can feel hungry if they are running late and skip breakfast. Food insecurity, which is…

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Auckland Council Food Drive

September 24, 2019 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

The Auckland Council is proudly supporting the Auckland City Mission with a food drive. Auckland Council Public Libraries are acting as local drop-off points for food with fifty-five locations in communities across Auckland. Non-perishable goods such as canned food (meat, fish, vegetables and fruit), pasta, rice, cereals, long-life milk, tea bags, instant coffee, and biscuits…

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Soap for Society

September 24, 2019 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

The Auckland City Mission is delighted to be partnering with Soap for Society, the Wellington City Mission and the Christchurch City Mission to make a real difference to New Zealanders living in poverty.  Soap for Society encourages people, and those within the beauty community, to donate toiletries to those living in serious need in New…

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12 Early Days of Christmas

September 8, 2019 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

Demand for Auckland City Mission emergency food parcels skyrockets.   The Auckland City Mission is facing an unprecedented demand for food parcels at the same time as it is dealing with a dwindling supply of stock to meet the need. New statistics show there has been a jump in demand for the emergency food boxes…

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ONE CAN – TWO CAN

August 19, 2019 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

One Can – Two Can is an annual appeal held by the Mission, which encourages schools, churches and businesses to collect non-perishable food items and funds for the Mission’s emergency food parcels. This year over 120 organisations participated and collected around 22,000 cans for the Mission. The official appeal ran from Monday 17th to Friday 28th June. We…

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern references our Family 100 research

May 1, 2019 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

Yesterday on TVNZ’s ‘Breakfast’, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discussed the reasons why more families are needing help, and referenced the Mission’s own Family 100 research project.

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Mission News: March-April 2019

March 18, 2019 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

In this edition we meet Tangi, our onsite Work and Income Case Manager, Debbie, our new Kitchen Manager, and Kelsey, our new Outreach Mental Health Nurse. We also take a look at some of the ways our supporters are helping fellow Aucklanders and we get an update on Project HomeGround. Download the full newsletter

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Government Announcement Synthetic Drugs

December 13, 2018 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

  MEDIA RELEASE: AUCKLAND CITY MISSION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 13th December 2018   CITY MISSION WELCOMES GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT  ON MEASURES TO TACKLE SYNTHETIC DRUGS   The Auckland City Mission welcomes the government’s announcement today that it will crack down on suppliers of synthetic drugs while investing in drug related health interventions. Auckland City Missioner, Chris Farrelly,…

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Mission HomeGround Project – Contractor Announced

October 11, 2018 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

Thursday 11th October Auckland City Mission HomeGround contractor announced. For immediate release. The Auckland City Mission’s transformational new development, HomeGround, has just taken an important step forward with the naming of the construction company to deliver the project. Built Environs, part of the McConnell Dowell group, has been selected to develop HomeGround on the Mission’s…

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Ira Mata, Iri Tangata: Auckland’s Homeless Count

October 9, 2018 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

“800 people sleeping rough in Auckland is 800 too many…” says mayor Phil Goff about the initial figures released from Ira Mata, Iri Tangata: Auckland’s Homeless Count. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12139566&ref=NZH_fb

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