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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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Sit and Knit

May 25, 2016 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

WANTED: 1000 KNITTED PEGGY SQUARES BY 18 JUN Keep up your end of the stick. There are many who are working almost night and day for the comfort of our boys, but again there are many who have spare time, doing very little. Not knowing how to knit is no excuse. Anyone could learn with…

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Kicking them when they’re down: A distinction must be made between “beggars,” “rough sleepers” and “criminals”

May 2, 2016 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

20th April 2016  The Auckland City Mission is urging the public to remember that there is a difference between “rough sleepers,” “beggars” and “criminals.” A series of articles published in the media over the past week refer to “rough sleepers,” “beggars,” “rough people” and “criminals” interchangeably, when in fact these are often entirely separate groups….

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The record no one wants to break: Auckland City Mission on track to distribute highest-ever number of food parcels in 2016

May 2, 2016 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

23rd March 2016 The number of people coming to the Auckland City Mission for emergency food support is on the rise. In the past eight months, the organisation – which provides food parcels to individuals and families in crises – has distributed as many food parcels as it did in the entire 12 months prior….

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Auckland City Mission Announcement

October 8, 2015 Posted in Crisis Care, Uncategorised by acm_update

Dame Diane Robertson has announced that, after 22 years of service at the City Mission, she is leaving her role as Auckland City Missioner and will finish at Christmas. Dame Diane was the first female, non-clergy City Missioner and her strong and innovative leadership has made the City Mission one of Auckland’s leading social service…

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