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Mentions of The Salvation Army Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit in New Zealand Parliament debates

The Salvation Army Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit has been mentioned in 98 parliamentary debates since November 2005.

Adjournment 6 Oct 2011

Hon ANNETTE KING ... been reduced in real terms by $16.80 a week. What has that led to? Members should go and visit the food banks and the Salvation Army. They should go around New Zealand and talk to real people, and they will see what has happened to many of them. Do ...

Crimes Amendment Bill (No 2) 2011

Second Reading 13 Sep 2011

SU’A WILLIAM SIO ... that we are addressing. I hear all the time from organisations such as the Methodist Social Services and the Salvation Army that the problems are much deeper and more complex, but that this Government is failing to recognise that. This ...

Domestic Violence Amendment Bill (No 2), Care of Children Amendment Bill, Adoption Amendment Bill - Third Readings

Third Readings 11 Aug 2011

SU’A WILLIAM SIO ... a young age but also to continue with the educational opportunities that are available to them. When we visited the Salvation Army last week it was very heartening, and very sad on another level because the staff had an air of concern about the work ...

Appropriation (2011/12 Estimates) Bill

Imprest Supply Debate 10 Aug 2011

SU’A WILLIAM SIO ... of the population of New Zealand. Let me reflect to the House on a meeting we held on Friday of last week with the Salvation Army. I am hopeful that by reflecting to Government members on the meeting we held with the Salvation Army and on what it ...

General Debate 10 Aug 2011

CAROL BEAUMONT ... Recently, when I relaunched the Stop Loan Sharks campaign in Onehunga, we had a number of people there, including the Salvation Army. We heard a story of a family of five trying to feed themselves on $80 a week—$80 a week on food for a family of five. ...

Finance

Cost of Living—Reports 14 Jul 2011

Hon Annette King ... costs of basic necessities—power, rent, phone, food—which have gone up, while according to Major Pam Waugh from the Salvation Army, who was speaking on the radio this morning, a lot of people’s incomes have stayed the same or reduced?

General Debate 22 Jun 2011

Hon ANNETTE KING ... in this country that is only a little bit unequal? I will first go to Invercargill. In Invercargill I visited the Salvation Army food bank and the budgeting services there. What did people tell me? The message I heard up and down New Zealand was ...

Supplementary Estimates - Imprest Supply Debate

Imprest Supply Debate 21 Jun 2011

AARON GILMORE ... Following the Budget, we had some interesting comments from two groups that I want to touch on. One was from the Salvation Army. It is not necessarily a good friend of the National Party all the time, but Major Campbell Roberts of the Salvation ...

Education

Budget 2011—Early Childhood Education 15 Jun 2011

Hilary Calvert I seek leave to table a table from Stalled, which is a state of the nation report from the Salvation Army, showing Māori participation rates in early childhood education.

Budget Debate 8 Jun 2011

Hon STEVE CHADWICK ... out and go around places like the food banks in their communities, which is where I went. I heard the story from the Salvation Army in Rotorua that there had been a threefold increase in requests for food parcels from families in Rotorua prior to ...

Budget Debate 7 Jun 2011

Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE ... and I looked through her books, her power bill, her phone bill, and her expenses she said to us: “I buy bras from the Salvation Army shop at 50c a pop, second-hand, and it was a bit rough because they went up to $2 and $3.”—and that is a fact. When ...

Budget Debate 7 Jun 2011

MOANA MACKEY ... like to know who the niche providers are. I visit a lot of housing organisations, and I would like to know. Is the Salvation Army a niche provider? Is the New Zealand Housing Foundation a niche provider? Is the Community of Refuge Trust a niche ...

CAROL BEAUMONT ... people having to go to a food bank because they make poor lifestyle choices. When Annette King and I visited the Salvation Army food bank in Royal Oak recently, that was certainly not what the people there told us. They have unprecedented demand ...

Weathertight Homes Resolution Services (Financial Assistance Package) Amendment Bill 2010

Second Reading 12 May 2011

Hon RICK BARKER ... Government who are responsible for training that the estimates are of 20,000-plus homes in Auckland alone. The Salvation Army in Auckland identified that Auckland is short by some 6,000-odd houses that need to be built. We have the rebuilding ...

Hamilton City Council (Parana Park) Land Vesting Bill

Third Reading 4 May 2011

Dr CAM CALDER ... Island, is a beautiful island. It was closed to the public for about a hundred years, and was owned and used by the Salvation Army in a bid to treat alcoholics and help them on the road to recovery. It has been opened up to the people of New Zealand ...

Housing Corporation Amendment Bill

First Reading 12 Apr 2011

Hon SHANE JONES ... to pass that taking a swath of the houses currently owned by the Crown and entrusting them to entities such as the Salvation Army, Māori housing providers, Women’s Refuge housing providers, or other options are worthy of us debating them, possibly ...

General Debate 6 Apr 2011

AARON GILMORE ... the time, it turns out he was getting votes to be senior whip and it obviously was successful. I give thanks to the Salvation Army and to my senior whip, Chris Tremain, who despite turning up in Canterbury in Hawke’s Bay colours, black and white, ...

Financial Review DebateAppropriation (2009/10 Financial Review) BillYear 2009/10 - In Committee

In Committee 22 Mar 2011

Hon ANNETTE KING ... they talk about children, maybe she would like to listen to those who provided a report for this financial year—the Salvation Army, for example, which released a report called Stalled. What does the Salvation Army talk about in that report? It says ...

CAROL BEAUMONT ... current economic climate. As my colleague Annette King said, the situation of child poverty in this country—and the Salvation Army report talks about this—is that 22 percent of our children are living in workless households where they are below the ...

Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Day Bill

First Reading 10 Mar 2011

JO GOODHEW ... on an exercise, were in Christchurch very quickly. Then we had the Student Volunteer Army, the Farmy Army, the Salvation Army, the other church groups that mobilised their own armies of helpers, the army of Government departments that swung ...

Third Reading 10 Mar 2011

Hon HEKIA PARATA ... many of the workers, whoever they were—whether working on restoring power lines or water, or for the Red Cross or the Salvation Army—were themselves directly affected by the earthquake. Despite that, they went out and provided the work that was needed ...

TE URUROA FLAVELL ...tāku he mihi ki te hunga ope tūao, arā, te voluntary army. Me mihi nui ki a rātou ka tika, ngā wātene Māori o te motu, Salvation Army, te Rōpū Hāpai Rū Whenua i Rangiora, Student Volunteer Army, Farmy Army, Red Cross, me ngā marae o te motu. I whakawātea...

Earthquake Recovery

Earthquake, Christchurch—Coordination of Response 9 Mar 2011

Hon MAURICE WILLIAMSON ... example is the coordinated effort by Ministry of Social Development staff, non-governmental organisations like the Salvation Army, community groups, and 400 volunteers in canvassing more than 70,000 houses in the suburbs most affected by the quake ...

Ministerial Statements - Earthquake—Christchurch

Earthquake—Christchurch 8 Mar 2011

Rt Hon JOHN KEY ... to the Government’s official Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, and to other appeals such as those of the Red Cross and Salvation Army. That money will go towards supporting Canterbury’s people and rebuilding Canterbury’s communities. Finally, I ...

Hon Dr PITA SHARPLES ... brought their teams to help us in our time of crisis. I also acknowledge local organisations like the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and the police. All those organisations of ours have given a mammoth effort down there. I am pleased, as the ...

NICKY WAGNER ... Volunteer Army, the Farmy Army, and contractors have shovelled up over 250,000 tonnes of silt. The Red Cross and the Salvation Army are out there doorknocking and checking on people, and churches and community groups have delivered thousands of food ...

Debate on Prime Minister’s Statement 9 Feb 2011

Hon NANAIA MAHUTA ... people will jump to help you, but if you don’t have any money or not enough, nobody really wants to know, except the Salvation Army, may God bless them. And when it comes to our young people, well, that is a really sad reality of what is happening. ...

CAROL BEAUMONT ... back out into the private housing market. There are people sleeping in garages throughout Auckland. This week the Salvation Army will be making its annual state of the nation report, and it is my expectation that it will say that the problem has ...

General Debate 10 Nov 2010

TE URUROA FLAVELL ... te kino i te pai. Koi nei te mea ohorere ki a au, ko ngā rōpū pēnei i a Problem Gambling, Poverty Action Waikato, Salvation Army, Family First. Ko Len Brown tonu te tumuaki hou o Tāmaki-makau-rau kua kaha tautoko mai i te wairua o tēnei pire. Ko ēta...

Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Bill

First Reading 14 Sep 2010

Hon PHIL GOFF ... I have seen the people out there in the streets, working long hours, and doing the jobs. I have seen the Salvation Army and the Order of St John working in the night shelters. They are doing that work in a way that lifts the lives of the ...

Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE ... of herself instead of thinking of others, even though she was more than entitled to do that. I met Michael, the Salvation Army worker who had, with his team, looked after folks by providing hot meals day after day, and I met Dave Pilkington, a ...

Hon JOHN BOSCAWEN ... and local government; it is all the volunteers, the members of the police, the army, the St John Ambulance, and the Salvation Army, as we have heard this afternoon. The ACT Party fully supports the Government’s proposed measures to assist the ...

General Debate 8 Sep 2010

RAHUI KATENE ... defence, hospital and health centres, the Fire Service, search and rescue, the Māori Women’s Welfare League, the Salvation Army, Ministers of the Crown, the media, and the hundreds of volunteers who have kept the city afloat. We thank them all ...

Hon PAULA BENNETT ... have announced a $2.5 million appropriation for counselling, which will mean working closely with Victim Support, the Salvation Army, and Relationship Services to get qualified staff from other areas to supplement the people who are working there ...

Third Readings 18 Aug 2010

Hon ANNETTE KING ... We ask them to do a lot of our “hard lifting” when it comes to people who are in need. So when we hear from the Salvation Army, an organisation I have a lot of respect for, we usually open our ears and listen. The Salvation Army said that ...

Social Assistance (New Work Tests, Incentives, and Obligations) Amendment Bill

In Committee 17 Aug 2010

SU’A WILLIAM SIO ... in our community, such as the citizens advice bureaux, the community law centres, the budgeting services, and the Salvation Army, has opposed this bill. I will read something that Presbyterian Support New Zealand said. It stated that “we find it ...

Hon ANNETTE KING ... from 1998 on the widows benefit. The next submission I would like to mention to the Minister is the one from the Salvation Army. Who in this House does not have admiration for the work of the Salvation Army? It works with people involved in drug ...

Estimates Debate - In Committee

In Committee 27 Jul 2010

DAVID GARRETT ... that end. New Zealand already has some halfway houses run by the Prisoners Aid and Rehabilitation Society and the Salvation Army, and they are doing a great job in trying circumstances. However, the research I have done suggests that what we ...

Credit Reforms (Responsible Lending) Bill

First Reading 21 Jul 2010

CAROL BEAUMONT ... and I’m as scared as hell.” There are many organisations that hear these stories and that support this bill. The Salvation Army says that it deals with people who are victims of loan shark activity daily. The activities of loan sharks in offering ...

PESETA SAM LOTU-IIGA ... seen the effects of these loans on our constituents. In fact, in my meetings with many budgeting agencies like the Salvation Army and other budgeting services, I have discovered that the problems are more far-reaching than this bill would address. ...

Budget Debate 26 May 2010

Hon PHIL HEATLEY ... of $12 million. That shows members how we can leverage input from the private sector or other housing providers. The Salvation Army received $2 million for 15 new rental properties. Other trusts, such as Habitat for Humanity, the Monte Cecilia ...

Taxation (Budget Measures) Bill

In Committee 21 May 2010

CAROL BEAUMONT ... in all honesty, those people across the other side of the Chamber can consider their actions to date to be fair. The Salvation Army, earlier this year, when it reviewed the first year of this Government in its document A Road to Recovery,

First Reading 20 May 2010

Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE ... in my electorate and around this country are chocker, but we will not see Gerry Brownlee and Bill English at the Salvation Army, at Presbyterian Support, or at the Methodist Central Mission, as people rock up day after day, trying to make—[Interrup...

Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2009

Second Reading 25 Mar 2010

CAROL BEAUMONT ... Auckland. Recently I was privileged to attend the launch of A Road to Recovery: A State of the Nation Report from the Salvation Army. The report talked about new housing building activity having plunged to a 20-year low. It looked at ...

Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Youth Courts Jurisdiction and Orders) Amendment Bill

Third Reading 24 Feb 2010

JACINDA ARDERN ... and young people. When I was young the seeds were being sown for our young people’s future criminal offending. The Salvation Army, the Youth Court judge, and any number of other people who work in the social sector acknowledge that Rogernomics has ...

Debate on Prime Minister’s Statement 16 Feb 2010

CAROL BEAUMONT ... foremost is the gap between rich and poor in New Zealand. I was lucky enough the other day to be at the launch of the Salvation Army’s state of the nation report, A Road to Recovery, in Royal Oak in the Maungakiekie electorate. In ...

Adjournment - Sittings of the House

Sittings of the House 16 Dec 2009

Hon PHIL GOFF ... had never asked for assistance before—thousands of additional New Zealanders. We have heard the same story from the Salvation Army, from the Citizens Advice Bureaux, and from the Family Budgeting Services. She told us a story about a woman who came ...

Domestic Violence (Enhancing Safety) Bill

Second Reading 22 Sep 2009

TIM MACINDOE ... those who work at the front line of this issue on a daily basis, whether running women’s refuges, or working for the Salvation Army, the police, the Child, Youth and Family agency, or one of the many other wonderful support groups and agencies in our ...

Appropriation (2009/10 Estimates) Bill

Third Reading 26 Aug 2009

JOHN BOSCAWEN ... would like to again quote from a speech that John Key gave as Leader of the Opposition at a function organised by the Salvation Army in April 2007. He said “In reality no one is ever going to be prosecuted for lightly smacking their child. But if the ...

JOHN BOSCAWEN ... was never intended to be enforced. I say to the National members what their Prime Minister said 2 years ago to the Salvation Army: if the reality is that people will never be prosecuted for lightly smacking, why make it illegal? Do not make it a ...

General Debate 26 Aug 2009

JOHN BOSCAWEN ... voting for. We owe it to them to listen. My colleague Heather Roy quoted John Key when he spoke at a function at the Salvation Army just on 2 years ago. John Key said: “in reality no one is ever going to be prosecuted for lightly smacking their ....

Social Security (Benefit Review and Appeal Reform) Amendment Bill

First Reading 19 Aug 2009

SU’A WILLIAM SIO ... of income, they generally go without some of the essentials. Some will turn to their families, their church, or the Salvation Army for support, but mostly they go without. Believe it or not, they go without breakfast and lunch and will have only the ...

General Debate 19 Aug 2009

RAHUI KATENE ... by a massive 75 percent since the maximum limits were doubled a year ago. They will be the same households that the Salvation Army has seen reporting in greater numbers than before for food parcels. In the 3 months to June there was a colossal jump ...

Prime Minister

Economy—Protection from Global Market Volatility 10 Aug 2011

Hon Phil Goff What does he say to Major Campbell Roberts of the Salvation Army, who, in commenting on the sharp cuts that his Government has just announced in its successful training programmes, ...

Hon Phil Goff Why has he cut the funding for the Salvation Army job training programmes, when its work outcome and training outcome from those programmes is at a very high level—over ...

Rt Hon JOHN KEY I do not have the details of the specific Salvation Army programmes, but if the member wants to put that question down to the appropriate Minister or as a written question, he ...

Rt Hon JOHN KEY Again, I would say the same thing about that programme as about the Salvation Army programme: I do not have those details to hand. If the member wants to put that question down as a written question or ...

Living Standards—Inequality 2 Aug 2011

Hon Phil Goff ... was a skerrick of truth to anything that was in that report, how does the Prime Minister explain that groups like the Salvation Army and the Auckland City Mission are reporting that more and more people are coming for assistance because the soaring ...

Vulnerable Citizens—Prime Minister’s Statements 5 Apr 2011

Hon Annette King If that answer from the Prime Minister is correct, can he then explain why the Salvation Army in Whangarei has seen an increase of 90 percent in food parcels since the New Year and is now having to ration them to ...

Hon Annette King ... Support Services of Hamilton, the Glen Eden food bank giving out 73 food parcels in 3 hours, and the demand for Salvation Army food parcels rising by 16 percent last year, indicating that there are a large number of vulnerable New Zealanders who ...

Tax System Changes—Effect on New Zealanders 23 Mar 2011

Hon Phil Goff Do I take it from the Prime Minister that he disagrees with the Salvation Army, which has said that right across the country there is unprecedented demand for food parcels from people who are in ...

Vulnerable Citizens—Number 16 Feb 2011

Hon Annette King If he is accurate in his claims, why did the Salvation Army in its state of the nation report—which he uses when it suits him—say that demand for food parcels continues to break ...

Prime Minister—Statements 17 Feb 2010

Hon Phil Goff ... at a level that was a pretty good result, given that 168,000 New Zealanders are now without a livelihood and that the Salvation Army reported to us last Friday that 30,000 more children are now living in households where neither parent is working?

Hon JOHN KEY ... come—[ Interruption] No, it was actually 2,000 people in the last quarter. One interesting point did come out of the Salvation Army report. The report showed that 69, I think, or 70 percent—it was either 69 or 70—of young people who live in homes ...

Unemployment—Current Rate 6 Aug 2009

Hon Annette King ... quarter, 40 new households a week seeking food parcels to feed their families, and 1,240 families reaching out to the Salvation Army for clothing, bedding, furniture, and other practical assistance?

Youth Affairs

Youth Initiatives—New Programmes 2 Jul 2009

Hon PAULA BENNETT ... which in just 1 month collected over 54,000 cans of food from school students, which were eventually donated to the Salvation Army and city missions. They also set a world record for the biggest canned-food structure. I commend those motivated young ...

Budget Debate 3 Jun 2009

JO GOODHEW ... downturn on their non-government funding. In my own patch, there are service providers such as the food bank, the Salvation Army, and budget advisory services that are certainly seeing an increase in the number of people passing through at the ...

Energy and Resources

Budget 2009—Home Insulation and Clean-heating Devices 3 Jun 2009

Hon GERRY BROWNLEE ... reports about the scheme. For example, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation has called the funding “excellent”, the Salvation Army has applauded it, and it has been welcomed by the Council of Trade Unions. The New Zealand Building Industry ...

Budget Statement - Budget Debate

Budget Debate 28 May 2009

Hon PHIL GOFF ... visiting a number of places in South Auckland to talk about how the recession was affecting people. I talked to the Salvation Army, to citizens advice bureaux, and to budget advisory services. The social cost that they reported to me from people ...

Parliamentary Service (Continuation of Interim Meaning of Funding for Parliamentary Purposes) Bill

First Reading 12 May 2009

CHRIS TREMAIN ... kept people calm. Although many others deserve to be thanked, I cannot finish without acknowledging the work of the Salvation Army, which from the word go had its mobile kitchen set up in Thackeray Street, and which fed literally hundreds of people ...

Social Development and Employment

Beneficiaries—Prime Minister’s Statements 24 Mar 2011

Hon Annette King Does she consider Major Campbell Roberts of the Salvation Army to be a reliable commentator on social issues in New Zealand; if so, what does she say in response to his comments ...

Hon PAULA BENNETT Actually, it is a good opportunity to thank the Salvation Army, particularly for the work it has done most recently in Christchurch. That has been really appreciated and has been a ...

Hon Annette King ... increased costs for rent, petrol, and milk—account for the biggest rise in food parcels ever given out by the Salvation Army?

Earthquake, Christchurch—Ministry of Social Development’s Response 8 Mar 2011

Hon PAULA BENNETT It has been working alongside non-governmental organisations like the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, which have been out door-knocking. It is also part of—sorry, I cannot remember the name of the operation; the one ...

Non-governmental Organisations—Minister’s Statements 5 May 2009

Hon Annette King ... to be announced, specifically exclude assistance for growing demand for services at a time when, for example, the Salvation Army has seen a 44 percent jump in the number of food parcels distributed in the first quarter of this year; or does she ...

Sentencing (Offender Levy) Amendment Bill

First Reading 12 Feb 2009

DAVID GARRETT ... stands up and says: “And reparation has been paid, your Honour.”, or says that $500 or $1,000 has been paid to the Salvation Army, that affects the sentence that is handed down. So I am not surprised that reparation is paid at a fairly high rate. ...

Sentencing (Offences Against Children) Amendment Bill

First Reading 13 Dec 2008

Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE ... preferable to meet those words with actions and refer this bill to a select committee so that organisations like the Salvation Army, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Plunket, Barnardos New Zealand, and the whole host of other wonderful organisations could ...

Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE ... a huge and sustainable impact around these issues. When Labour was in Government we backed organisations like the Salvation Army and Barnardos New Zealand. We worked with and partnered those expert organisations. We set up, for instance, the ...

Second Reading 13 Dec 2008

Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE ... why we have select committees. Why have them at all? Why allow members of the public and experts like Barnardos, the Salvation Army, the Children’s Commissioner, and others to have a say? National won an election, so according to National the people ...

Maiden Statements 10 Dec 2008

IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY ... of the reasons are financial, and I ask members to take note of the advice I have received from the Palmerston North Salvation Army and Methodist Social Services, that their food banks are now increasingly being frequented by low-income working ...

Taxation (Urgent Measures and Annual Rates) Bill

Second Reading 10 Dec 2008

Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE ... Mapp does not want to do that, because, then, the tax experts and the venerable social services agencies such as the Salvation Army and others would come in and point out the things that we are pointing out today.

Supplementary Estimates - Imprest Supply Debate

Imprest Supply Debate 24 Jun 2008

LOUISA WALL ... the policy; National has none. Now I want to highlight someone else who thinks that Labour has the policy. In the Salvation Army’s May 2008 press release, it said of our Working for Families tax credit and income-abatement increases: “Lower-income ...

Taxation (Personal Tax Cuts, Annual Rates, and Remedial Matters) Bill

First Reading 22 May 2008

HONE HARAWIRA ... country. I am talking on behalf of organisations like the Child Poverty Action Group. I am talking on behalf of the Salvation Army. I am talking on behalf of all of those social service agencies that have been calling for some real, basic relief for ...

Third Reading 22 May 2008

TE URUROA FLAVELL ... that cerebral palsy sufferer Helen Capel thinks that beneficiaries are the forgotten people. It is no wonder the Salvation Army has come out and said that there is nothing to support the hard-end group of people who are really suffering. It is no ...

Hon PHIL GOFF ... to be proud of. When I think of people who are working in the social sector, I think of Major Campbell Roberts of the Salvation Army, who has worked for people on low incomes for all of his life. What was his verdict on this Budget? He said that this ...

Financial Review Debate - In Committee

In Committee 19 Mar 2008

JUDITH COLLINS ... The departments that deal with kids in need are now bigger, and the reason is that more children are in need. The Salvation Army report of last year showed that the gap between the rich and the poor is becoming bigger under this Government. More ...

Debate on Budget Policy Statement 12 Mar 2008

Dr PITA SHARPLES ...e’s new sin: social injustice that causes poverty. A month ago the Early Childhood Council came out and agreed with the Salvation Army that the availability of early childhood education is heavily biased against poorer urban communities, adding that it ...

Misuse of Drugs (Classification of BZP) Amendment Bill

Third Reading 13 Mar 2008

Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE ... I take advice from the police, the acting principal at Kaiapoi High School at that time, drug rehab folk from the Salvation Army, and others, who convene meetings at Kaiapoi High School to reassure parents and educate parents to educate their ....

Second Reading 5 Mar 2008

LESLEY SOPER ... benzylpiperazine (BZP) and some equally passionately opposed to that. We heard from submitters as wide ranging as the Salvation Army, the pill manufacturers, and many individuals with many stories. We heard wide-ranging opinions about the need, or ...

Debate on Prime Minister’s Statement 19 Feb 2008

TE URUROA FLAVELL ... we offering when seven of the 10 people killed in the first month of this year were under the age of 30? Well, the Salvation Army is just one group that provides a view on Aotearoa. Its State of the Nation Report described us as a ...

Debate on Prime Minister’s Statement 14 Feb 2008

Hon DAVID CARTER ... Government has poured billions of dollars of additional resources into social welfare. But Campbell Roberts of the Salvation Army, no known friend or supporter of the National Party, was quoted as saying that that money had been squandered too. So ...

PAULA BENNETT ... hearing about the Plunket Society saying how wonderful the Government is today, I have been hearing about how the Salvation Army has said things, and Minister Dyson has stood up and said many things. I just thought I would finish with a couple of ...

Debate on Prime Minister’s Statement 13 Feb 2008

JUDITH COLLINS ... would actually work for us. We had a lot of things going for us, and Labour has squandered them. That is why the Salvation Army this week brought out a report on social services. The report pointed out that in the last 10 years social services ...

Hon Dr NICK SMITH ... time is up. Let us go to the issue of social policy. This is the headline in the Press, where the Salvation Army produced a state of the nation report on the issue of social policy. It gives the Government a very poor record ....

ANNE TOLLEY ... We have seen that happening in health and education, and we are seeing it again in welfare. I will refer to the Salvation Army’s state of the nation report, which it published this week. I thought it was great that it came out at the same time ...

ANNE TOLLEY The Salvation Army. This is not the National Party or the Business Roundtable saying this. This is by the Salvation Army. What did the ...

DARIEN FENTON ... funding boosts for community-based organisations. It is fantastic. The member Anne Tolley neglected to mention the Salvation Army’s press release yesterday that said the Government’s plan will deal with the issues that the Salvation Army had raised ...

Debate on Prime Minister’s Statement 12 Feb 2008

PANSY WONG ... because it has failed to make a significant improvement in the areas of real importance to New Zealanders. The Salvation Army’s first state of the nation report advised that after 9 long years of the Labour Government, more children are in the ...

Affordable Housing: Enabling Territorial Authorities Bill

Second Reading 4 Sep 2008

SUE BRADFORD ... housing compulsory for all districts. Other organisations found the bill inadequate, too. For example, the Salvation Army opposed the bill, despite its unquestionable interest in, and commitment to, affordable housing. It submitted that it ...

First Reading 13 Dec 2007

JUDY TURNER ... and to the committee that they look at some of the very fine work that has been done by the social policy unit of the Salvation Army, which has some fantastic recommendations about the way we could be making greater progress on the issue of affordable ...

Building Amendment Bill 2007

Second Reading 13 Nov 2007

HONE HARAWIRA ... the state of housing disrepair that too many homes in this country have fallen into. The housing crisis, as the Salvation Army has suggested, is best remedied by creating a New Zealand housing fund to finance affordable housing and affordable ...

Housing

Housing Innovation Fund—New Projects 21 Jun 2011

Hon PHIL HEATLEY ... for Humanity, who will build three 4-bedroom homes in Kaiapoi for affordable homeownership; $1.65 million for the Salvation Army to purchase 10 new two-bedroom units for older people in Auckland; and $790,000 for the Wellington Housing Trust to ...

Housing, State and Social—Housing Shareholders’ Advisory Group Reports 26 Oct 2010

Hon PHIL HEATLEY ... public the results of engagement carried out by our housing advisory group, which includes Auckland City Mission and Salvation Army representatives. The overwhelming majority of community housing organisations supported the 19 recommendations made by ...

Housing—Salvation Army Report 25 Feb 2010

MOANA MACKEY What is he doing to address the housing issues raised in the Salvation Army’s recent State of the Nation Report?

Hon MAURICE WILLIAMSON ... Housing only at lunchtime, I guess it will come as no surprise to the House to know that I have not, as yet, read the Salvation Army’s recent State of the Nation Report.

State Housing—Independent Advisory Group 16 Feb 2010

Hon PHIL HEATLEY ... from Fletcher Building, as well as those from the social housing sector, such as Major Campbell Roberts from the Salvation Army and Diane Robertson from the Auckland City Mission. We are confident that this team can help us make sure that the ...

Housing Affordability—Shared Equity Scheme 21 May 2008

Hon MARYAN STREET ... the scheme as “a fantastic initiative” and “very encouraging” for first-home buyers, while a spokesperson for the Salvation Army has said: “I think there is such a demand for this that it will prove a huge success.”

Housing—Initiatives 18 Sep 2007

Sue Bradford ... at least 2,000 first home buyers each year with a chance to buy their own home—put forward just the other week by the Salvation Army in its report Rebuilding the Kiwi Dream; if not, why not?

Hon CHRIS CARTER Last night, together with the Prime Minister and other Ministers, I met church leaders, including leaders of the Salvation Army, and we discussed this very issue. We explored a variety of options for how we can improve housing availability on the ...

Gambling Amendment Bill (No 2)

First Reading 22 Aug 2007

Dr PITA SHARPLES ... gambling-related harm than perhaps the figures tell us. So what does this mean in real terms? Well, in 2003 the Salvation Army surveyed people accessing food banks in South Auckland. Over one-third of the people applying for food parcels had a ...

Electricity (Disconnection and Low Fixed Charges) Amendment Bill

Third Reading 10 Apr 2008

HONE HARAWIRA ... to help measure the impact of social and income gaps on our nation’s children. In a similar vein, 2 months ago, the Salvation Army issued A State of the Nation Report asking what priority we have given to families and to the poor, ...

First Reading 26 Jul 2007

TE URUROA FLAVELL ... Pāti Māori i tēnei pire nā te mea, he take tēnei ka pā mai ki te katoa mō ngā mahi weweto kaihoko hiko. Ki tā te Hāhi Salvation Army, nā te kaha o te mana o nga koporeihana, kāore ngā kaimahi i te tino ngākau nui i te hapori i runga i te ngākau ....

... the basis of shared concerns from across the nation about the disconnection practices of electricity retailers. The Salvation Army has suggested that the corporate environment is so influential that staff are discouraged from making decisions on ...

Supplementary Estimates - Imprest Supply Debate

Imprest Supply Debate 26 Jun 2007

JUDITH COLLINS ... the wrong one to be involved in the welfare of those most vulnerable children. We need to support people such as the Salvation Army, we need to support families, and we need to support those who really know what they are doing in this area.

Urgent Debates - Corrections, Department—Ombudsmen’s Report

Corrections, Department—Ombudsmen’s Report 13 Jun 2007

Hon PETER DUNNE ... the Minister led to Scandinavia after the last election and the work that people like Kim Workman and those in the Salvation Army are doing—to provide a way forward. We need to be picking up that message. Yes, we have to take on board the lessons ...

Budget Debate 24 May 2007

Hon LUAMANUVAO WINNIE LABAN ... understanding of the good work of charitable organisations; and, of course, our hero, Major Campbell Roberts from the Salvation Army, said that the Government is to be commended for the changes. Our Labour-led Government recognises that charities ...

Justice

Criminal Justice System—Ombudsman’s Comments 26 Aug 2008

Hon ANNETTE KING ... they knew it all. They laughed at people such as those who work in the criminal justice system—Victim Support, the Salvation Army, and others—and said they would not take any notice of them. We believe that those people have something to offer.

Youth Crime—Government Pledge 24 May 2007

Judy Turner Does the Minister agree with the social policy unit of the Salvation Army, which, although agreeing that young people should be held accountable for their offending, suggests that better ...

Crimes (Substituted Section 59) Amendment Bill

In Committee 2 May 2007

JUDITH COLLINS ... because of the work of a good parent. I say that to the Committee because a few weeks ago John Key spoke to the Salvation Army conference in Christchurch about the need for this Parliament to move forward and find consensus on this issue, so ...

Hon Dr NICK SMITH ... will tell members what has changed. The leader of the National Party, John Key, gave a very thoughtful speech to the Salvation Army, saying that this was not good enough. All New Zealanders, I think, and this Parliament want law that makes it plain ...

Dr PAUL HUTCHISON ... cases. I consider that the breakthrough came when the leader of the National Party, John Key, not only spoke to the Salvation Army but then was prepared to talk to other party leaders to see whether there was a way through, and that has been ....

STEVE CHADWICK ... their advocates. I too can congratulate John Key; I have no problem about that. I met with representatives of the Salvation Army who raised the same concerns as those I am sure Mr Key met at his meeting. That does not undermine what we also did, ...

JOHN KEY ... them through those times and to give them the confidence that we are behind them. Ten days ago in a speech to the Salvation Army I reached out in a genuine attempt to see whether we could find a better solution. It was, I thought, a common-sense ...

Debate on Prime Minister’s Statement 15 Feb 2007

Hon STEVE MAHAREY ... Mrs Wong know? Does anybody on the National benches know? National paid no attention to poverty in the 1990s. The Salvation Army told us that the single biggest contributor to poverty in New Zealand was market-related rents. Mr Key, the muesli bar ...

Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Bill 2006

Third Reading 15 Nov 2006

TE URUROA FLAVELL ... Services Association suggested that we should remove asset testing in total as soon as possible. I am told that the Salvation Army presented a submission stating that the residential care sector had to be better funded. It was the Salvation Army’s ...

Corrections

Corrections, Department—Confidence 29 Jun 2006

Simon Power Is he concerned that reports today from a Rotorua prisoners aid field officer and Salvation Army manager state that prisoners released from jail reoffend in order to get back into a warm prison cell, and has he ...

General Debate 17 May 2006

Hon DAMIEN O'CONNOR ... justice conference, such as Dr Warren Young, Professor Pratt, Judge David Carruthers, and Bonnie Robinson from the Salvation Army. They are all learned people with a genuine commitment to try to move New Zealand ahead in this difficult area of ...

Legal Services Amendment Bill (No 2)

Third Reading 30 Mar 2006

Dr PITA SHARPLES ... time—but how much better it would have been to review the whole system once and for all. Just over a month ago the Salvation Army called on politicians to show what it called “ethical courage” and sign up to a multiparty accord that would stop the ...

New Zealand Sign Language Bill

In Committee 23 Mar 2006

JACQUI DEAN ... interpreter to represent somebody before the courts may have. Some 20 years ago I was a supervisor working for the Salvation Army. I supervised young people who were failing—or had failed—under the education system, who had left school, and who ...

General Debate 22 Feb 2006

TARIANA TURIA ... to me, and our jails are still bulging at the seams. In a report on prison and reoffending released today, the Salvation Army has recommended a multiparty agreement to deal with the issues of crime and punishment in a non-partisan way. The ...

Imprest Supply (Third for 2005/06) Bill

Imprest Supply Debate 23 Nov 2005

MARYAN STREET ... Government intervention, and I am not ashamed of it. I am proud of it. If we look at a recent report written by the Salvation Army called A Home I Could Own, we see that everywhere across the country it was reported, in relation to low-income ...

Obituaries - Rt Hon David Russell Lange ONZ, CH, John Finlay Luxton QSO, Hon John Howard Falloon CNZM, Rod David Donald

Rt Hon David Russell Lange ONZ, CH, John Finlay Luxton QSO, Hon John Howard Falloon CNZM, Rod David Donald 9 Nov 2005

... They had organised a fundraiser for the Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Salvation Army, and Rod spent the night in a cardboard box outside the Dunedin Countdown supermarket. He promoted the Taieri Gorge ...