Dunedin was the sixth most generous centre in a New Zealand-wide Salvation Army Christmas gift appeal.
Follwing a 40-year career as a Salvation Army minister working to help reduce child poverty and mortality in South Asia, Ethne Flintoff recently came home to Oamaru, after helping save the organisation from expulsion from Bangladesh, and picking up the Sallies' rarest of accolades on the way.
The Salvation Army faces losing a third of its budget advisers, despite growing national demand for its social services, including an ''alarming'' 31% rise in food parcel demand in Dunedin.
A Dunedin theologian believes the system of government in New Zealand is ill-equipped to deal with reports such as the Salvation Army's recently released 2013 state of the nation report, which tend to get swept under the rug.
New Zealand may be a First World country, but a growing division between rich and poor is leaving many citizens living in Second World conditions, Salvation Army Auxiliary Captain Gerry Walker says.
The Salvation Army released its State of the Nation report yesterday, summing up the nation's social progress.
Salvation Army community worker Blair McKenzie with the now-overflowing Salvation Army food bank following last Wednesday night's Wakatipu Lions' annual Christmas food bank drive.
The national choir of the Salvation Army, Spirit Song, serenaded Queenstown residents and visitors on the Village Green on Saturday, before the performance that night at St Andrew's community church.
The Salvation Army has gained resource consent to move into new premises in Industrial Pl to deal with an overflow of goods from its downtown site.
The Salvation Army in Queenstown is appealing for more public donations of non-perishable food and cash to stock its foodbank.
A former Nightline presenter, a TV3 reporter, the face of Postie Plus, the Queenstown Lakes Mayor, and a New Zealand ski racer were among those strutting their stuff on the catwalk in Queenstown on Friday night, helping to raise more than $3000 for the Salvation Army Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.
Fresh meat, new bottles of water and non-perishable food are donations the Salvation Army in Queenstown welcomes from Wakatipu residents to aid Christchurch citizens dealing with the aftermath of the earthquake.
The most important thing Queenstowners can do to help victims of the Christchurch earthquake right now is donate money, the Salvation Army said yesterday.
The Southern Lakes Christian School has applied for resource consent for change of use at the former Frankton Arms Tavern premises to include a child care centre and allow its use as a meeting hall for the Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army is hailing the "heartwarming" generosity of Frankton and Kelvin Heights residents, who helped fill a van with Christmas supplies during Wednesday night's second annual foodbank drive.
Apples and building inspectors are among Central Otago's contribution to those affected by the Christchurch earthquake.
When a $1000 cheque came into the Dunedin Salvation Army food bank, Captain Susan McGregor knew the organisation's reputation had not been tarnished by two convicted thieves.
The Salvation Army fears the conviction of a Dunedin couple for stealing $1000 worth of groceries destined for its foodbank has tarnished the reputation of the organisation.