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Vodafone Kokinga Kai Campaign

Vodafone Kokinga Kai Campaign

Matariki is a time for coming together, to eat and laugh together. To support the thousands of people who experience food insecurity in Aotearoa, we [The Vodafone Foundation] have partnered with VisionWest Community Trust in Auckland and the City...

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National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu. National Volunteer Week – June 20 – 26. It’s estimated that 1.2 million people put in volunteer hours to support local charities, groups and organisations throughout Aotearoa. As part of National Volunteer Week, we want to...

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Simon’s Story

Simon’s Story

“It was like a big blanket washed over me…” Through no fault of his own, Simon (not his real name) became a part of New Zealand’s homelessness statistics. Leaving behind a successful business, he moved to Christchurch to become caregiver to his...

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Visionwest Response to Budget 2021

Visionwest Response to Budget 2021

Visionwest Response to Budget 2021. On May 20th, the Government released its 2021 Budget which included a number of initiatives to help vulnerable whānau as we seek to recover from the effects of COVID and its financial ramifications which have...

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Busby Street Opening

Busby Street Opening

17 new homes = 17 whānau housed! 17 new homes means 17 whānau who have been struggling to find a place to live will now have a warm, dry and safe home. At dawn on Wednesday May 19th, between the showers, Visionwest opened our latest housing complex...

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Building is a blessing to the community

Building is a blessing to the community

Visionwest has purchased the vacant Salvation Army church building at 275 Glengarry Road, Glen Eden to cope with growth on its Glendale Rd site. On Wednesday, April 21st, a number of representatives from Visionwest, the Salvation Army and Glen Eden...

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Hine’s Story

Hine’s Story

As an 18-year-old, Hine was living on the street. Three years later, she is securely housed in an immaculately kept West Auckland flat managed by Visionwest. Friendly and articulate, she says her biggest goal is finding a regular job and, one day,...

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Daniel and Emma’s Story

Daniel and Emma’s Story

Living in a Visionwest house in the Luke St transitional housing development, Daniel and Emma are loving life. Daniel has his dream job, they have safe and comfortable housing, their five children are happy, and their relationship has never been...

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Support Was A Lifeline

Support Was A Lifeline

Shannon* had been receiving food parcels from Visionwest’s Pātaka Kai to help her through a really tough time. Shannon is a single mum who, whilst looking for work, found herself struggling to make ends meet. Rising living costs and increasing rent...

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Community Connection

Community Connection

Jody* is too unwell and vulnerable to work but in order to access the government support she needs, she had to complete an online application form. For Jody this was a major barrier. She doesn’t own a computer and has no idea what an online form...

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Vodafone Kokinga Kai Campaign

Vodafone Kokinga Kai Campaign

Matariki is a time for coming together, to eat and laugh together. To support the thousands of people who experience food insecurity in Aotearoa, we [The Vodafone Foundation] have partnered with...