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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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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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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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Answering the need of food insecurity

Answering the need of food insecurity

Pātaka Kai staff knew the demand for food would be huge, and it was – a substantial 45% greater than normal. Something had to give and, with seriously depleted food stocks, Visionwest has had to initiate an emergency food appeal. Each time a COVID...

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5 Days of Christmas

5 Days of Christmas

For the second year in a row, Visionwest joined with the Auckland City Mission and Glen Eden Baptist Church to create Christmas for whānau throughout West Auckland. For an increasing number of whānau, Christmas may be like any other day with gifts...

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Can Drive for Pātaka Kai

Can Drive for Pātaka Kai

“The new normal” is a phrase that has been used a lot this year. For most of us, this new normal has brought a range of challenges but has also created a space to reassess and reflect on things that are important: family, friends, and a better...

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Issues facing New Zealand today

Issues facing New Zealand today

VisionWest CEO, Lisa Woolley, was recently interviewed as part of a series on Shine TV in which six Christian Leaders from around New Zealand gave in-depth interviews talking about issues facing New Zealand today. When asked about social challenges...

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A place of transformation

A place of transformation

At Visionwest we understand that most people in need require more than just one service. The challenge is to determine the specific type of support required and to deliver it in a way that builds hope and trust. The Matapuna Whānau Centre is the...

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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...