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Christmas From The Heart 2022 – 9,035 people supported

Christmas From The Heart 2022 – 9,035 people supported

Into its fourth year, Christmas From The Heart aims to help West Auckland families and individuals who are finding things tough by providing essential food items, Christmas food to enable whānau to enjoy a celebratory dinner on Christmas Day and,...

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Food and Financial Hardship Report Released

Food and Financial Hardship Report Released

Visionwest Waka Whakakitenga have released their latest community Impact Report. The One Hundred Whānau Food and Financial Hardship Report is based on the findings of an in-depth survey and interviews of 100 randomly selected Visionwest clients,...

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Whata Manaaki Opening

Whata Manaaki Opening

On Wednesday 10 November, Whata Manaaki, our new food and goods warehouse, was officially opened. The extra space Whata Manaaki provides will enable us to hold more kai at any one time and function as an effective distributor of food to those who...

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The Increased Cost of Living – we’re all feeling it

The Increased Cost of Living – we’re all feeling it

With food prices reported to be up 8.3%, rental costs escalating and petrol prices at an all-time high, the impact of the increased cost of living on West Auckland families cannot be overestimated. In Visionwest’s Community Trust’s recent “Whānau...

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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2022

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2022

This week, all across Aotearoa New Zealand, people celebrated Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week. This year it has included a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of te Petihana Reo Māori – the Māori Language Petition. The petition,...

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Visionwest Wins at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards

Visionwest Wins at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards

Having enjoyed success at the North-West zone Westpac Business Awards earlier this year, Visionwest have now taken out the Excellence in Strategy and Planning Award at the Auckland-Wide event. We were also finalists in the Supreme Business...

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National Volunteer Week 2022 – Rajeev’s Story

National Volunteer Week 2022 – Rajeev’s Story

More than one million people across Aotearoa volunteer for an organisation, contributing $4 billion to the economy. Much more happens within communities and informally between people. 15 – 22 June 2022 is National Volunteer Week At Visionwest we...

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Visionwest’s Response to Budget 2022.

Visionwest’s Response to Budget 2022.

On May 19th, the Government released its 2022 Budget which included a number of initiatives to help vulnerable whānau in our communities. Many of these initiatives focus on a proactive strategy to recover from the effects of COVID. Within the...

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Visionwest’s Christmas From The Heart 2021 Final Report

Visionwest’s Christmas From The Heart 2021 Final Report

The long-term financial challenges faced by many in our local communities mean that every year some whānau miss out on food over Christmas. 2021 was no different except that this year, the demand was accentuated by the presence of COVID. Leading up...

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