Low-income voters want support to get jobs was the key message delivered in the Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) waiting room today. Especially those who need ‘a second chance’ because previous criminal convictions are preventing them getting a look-in to the job market. One respondent was emphatic that “people change and we need another shot at a job”.
“When you cast your vote, please think of the impact on poorer New Zealanders” urges Downtown Community Ministry’s (DCM) Director Stephanie McIntyre.
“Low income people continue to endure a disproportionate burden of increases in the cost of housing, transport, utilities and food and have had no appreciable increase in income” says Stephanie.
Quoting the famous words of John Donne: “No man is an island” the new City Missioner Susan Blaikie reinforced this concern, speaking to DCM’s AGM earlier this week. Susan’s message to voters was to remember the significance of community.
Under alert level 2 we are able to run our recycling days, but there are protocols to be followed. Please wear a mask, as you will be inside, and observe social distancing if others are recycling at the same time. … Continue reading →
Our final concert of the year will take place on Sunday 10 October, St Andrew’s on the Terrace, at 3.30 pm – subject to Level 2 restrictions. (Please scan in and wear a mask.) We are delighted to present our Concerto Competition winner, Peter Gjelsten, playing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto – despite some programme changes […]
From the Middle C review of our Leonore concert, Saturday 31 July 2021 ‘Conductor Andrew Joyce drew real exuberance from his players… ‘Nowhere in this work is Dvořák more “Bohemian” than with the Scherzo, whose main body is a Furiant, an exciting, quick-moving dance-form seeming to move between two-four and three-four rhythm. Joyce kept his players on […]