Useful Things To Remember

A WINZ Cookbook

Many years ago WINZ found a lot of their clients seeking emergency food help could not cook at all. The Nelson office created a cookbook for those these clients. You may like to have a look at it.

Places to find reasonable rates of Interest

* Microlending sources do exist in Auckland. Have a look at both the Salvation Army scheme, the Auckland Women’s Loan Fund and the Nga Tangata Microfinance Trust.

+ The Nga Tangata Microfinance Trust’s mission is to alleviate poverty within New Zealand and build a more just and equitable society through economic and social inclusion. They advocate for and assist in the provision of safe and fair finance options that strengthen financial independence.

+The Salvation Army  Community Finance scheme offers affordable loans for approved people on low incomes (wage earners or benefit recipients). The scheme is a partnership between The Salvation Army, the Ministry of Social Development, Bank of New Zealand and Good Shepherd NZ.

This fund has two sources of money. A NILS  loan of $1000.00, no interest, available to those with a Community Services Card, have been living at their current address for 3 months and show a willingness and ability to pay the loan.

The second is a StepUp Loan with low interest, which helps to buy second hand cars, household appliances like fridges and washing machcsines. computers, medical. dental and funeral expenses, course costs and fees.

+The Auckland Women’s Loan Fund aims to create opportunities which enable women on low incomes to work toward financial independence. 

Bikes Available

Recycled bikes project for Refugees– can you help? Make a difference to another person’s transport needs. RASNZ also provides bikes.

Letters Written in Support

About the nightmare of forcing REAF students to apply for a Study Grant.