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Westport Vinnies nonagenerian celebrated

News March 2014 Westport breeds resilient people who are willing to help the needy, none more than Mrs Margaret Todd, the eldest member of the local St Vincent de Paul Society who has just celebrated her 90th birthday. The society congratulates Margaret and thanks her for her many years of service to the Westport conference.

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World Vinnies respond to typhoon disaster

World March 2014 Anne-Marie McCarten The St Vincent de Paul Society has asked members around the world to join in solidarity in the wake of the powerful typhoon that struck Tacloban, capital city of Leyte province, in the Central Philippines on 8 November 2013. International President General Dr Michael Thio, made the request on 13

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Havelock North Vinnies party

Palmerston North November Pat Sanko The Havelock North branch of the St Vincent de Paul Society celebrated its 50 years at the area Festival Mass on Sunday 8 September, a highlight being a birthday cake which a parishioner had iced with the society’s blue and white logo. After Mass and morning tea for the parish,

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Vinnies seek a fair deal for young workers

Schools October 2013 As part of the Caritas Social Justice Week (8-14 September) focus on ‘Meaningful Work for the Young Worker,’ Vinnies at St Joseph’s Nelson and St Peter Chanel School in Motueka heard representatives from Fair Trade discuss the conditions of the workers they assist in other countries. The students were shocked at the

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Disability aware

Schools October Philippa Winch For Disability Awareness Week in August, Vinnies at St Paul’s School Richmond organised an interactive display about living with disability which was open to classes and members of the wider community to view. The display showcased information and activities related to various disabilities as well as work that the Vinnies had

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Young Vinnies brings colleges together

Schools Nick Wilson September 2013 The annual gathering of Young Vinnies from Catholic colleges in the Archdiocese of Wellington took place on 18 August at St Patrick’s College Silverstream Chapel. The colleges come together to share information about the charitable works each is doing as part of the St Vincent de Paul Society. This doubles

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New host machines for Vinnies

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News Derek Johnson 5 April, 2013 St Vincent de Paul Society’s Wellington headquarters in Ozanam House Newtown needed part of a wall removed so that the old altar-bread making machines could be removed. The new machinery arrived from Papini Officina in Italy on 27 March and needed to be hoisted through the hole. Top, manager

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