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Latest News

See you all in 2021.  PNMSS will close from 2.30 pm on Tuesday the 22nd of December 2020, and reopen on Monday the 11th of January, with the first foodbank at 12.30pm on Tuesday the 12th of January.

I can't thank our staff and volunteers enough - they have not stopped serving the community (including constantly adapting the service to meet on-going changes) since we first entered level 3 in March, and I sincerely wish them a safe and relaxing break.

Palmy peeps, we look forward to serving you again in January.  We have counselling spaces available, so e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on the 11th.




Saturday the 28th of November 2020!  Leave a box of non-perishable food at your letterbox or donate on-line!  Food will be picked up between 4pm and 6.30pm,  Donations on-line can be made through www.fooddrive.org.nz or to the Food-drive account 02-0800-0004578-002.

A cardboard box filled with food and aroha.This year's food-drive is plastic-bag-free!  You should get a reminder brochure in your letterbox.  Thanks Palmy for your on-going support of this event!  We can only support the people of the City in their vulnerable moments with your backing!


Foodbank now open three afternoons a week!   5/10/20

We are excited to announce that now that we have central Government support for our service, we are able to extend our Foodbank opening hours to increase our service to the community.  Foodbank is now open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12.30 to 2.30.  We really recommend you come on a Tuesday or Thursdsay if possible, as Friday generally gets very busy.  :)

Technical Difficulties Resolved- 02/07/2020
Kia ora all - we apologose for the interupation to our services on the 2nd and 3rd of July while a major fix was applied to our fibre connection. Thanks Chorus for a quick fix, to Inspire Net and B & M security for assistance, and the PNMSS team for putting up with significant work interuption. connection.  

Services Fully Open - 18/06/2020
Counselling, Social Work, and Foodbank services are now open.   PTS is being offered  in-house, and SMA and CLG will commence in Term 3.
Foodbank is now open again on Tuesday and Friday 12.30 to 2.30. 
Sending well-ness wishes to all our clients and supporters.  We've got this New Zealand.
:) Kim

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