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The Methodist Alliance

The Methodist Alliance is the formal alliance of the Methodist Missions, Trusts and Parishes that are delivering social services across Aotearoa. Our vision is a just and inclusive society in which all people flourish. The Methodist Alliance is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the bi-cultural journey.

Methodist organisations provide a wide range of social and community services including early childhood education, elder care, parenting, social work support, community development projects, budgeting, youth development, social and emergency housing, addiction, disability and mental health services.

Contact: Carol Barron |



CPAG’s blog What’s up with housing? But also what’s up with incomes? discusses the crises and government shortcomings in both of these areas.
CPAG is also launching KATHRYN’S STORY:  How the government spent well over $100,000 and 15 years pursuing a chronically-ill beneficiary mother for a debt she should not have on 1 July in Auckland.
Refer for more detail on all of these issues