Many Maori move from rural areas to the cities.

Heerdegen and Warrior

City Missioner Heerdegen and one of The Mission's youth programme attendees.

1980 -1990

Government standards for residential care increasing
  • A work rehabilitation scheme for long-term and cyclically unemployed began in 1983.
  • The Mission's community services headquarters moved from among the caryards and warehouses in Taranaki Street to Newtown.
  • Work with the elderly was extended through a home help service and a new day centre in Newtown.
Two Elderly Ladies