16 Dec 2020

Papakura marae busy bringing Christmas with dignity to those in need

From Checkpoint, 5:47 pm on 16 December 2020

With nine days until Christmas - Auckland City Mission is gearing up to hand out tens of thousands of presents and food parcels to whānau in need.

But this year things are a bit different. There will be no queues outside the mission's central city headquarters. Instead boxes of Christmas goodies are being handed out from distribution centres across the city.

RNZ social issues reporter Sarah Robson headed to Papakura to find out how it works.