Auckland Council is throwing its support behind Auckland City Mission’s ‘Auckland Angels’ appeal, helping to ensure Aucklanders in greatest need can celebrate Christmas after a particularly tough year. Collection points for food and gift donations will be set up at the council’s service centres and libraries from Monday 29 November until Saturday 11 December, between 9am and 4pm. “We want every Aucklander to be able to celebrate this special time of year, which is why this Auckland City Mission initiative is so essential – and why we are proud to support it,” says Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.