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Climate action should prioritise the poor – Caritas Report

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 10:19 am | Caritas

Leaders from the Oceania region have gathered in Wellington today for the launch of the fifth State of the Environment report for Oceania. The Caritas State of the Environment for Oceania Report: Waters of Life, Oceans of Mercy is being released ... More >>

Everyone has a role to play to enable inclusion

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 12:50 pm | Caritas

People with disabilities want to be treated as people first - rather than by being defined by impairment and everyone has a role to play in helping bring that to fruition. That was the message from the 2018 Social Justice Week Workshop held on Saturday ... More >>

Caritas welcomes Budget direction

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 5:04 pm | Caritas

In welcoming the government’s Budget announcement today, Caritas says it heralds proposed changes that could help families, people on low incomes and the environment. The government will, however, still need to demonstrate how money reaches those at ... More >>

Kiwi aid worker heads to Bangladesh to help Rohingya

Friday, 11 May 2018, 4:00 pm | Caritas

Caritas Humanitarian Co-ordinator, Mark Mitchell, has just left for Bangladesh to assess the needs of Caritas Bangladesh as they provide aid to individuals and families caught up in the Rohingya refugee crisis, as well as to provide support on emergency ... More >>

‘No remedy for death’, says Caritas on Euthanasia debate

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 11:06 am | Caritas

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has spoken out today in opposition to assisted suicide in an oral submission to the Health Select Committee looking into attitudes towards euthanasia. More >>

No bricks and mortar in Budget’s new housing spend

Friday, 27 May 2016, 10:43 am | Caritas

Despite Budget 2016 taking small steps to invest in the wellbeing of families and individuals, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand says there is a noticeable lack of investment in building new homes – an important requirement to ensure all families can flourish More >>

Cardinal to launch beneficiary advocacy event in Upper Hutt

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 1:15 pm | Caritas

Cardinal John Dew will celebrate Mass on Tuesday, May 10 to launch an Archdiocesan ‘Benefit Impact’ event aimed at assisting and advocating for those in the Wellington region on a benefit. More >>

Caritas invitation highlights opposition to trading bill

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 11:54 am | Caritas

An invitation to meet with Caritas on Easter Sunday and discuss the social justice agency's opposition to the Shop Hours Amendment Bill has been extended to members of the Commerce Select Committee. More >>

International humanitarian standards should guide NZ

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 11:31 am | Caritas

New Zealand provisions for civil defence and emergency responses need to reflect internationally agreed Sphere guidelines for humanitarian responses. More >>

Caritas says the time to act on climate change is now

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 4:22 pm | Caritas

Urgent action must be taken to help communities in Oceania cope with the serious consequences of climate change and environmental degradation, many of whom have been struggling with these issues for more than a decade. This is one of the main findings ... More >>

Caritas welcomes Government decision on refugee quota

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 4:01 pm | Caritas

Caritas welcomes Government decision on refugee quota The Government's move to increase the number of refugees allowed into the country in the face of a public outcry has been welcomed by Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand as necessary when considering the scale ... More >>

Caritas Aotearoa NZ to provide Gaza humanitarian aid

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:38 pm | Caritas

Caritas Jerusalem is providing medical assistance, food and other necessities to the thousands of vulnerable people affected by the escalating conflict in Gaza, and Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is contributing an initial $20,000 to support the humanitarian ... More >>

Caritas pledges $40,000 to Tonga in wake of Tropical Cyclone

Monday, 13 January 2014, 12:06 pm | Caritas

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has pledged $40,000 in support of Caritas Tonga’s response to Tropical Cyclone Ian, which caused extensive destruction in the Northern Ha’apai islands on Saturday. More >>

Caritas launches Philippines Appeal – initial $100,000

Monday, 11 November 2013, 5:22 pm | Caritas

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has launched an Appeal and will contribute at least NZ$100,000 to relief efforts in the Philippines following the deadly impact of super-Typhoon Haiyan on 8 November. More >>

Youth encouraged to walk in someone else’s shoes

Tuesday, 27 August 2013, 4:42 pm | Caritas

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is launching a new annual fundraising event, the Caritas Challenge , aimed at schools and youth groups. It offers hands-on, informative and fun experiences to create solidarity with those living with poverty or injustice. ... More >>

Caritas pledges $100,000 to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Monday, 8 July 2013, 6:15 pm | Caritas

As the war in Syria deepens and people continue to flee across borders, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has pledged NZ$100,000 towards supporting refugees in Lebanon. Donations continue to be accepted from the public. More >>

Emotional support programme for Christchurch children

Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 3:35 pm | Caritas

As aftershocks continue, training begins tomorrow (Wednesday 15 June) in Christchurch for a programme helping children and teenagers deal with the emotional impact of the February and ongoing earthquakes. More >>

Samoa: threat of disease grows

Sunday, 4 October 2009, 4:05 pm | Caritas

“When you see flatbed trucks coming into the town with dead bodies on the back… I mean I’ve seen this on television before in different parts of the world, but I never expected to see it here in my lifetime in Samoa”, says Peter Bendinelli, ... More >>

Reconciliation Foreshadowed in Foreshore report

Tuesday, 7 July 2009, 9:53 am | Caritas

Catholic social justice agency Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand welcomes the Ministerial Review Panel’s Foreshore and Seabed Review report as a practical and pragmatic approach to one of the most divisive issues of recent years, which gives an opportunity ... More >>

Don’t contract out punishment Caritas says

Wednesday, 1 July 2009, 4:51 pm | Caritas

Management of prisons should not be contracted out, Catholic social justice agency Caritas told Parliament’s Law and Order Select Committee today. More >>

 

 

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