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Caritas responding to growing homeless crisis in Vanuatu

Friday, 20 March 2015, 3:46 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas responding to growing homeless crisis in Vanuatu With more than half the population of Vanuatu homeless, the arrival in Port Vila of 2,000 tarpaulins in the next few days, to be used as temporary shelters, will enable Caritas to respond directly ... More >>

Public input needed on food in schools

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 4:26 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Public input needed on food in schools Government policy on providing food in schools needs input from families, teachers and students themselves, says Catholic social justice agency Caritas. Caritas' position is based on a small-scale research report ... More >>

Vanuatu Bishop says shelter a priority in Caritas response

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 8:50 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

As Caritas staff members head for Vanuatu to help coordinate humanitarian relief efforts after Cyclone Pam, reports are coming in from partners on the ground that shelter continues to be one of the biggest needs. More >>

Needs of vulnerable more important than potential tax cuts

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 2:49 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Catholic social justice agency Caritas says the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable in New Zealand today are more important than potential tax cuts in 2017. In a written submission to Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Select Committee, the Catholic ... More >>

Caritas cautions against undermining RMA

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 3:05 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

The proposed Resource Management Act changes must keep promotion of sustainable environmental management as the main purpose of the Resource Management Act, and not use affordable housing as camouflage for significant changes, says Caritas. More >>

Typhoon Hagupit response highlights success

Monday, 8 December 2014, 4:18 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Despite 220kph winds and heavy rains lashing the Philippines since Typhoon Hagupit (known locally as Typhoon Ruby) made landfall on Saturday, casualties from the storm have been minimal thanks in large part to aid organisations like Caritas working ... More >>

Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill "rushed"

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 4:14 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops and Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand say the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill is being rushed too fast through Parliament, and is not specific enough. The Catholic Church recognises the urgency of responding ... More >>

Teaching students to be protectors of the environment

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:59 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Warawara Forest resource aims to teach students to be protectors of the environment Caritas has developed an 80 page guide for teachers in ways to nurture kaitiakitanga (stewardship) of the Warawara Forest in Northland. It is called Te Warawara: Te Wairua ... More >>

Pacific climate funding must prioritise the poor

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 12:01 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas supports the government’s prioritising of the Pacific for direct climate change related funding, rather than making a major contribution to the global Green Climate Fund. More >>

Oceania voices lend weight to urgency of climate action

Monday, 3 November 2014, 5:28 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Voices from Oceania recently gathered by Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand in an environment report lend weight to the latest United Nations report calling for dramatic cuts in fossil fuel use to avoid catastrophic and irreversible climate change impacts. More >>

Voices from Oceania to speak out on climate change

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 2:13 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Voices from Oceania to speak out on climate change at launch of Pacific environment report More >>

Traditional local knowledge helps Tonga face climate change

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:17 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

In the face of increasingly severe storms and changing weather patterns causing drought and floods, Caritas in Tonga is integrating traditional local knowledge of plants and weather warnings with scientific observations to help communities prepare and ... More >>

Oceania voices on environment loud and strong

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:04 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

While money and energy continues to be spent on global talks about climate change, Pacific islanders are scrambling to build sea walls out of sticks, stones, shells and coral, to protect their lands and homes from erosion and rising sea levels. This ... More >>

Caritas among first responders offering relief in Iraq

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 9:08 am | Caritas Aotearoa

As the plight of Iraqis fleeing persecution reaches tragic levels, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has pledged an initial $10,000 to support the work of Caritas in Iraq to provide humanitarian aid to thousands of families affected by the war and sectarian ... More >>

Caritas advocates make impact on benefits at annual event

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 2:19 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Representatives of New Zealand Catholic groups are among 40 benefit advocates that have gathered in Auckland to support people living on benefits at the Mangere Benefit Impact being held at the Mangere office of Work and Income New Zealand from 5-7 August. More >>

Over 6,000 youth take part in fundraiser for Solomon Islands

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 11:33 am | Caritas Aotearoa

A nationwide awareness and fundraising event for Solomon Islands, which was over a year in planning, became all the more significant due to flash floods which devastated the country on Friday. More >>

Eight dead and 15,000 flee as floods hit Solomon Islands

Saturday, 5 April 2014, 12:51 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

The worst flooding in 28 years to hit Solomon Islands has resulted in eight deaths and 15,000 people fleeing their homes. Three days of heavy rains caused the flash floods which have washed out roads and destroyed bridges in the capital of Honiara. ... More >>

New Zealand head of Bethlehem University to speak in Wgtn

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 10:03 am | Caritas Aotearoa

The New Zealander who heads Bethlehem University in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, is speaking in Wellington tomorrow about providing education where curfews, travel restrictions and military checkpoints are all daily challenges faced by students ... More >>

Disaster continues for cyclone hit communities in Tonga

Monday, 27 January 2014, 2:56 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

The director of Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, Julianne Hickey, says the disaster continues for communities in Tonga where lives and homes have been destroyed by Cyclone Ian. “The emergency isn’t over for people facing huge challenges as they start ... More >>

Caritas pledges $40,000 to Tonga

Monday, 13 January 2014, 12:08 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

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 >>



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