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Decision on Easter trading will impoverish communities

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 11:37 am | Caritas Aotearoa

A new government bill that will hand the decision to liberalise Easter trading hours to local councils will have serious implications for families and communities in New Zealand, says Catholic social justice agency Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand. Caritas ... More >>

NZ must ‘walk the talk’ on Pacific Islands' security

Friday, 31 July 2015, 1:18 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

31 July 2015 New Zealand must ‘walk the talk’ on Pacific Islands' security, says Caritas More >>

Timid climate change target will have long-term costs

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 10:12 am | Caritas Aotearoa

New Zealand’s timid climate change target will prove costly in the long term, says Catholic social justice agency Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand. Caritas Director Julianne Hickey says New Zealand’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions by only 11 per ... More >>

Challenge and hope seen in Pope Francis’ encyclical

Friday, 19 June 2015, 8:56 am | Caritas Aotearoa

Pope Francis gives both challenge and hope to the world in his latest encyclical Laudato Si’ (Praised Be), says Caritas Director Julianne Hickey. “We welcome and accept the wero (challenge) he gives to all of us to take urgent and radical ... More >>

Fairlie school raises $13,000 for Caritas Nepal aid

Monday, 15 June 2015, 1:17 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

St Joseph’s Primary School in Fairlie may be small in size, but the school of 45 students has shown they are big of heart by raising $13,000 for Caritas’ ongoing emergency relief work in Nepal. More >>

Bishop aims to transform attitudes with Parihaka resource

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 9:39 am | Caritas Aotearoa

10 June 2015 Bishop aims to transform attitudes with Parihaka resource Parihaka is the focus of a new educational resource produced by Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand at the request of Catholic Bishop Charles Drennan to help transform attitudes and ... More >>

Caritas calls for NZ to be leaders on climate change

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 4:16 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

It’s time for New Zealand to take charge and be a leader in climate change negotiations, says Caritas in a submission on the Government’s climate change target. More >>

Caritas reaches more than 100,000 with supplies in Nepal

Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 2:14 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas reaches more than 100,000 with relief supplies in Nepal It is one month on from the initial 7.8 earthquake that devastated so many areas in Nepal, and Caritas has now supported just over 137,000 people around the country with shelter, food, ... More >>

Benefit increase a step in the right direction

Friday, 22 May 2015, 12:37 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas has welcomed yesterday’s Budget announcement of an increase in base rates for beneficiaries with children as a long overdue step in the right direction towards addressing the poverty experienced by too many Kiwi families. More >>

Shelter a priority for remote villages reached by Caritas

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 9:24 am | Caritas Aotearoa

As Caritas' emergency response in Nepal moves into its second week and reaches ever more remote villages, initial Government estimates are that up to 500,000 houses may have been destroyed across the country - making shelter a top priority before ... More >>

Caritas working to expand relief outside Kathmandu

Friday, 1 May 2015, 2:41 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Almost a week after the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, and Caritas’ continuing relief work providing those in severely affected Kathmandu with emergency shelter, food, water and hygiene kits is being expanded outside the capital. More ... More >>

Caritas responds to massive earthquake in Nepal

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 11:16 am | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas is rapidly responding to a massive 7.9 earthquake that has hit Nepal. The epicentre was between the capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara. Extensive damage has been reported, with loss of life and injury. More >>

Mud, sweat and cheers: the Vanuatu recovery in relief

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 3:15 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Thigh-deep in the same mud being cleared from underneath our four-wheel drive, the tropical rain begins to pour down on us again and the challenges of distributing relief supplies outside Port Vila, Vanuatu become very apparent. We’re just half ... More >>

NGO cooperation helps residents reclaim neighbourhoods

Friday, 17 April 2015, 5:02 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Groups of local men and women have taken to the streets of Port Vila, Vanuatu to help clean up the neighbourhoods hardest hit by Cyclone Pam as part of a joint Caritas/ Vanuatu Diocesan Disaster Committee (DDC)-Oxfam ‘Cash for Work’ programme. More >>

Vatican singer new judge for Caritas songwriting competition

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 3:10 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas’ SINGout4JUSTICE annual school song writing competition for Years 7-13 students will be judged by a panel that includes Laura Collins, a Wellington singer/songwriter who performed at the Vatican earlier this year. Ms Collins performed at the Voices ... More >>

Caritas worker reflects on aftermath of Cyclone Pam

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 3:12 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Mark Mitchell, Humanitarian Programmes Coordinator for Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, witnessed the devastation of Cyclone Pam and has been part of the emergency relief efforts to get food and shelter to those most in need. This week he returned home ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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