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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 >>

Caritas communities prepare as cyclone approaches Tonga

Friday, 10 January 2014, 5:09 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is preparing to support Caritas Tonga’s response to Tropical Cyclone Ian, which is due to hit the islands of Ha’apai and Va’vau later today. More >>

One Month On and One Million Donated to Philippines Recovery

Saturday, 7 December 2013, 12:26 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

One month on from Typhoon Haiyan, more than 10 million Filipinos are working hard to rebuild their lives. ‘With a million homes damaged or destroyed and the livelihoods of 5 million people impacted, the scale of need is immense’, says Caritas director ... More >>

Caritas responds to drought in central Tonga

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 6:24 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas responds to drought in central Tonga A four-month drought in the central Tongan island group of Ha’apai is putting stress on drinking water supplies already diminished by saltwater intrusion. Some people – especially women and children ... More >>

New horizons for Caritas

Friday, 29 November 2013, 11:20 am | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is embarking on a transformation process as its support base grows, and to meet the challenges of a constantly changing world. More >>

NZer heads international team responding in Philippines

Friday, 15 November 2013, 3:59 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Mark Mitchell, a New Zealand emergency response expert, is leading the international Caritas relief team which has been brought together to support Caritas Philippines. This is in response to the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan. Mark leads ... More >>

New resource to remember Parihaka

Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 2:42 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

The Catholic social justice agency Caritas has prepared a resource booklet to help parishes, schools and groups reflect on the significance of the Parihaka story today. More >>

Employment law must draw together, not drive apart

Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 5:08 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Employment law must contribute to inclusion and encounter in the workplace, rather than encourage labour markets to treat young workers as disposable items in a disposable society, Caritas told a Parliamentary Select Committee this week. More >>

Social Justice: Young people's experience in the workplace

Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 3:37 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Young people’s experiences finding secure, stable employment come under the spotlight at a social justice seminar at St Joseph's parish, Mt Victoria, Wellington this Thursday 22 August, 7.30-9pm. More >>

Social housing reforms must strengthen communities - Caritas

Thursday, 15 August 2013, 2:33 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

‘There’s no place like home’ on violin played in support of Caritas’ submission on the Social Housing Reform Bill this week. Caritas Advocacy Coordinator Lisa Beech played the violin as part of her state housing story to show that housing reforms ... More >>

Human rights better protected in written constitution

Friday, 9 August 2013, 2:57 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Basic human rights would be better protected if a revised and strengthened Bill of Rights became part of a formal, written New Zealand constitution, says Catholic social justice agency Caritas in a submission on the government’s Constitutional Review. More >>

Take the time to plan homes and communities – Caritas

Friday, 17 May 2013, 3:21 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Rushing legislation to implement new housing policy could actually undermine promising new housing initiatives in the 2013 Budget, says Catholic social justice agency Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand. More >>

Caritas songwriting contest winners announced

Friday, 10 May 2013, 2:49 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Catholic social justice agency Caritas has added its contribution to New Zealand Music Month by announcing two winners from opposite ends of the country for its annual Singout4Justice songwriting contest. More >>

Caritas Committed To Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Friday, 22 February 2013, 3:17 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand Media Release – For Immediate Release 22 February 2013 Caritas Committed To Canterbury’s Long-Term Earthquake Recovery Two years on from the February 2011 Canterbury earthquake, Catholic agency Caritas is maintaining ... More >>

Caritas supports living wage concept – rate can be debated

Thursday, 14 February 2013, 3:16 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

The poverty of people in work must be addressed through ensuring wages are sufficient to ensure lives of dignity, says Catholic social justice agency Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand. More >>

Caritas mobilises in Pacific for cyclone relief

Monday, 17 December 2012, 2:22 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas agencies in the Pacific are mobilising to provide cyclone relief and assistance to thousands of people in Samoa, Fiji and elsewhere affected by Cyclone Evan. Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has launched an Appeal for Pacific Cyclone Relief, and is committing ... More >>

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