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Paris to the Pacific: putting COP21 agreement into practice

Monday, 11 January 2016, 11:28 am | Caritas Aotearoa

In the wake of the historic climate agreement in Paris, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is wasting no time in contributing to a global movement responding to climate change. More >>

Caritas welcomes historic climate conference agreement

Sunday, 13 December 2015, 7:36 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

The historic agreement reached at the global climate conference in Paris today has been welcomed by Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand as a strong and transformative deal that provides hope for a better future. More >>

Human rights ‘non-negotiable’ at Paris Climate Conference

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 5:16 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

In Paris for the United Nations climate conference, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand Director Julianne Hickey is deeply concerned that human rights issues have been left out – or significantly downgraded – in the global climate agreement currently ... More >>

Caritas Director to speak at Paris Climate Conference

Friday, 27 November 2015, 1:40 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand Director, Julianne Hickey, will bring the voices of Pacific peoples affected by climate change to a global audience at the historic Paris Climate Change conference (COP 21) in December. More >>

Government needs to urgently prepare for rising seas

Monday, 23 November 2015, 9:12 am | Caritas Aotearoa

The government needs to urgently prepare for the impact of rising sea levels, both in New Zealand and in Pacific Island nations, says Catholic social justice agency Caritas. More >>

Climate finance 'woefully inadequate'

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 3:12 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Climate finance funding to help the most vulnerable Oceania communities adapt to climate change is 'woefully inadequate' and simply not getting to those who need it most, a report by Catholic social justice agency Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand ... More >>

Caritas calls for immediate action

Friday, 2 October 2015, 8:59 am | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas calls for immediate action in State of Environment in Oceania report 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 ... More >>

Social Justice Week addresses family poverty in New Zealand

Thursday, 10 September 2015, 3:13 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Responding to the bleak statistic that almost a quarter of all New Zealand families with children experience income poverty (2014 Child Poverty Monitor), Social Justice Week this year is focused on family poverty and what it would take for all Kiwi families ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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