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Bishop of Auckland to highlight social justice week

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 10:39 am | Caritas Aotearoa

At a time when the number of international migrants is growing faster than the world’s population (according to the UN), the theme of migration for the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ annual Social Justice Week is very pertinent. More >>

Singing out for justice wins national prize for student

Saturday, 23 July 2016, 11:11 am | Caritas Aotearoa

Standing out from a record number of entries, Hato Pāora College student, Nikau Te Huki’s song Now or Never has won the senior category in the annual SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition. More >>

Exciting opportunities for Catholic volunteers

Monday, 11 July 2016, 1:57 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

From carpenters rebuilding schools in Solomon Islands to nurses helping manage community clinics in Tonga, Catholic volunteers have been making an important contribution to development projects around the Pacific for decades. Formerly known as Mahitahi, ... More >>

ETS subsidy removal one small step on long road

Friday, 27 May 2016, 10:00 am | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand welcomes today’s Budget announcement of a long-overdue phase out of the two-for-one subsidy in the Emissions Trading Scheme allowing some businesses to pay one emissions unit for every two tonnes of pollution they emit. More >>

Caritas challenges students and youth to spend 24-hours in s

Friday, 1 April 2016, 4:56 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas challenges students and youth to spend 24-hours in solidarity with those less fortunate More >>

Innovative project to rebuild cyclone-safer houses in Fiji

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 2:20 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

As people in Fiji rebuild their communities and homes following the destruction caused by Cyclone Winston, an innovative Caritas recovery programme is aiming to ensure homes fare better in the face of increasingly violent storms. More >>

Fiji Devastation: “worse than we could ever have imagined”

Friday, 26 February 2016, 4:56 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

In Fiji, Cyclone Winston reached wind speeds of 325km/hour overnight on Saturday, 20 February. The damage is extreme and includes flooding, major loss of crops, destroyed buildings, loss of electricity and water and telecommunications connectivity. Entire ... More >>

Preparedness in Tonga key to weathering Cyclone Winston

Friday, 19 February 2016, 10:07 am | Caritas Aotearoa

Training and pre-positioned emergency supplies means that people on the Tongan island of Vava'u are more prepared as they face Cyclone Winston's damaging winds for a second time in just a few days. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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