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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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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