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Budget 2017 may leave ‘small town NZ’ out in the cold

Friday, 26 May 2017, 2:49 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

In the wake of Budget 2017, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has expressed concern that ‘small town New Zealand’ and vulnerable communities like Kaikōura have been neglected. While the social justice agency welcomes the commitment to increased investment ... More >>

NZyouth challenging themselves to make a difference

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 5:01 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

29 March 2017 New Zealand youth challenging themselves to make a difference While many of us ask ourselves what we can do to help those in need, young Catholics around New Zealand are making a difference by stepping into the shoes of the most vulnerable ... More >>

Caritas humanitarian worker returning to South Sudan

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 3:40 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Following the declaration of famine in South Sudan, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s lead humanitarian aid worker, Mark Mitchell, is preparing to return to the world’s newest nation to help coordinate the Caritas response to the worsening situation. More >>

Budget 2017 must prioritise community wellbeing

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 3:54 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Echoing the words of Pope Francis, who has warned that economic progress that diminishes people’s quality of life is no progress at all, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is urging the government to attend to the wellbeing of vulnerable communities when considering ... More >>

Caritas welcomes NZ ratification of Paris Agreement

Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 3:48 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas has welcomed New Zealand’s ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change, just a day after the Catholic social justice agency’s annual State of the Environment Report for Oceania called on all nations in the region to ratify the ... More >>

Caritas reports widespread hunger and thirst across Pacific

Tuesday, 4 October 2016, 11:42 am | Caritas Aotearoa

Cases of children having to eat cassava roots softened with paracetamol and people dying from lack of food and clean water are among the examples of widespread hunger and thirst across the Pacific that are detailed in the latest Caritas State of the ... More >>

Report considers impact of El Nino

Friday, 23 September 2016, 3:23 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

On 4 October a new report is to be released which reveals the extent of suffering due to environmental changes in the Pacific. The report will provide eyewitness evidence of remarkable levels of hardship being encountered right on New Zealand’s doorstep, ... More >>

‘Stand up for what’s right’ on migrant worker exploitation

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 12:31 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

In response to ongoing accounts of the unfair treatment of migrant workers in New Zealand, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is calling for communities to ‘stand up for what’s right’ and support this vulnerable group to get help in a report to be ... More >>

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 >>



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