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62 People Own Same Wealth as Half the World – Oxfam

Monday, 18 January 2016, 1:54 pm | Oxfam NZ

62 People Own Same Wealth as Half the World – Oxfam Runaway inequality has created a world where 62 people own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population – a figure that has fallen from 388 just five years ago, according to an Oxfam ... More >>

Cyclone Ula strikes Tonga: Oxfam poised to respond

Sunday, 3 January 2016, 6:12 pm | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam New Zealand is ready to respond to Cyclone Ula, which swept through Tonga overnight and is expected to continue its course through the country until this evening. The Tongan Meteorological Service estimated wind speeds up to 150kmph. More >>

Delays in cutting emissions come at a high cost

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 11:30 am | Oxfam NZ

Developing countries’ economies face being crushed under the double burden of climate change adaptation costs of almost US$800 billion and more than twice that in economic losses every year by 2050 if pledges to cut emissions are not improved, ... More >>

Tasman towns triumph as New Zealand’s most generous

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 1:32 pm | Oxfam NZ

NOVEMBER 05, 2015 Tasman towns triumph as New Zealand’s most generous Tasman towns once again top the Oxfam Unwrapped Generosity List to confirm the big-hearted Tasman district as the most charitable region in New Zealand. For a fifth year in a row, ... More >>

South Asia earthquake

Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 10:31 am | Oxfam NZ

More than 150 people are believed to have died, mostly in Pakistan, after a magnitude-7.5 earthquake hit Afghanistan’s north-eastern province of Badakhshan early on Monday 26 November. More >>

NZ & Australia fail once more to stand with the Pacific

Saturday, 12 September 2015, 10:50 am | Oxfam NZ

Island leaders hold their ground as New Zealand and Australia fail once more to stand with the Pacific More >>

New Zealand must heed Pacific call on climate

Monday, 7 September 2015, 10:47 am | Oxfam NZ

New Zealand and Australia must face up to the reality that climate change threatens the survival of some of its closest neighbours, and join them in the strongest possible call to action at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum in Port Moresby, Oxfam said ... More >>

NZ to Take More Syrian Refugees According to UNHCR

Saturday, 5 September 2015, 5:48 pm | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam New Zealand’s Executive Director, Rachael Le Mesurier said: "This is a welcome indication that the government is willing to do more to help some of the millions of increasingly desperate Syrians who have fled for their lives. We hope ... More >>

NZ urged to heed Pacific calls for stronger climate action

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 2:08 pm | Oxfam NZ

Pacific leaders, including New Zealand and Australia, are set to come together in Papua New Guinea next week for the most important annual political meeting for the region. More >>

Entries open for Oxfam Trailwalker in Whakatane

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 7:57 am | Oxfam NZ

Entries are now open for the first Oxfam Trailwalker event to be held in sunny Whakatāne. More >>

Nepal’s second quake a double disaster says Oxfam

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 12:43 pm | Oxfam NZ

Cecilia Keizer, Oxfam’s country director in Nepal said: “This is a double disaster leaving many of the survivors of the first earthquake shocked and fearful of further tremors. Our teams in the quake areas reported that buildings collapsed and landslides ... More >>

“Widespread destruction” in the district of the Gurkhas

Friday, 1 May 2015, 11:27 am | Oxfam NZ

“Widespread destruction” in the district of the Gurkhas as Oxfam trucks in aid by land for the first time from India More >>

Oxfam on the Ground in Nepal

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 10:25 am | Oxfam NZ

The worst earthquake in 80 years has hit Nepal: buildings are flattened, thousands are injured, the death toll has exceeded 1000 and is rising. The earthquake was felt as far as India, Bangladesh and Tibet - with some fatalities in those areas too. More >>

Ten years of stepping out against poverty

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 11:00 am | Oxfam NZ

Kiwis take part in special Oxfam Trailwalker in Taupō to raise funds for families living in poverty More >>

Oxfam : Vanuatu farmers face months without crops

Sunday, 22 March 2015, 1:44 pm | Oxfam NZ

As aid begins to reach communities across Vanuatu, Oxfam New Zealand have spoken to their development partner Farm Support Association (FSA) to understand the longer term impact Cyclone Pam will have on a society which lives mostly off farming. More >>

Food Shortages Loom in Tuvalu

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 11:06 am | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam speaks to the Prime Minister of Tuvalu as food shortages loom in Vanuatu and Tuvalu More >>

Oxfam NZ selected for Humanitarian Innovation Program

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 1:40 pm | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam New Zealand is one of two not-for-profit organisations to be selected for the global 2014 Deloitte Humanitarian Innovation Program. More >>

Oxfam assesses immediate needs of tropical storm evacuees

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 9:47 am | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam rapid assessment teams have been deployed to survey the immediate needs of evacuees forced to flee tropical storm Hagupit, and ensure those who lost their homes don’t lose their health as well. Working in with the International Organization ... More >>

Oxfam ready to respond to Super Typhoon Hagupit

Friday, 5 December 2014, 8:58 am | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam is prepared for a major disaster response in the Philippines after Cyclone Hagupit was upgraded to a Super Typhoon – the same classification as Typhoon Haiyan – which wrought destruction on the country a year ago. More >>

Architect Treks 3000kms For Education

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 9:44 am | Oxfam NZ

Kiwi architect Rebecca Cox is giving up her day job to trek the full length of New Zealand via the Te Araroa Trail, aiming to raise $60,000 to build a school in rural Vanuatu as part of Oxfam New Zealand’s Rural Training Centre Project. More >>



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