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Gaza: Crisis will repeat unless restrictions are lifted

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:56 pm | Oxfam NZ

Israeli and Palestinian leaders must seize the opportunity of the new ceasefire to end the violence once and for all. Lasting peace for all civilians will only be possible if Israel permanently lifts its restrictions on Gaza’s economy and people, Oxfam ... More >>

Oxfam: World must suspend arms sales to protect civilians

Friday, 22 August 2014, 11:17 am | Oxfam NZ

As the New Zealand Government prepares to ratify the global Arms Trade Treaty, and after ceasefire talks collapsed and violence erupted yet again in Gaza yesterday, Oxfam is calling on all states to immediately suspend transfers of arms or ammunition ... More >>

Kellogg issues climate change wake-up call

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 10:48 am | Oxfam NZ

Kellogg, the maker of staple Kiwi breakfasts Coco Pops, Cornflakes and Sultana Bran today became the second global food giant to say it will take industry-leading steps to cut pollution across its operations. More >>

Owner of Kiwi’s favourite tacos takes bold stand for climate

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 11:02 am | Oxfam NZ

The maker of Old El Paso tacos, Betty Crocker cake mixes and Haagan Daz ice-cream has today committed to industry-leading measures to cut pollution from its supply chains and press for political action to address climate change. More >>

Oxfam’s Morning Tea 2014

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 1:37 pm | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam’s Morning Tea 2014 Kiwis across the country are getting together over a cuppa to make a difference in the lives of people living in poverty in the developing world. They’re getting involved in Oxfam’s Morning Tea, a fun and easy fundraising event ... More >>

Rachael Le Mesurier appointed new Oxfam Executive Director

Monday, 24 February 2014, 1:36 pm | Oxfam NZ

World-wide development organisation Oxfam New Zealand has appointed Pacific development specialist and former Executive Director of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, Rachael Le Mesurier as its Executive Director, taking up the reins held for 10 years by Barry ... More >>

Growing international call for transparency in TPPA

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 3:13 pm | Oxfam NZ

In the lead-up to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations in Singapore February 22-25, Oxfam New Zealand is calling on the New Zealand Trade Minister, Tim Groser to end the secrecy and make negotiating drafts publicly available. The ... More >>

NZ Beaten by Australia in Oxfam’s new global food table

Wednesday, 15 January 2014, 5:21 pm | Oxfam NZ

New Zealand is ranked 23rd in the world for having the most plentiful, nutritious, healthy and affordable diet, falling behind Sweden (4th), Australia (8th), the United Kingdom and the USA (21st) among others, according to a new food database by worldwide ... More >>

Team to Tonga following reports of ‘complete destruction’

Tuesday, 14 January 2014, 4:10 pm | Oxfam NZ

For immediate release 14 January, 2014 Oxfam deploys team to Tonga following reports of ‘complete destruction’ More >>

Oxfam New Zealand prepares to send staff to Tonga

Sunday, 12 January 2014, 11:23 am | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam New Zealand is preparing to send staff to Tonga within 48 hours to assess the situation on the ground and identify the most urgent needs for people following reports of severe damage caused by Cyclone Ian to Tonga’s northern island group of Ha’apai. More >>

Philippines: a month of delivery, years of support

Saturday, 7 December 2013, 11:28 am | Oxfam NZ

Philippines typhoon response: a month of delivery, years of support One month on the aid effort has helped millions to survive but serious gaps remain Despite widespread destruction and massive logistical obstacles in the wake of the Philippines typhoon, ... More >>

Free Auckland Christmas Day event: End of the Golden Weather

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 4:51 pm | Oxfam NZ

A scene from Kiwi playwright Bruce Mason’s play ‘The End of the Golden Weather’ will be performed by actor Stephen Lovatt at10.00am, Christmas Day, Wednesday 25th December. The performance lasts about 30 minutes and is held at Takapuna Beachreserve. ... More >>

Leadership change at Oxfam

Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 3:54 pm | Oxfam NZ

Barry Coates, Oxfam’s New Zealand Executive Director since September 2003, has announced that he will leave the organisation in March 2014. Recruitment for his successor has been launched today. More >>

Leadership change at Oxfam

Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 3:49 pm | Oxfam NZ

Barry Coates, Oxfam’s New Zealand Executive Director since September 2003, has announced that he will leave the organisation in March 2014. Recruitment for his successor has been launched today. More >>

Oxfam: Warsaw climate talks reach an all time low

Friday, 22 November 2013, 3:50 pm | Oxfam NZ

In advance of the final day of the Warsaw Climate Conference, Oxfam and other NGO’s and social movements have said that red lines have been crossed and the conference is heading in the wrong direction. More >>

Food & drink companies must act to stop conflicts over land

Friday, 8 November 2013, 2:31 pm | Oxfam NZ

The biggest names in the food and drink industry are not doing enough to stop land grabs and conflicts in their supply chains, says international agency Oxfam in a new report today. More >>

Coca-Cola Company Proposal - Land Rights and Sugar

Friday, 8 November 2013, 2:27 pm | Oxfam NZ

The Coca-Cola Company believes that land grabbing is unacceptable. Our Company does not typically purchase ingredients directly from farms, nor are we owners of sugar farms or plantations, but as a major buyer of sugar, we acknowledge our responsibility ... More >>

Coca-Cola declares “zero tolerance” for land grabs

Friday, 8 November 2013, 2:23 pm | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam welcomes Coke’s commitments to act following tremendous public response to campaign. The Coca-Cola Company today committed to take steps to stop land grabs from happening in its supply chain after more than 225,000 people signed petitions ... More >>

Big food and drink companies must act to stop conflicts

Wednesday, 2 October 2013, 2:36 pm | Oxfam NZ

The biggest names in the food and drink industry are not doing enough to stop land grabs and conflicts in their supply chains, says international agency Oxfam in a new report today. More >>

Investors push food industry giants on transparency

Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 12:47 pm | Oxfam NZ

Today 31 major investment funds, representing nearly 1.5 trillion dollars of assets under management, called on food industry giants to improve their supply chain policies and transparency. More >>

 

 

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