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Hurricane Irma: up to three million affected in Haiti

Friday, 8 September 2017, 1:23 pm | Oxfam NZ

The strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic has caused widespread damage in the already vulnerable islands of the Caribbean, with as many as three million people expected to be affected by the disaster in Haiti alone. More >>

Oxfam ready to respond to Hurricane Irma

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 11:38 am | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam and its partner organisations in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba are preparing to respond to probable damage from the impact of Hurricane Irma, to help people likely to be hardest hit by the massive storm. More >>

Novices and veterans take finish line at Oxfam Trailwalker

Monday, 27 March 2017, 2:23 pm | Oxfam NZ

First-time Trailwalker team The Young and the Breathless became the first to cross the finish line at the 12th Oxfam Trailwalker charity event this weekend, completing the 100km course in 14 hours and 32 minutes. More >>

Oxfam Trailwalker event raises $10 million for Pacific

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 3:20 pm | Oxfam NZ

There is plenty of reason to celebrate this week – not only is the twelfth annual Oxfam Trailwalker set to kick off on Saturday morning, but the event has now raised a total of $10 million since its debut in 2006. More >>

Kiwis prepare to turn off their taps for 24 hours

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 4:53 pm | Oxfam NZ

Tonight at midnight, thousands of New Zealanders around the country will be taking on the challenge to go a whole day without turning on their taps – at home and at work – in a brand new project hoping to provide easy access to clean water for ... More >>

Can you survive 24 hours without turning on the tap?

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 11:36 am | Oxfam NZ

New Zealanders around the country are being challenged to go a whole day without turning on their taps – at home and at work – in a brand new project hoping to provide easy access to clean water for our Pacific neighbours. More >>

Oxfam urges PM to condemn Trump order

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 5:30 pm | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam New Zealand is urging Prime Minister Bill English to publicly condemn the United States Administration’s recent Executive Order which will slash refugee resettlement and ban immigrants and refugees based on nationality and religion. More >>

30% of the country own less wealth than NZ's 2 richest men

Monday, 16 January 2017, 8:51 am | Oxfam NZ

Two New Zealand men own more wealth than the poorest 30 per cent of the adult population, according to new research to be released today [Monday] by Oxfam. More >>

Oxfam scales up flood response in Fiji

Monday, 19 December 2016, 4:02 pm | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam has stepped in to assist with relief efforts in Koro, Ra and Tailevu today after flooding hit the already vulnerable regions on Friday. More >>

Oxfam calls for ‘no decision’ on Pacific FTA

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 4:46 pm | Oxfam NZ

Current negotiations on the PACER-Plus regional free trade agreement between Pacific Island countries, Australia and New Zealand are edging closer to completion, with Pacific people most likely to lose out in the deal. More >>

Oxfam Welcomes Pollution-Busting Agreement

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 11:45 am | Oxfam NZ

Responding to news today that the Government plans to ratify the celebrated Paris Agreement on climate change by the end of the year, Rachael Le Mesurier, executive director of Oxfam New Zealand said: More >>

Oxfam on alert as Cyclone Zena threatens Fiji

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 2:11 pm | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam on alert as Cyclone Zena threatens Fiji Fiji faces further extreme weather today as Tropical Cyclone Zena threatens to damage weak buildings and crops, and heavy rains bring “catastrophic” flooding, just over a month after the country ... More >>

Local team leads the charge across Oxfam Trailwalker finish

Monday, 4 April 2016, 3:31 pm | Oxfam NZ

Whakatāne team Woodchuckers became the first to cross the finish line at the 11th Oxfam Trailwalker charity event this weekend, completing the course in 15 hours and 20 minutes. More >>

Oxfam Trailwalker set to debut in Whakatāne this weekend

Friday, 1 April 2016, 4:06 pm | Oxfam NZ

The geo-thermal wonderland of the Bay of Plenty is set to become even more lively this weekend with the arrival of the eleventh annual Oxfam Trailwalker. More >>

Ferocious Cyclone Winston Tears through Fiji

Sunday, 21 February 2016, 3:28 pm | Oxfam NZ

As the scale of devastation wrought by Cyclone Winston in Fiji becomes apparent today, Oxfam is preparing to deploy emergency staff to assist staff already on the ground, in what is likely one of the worst cyclones ever seen in the Pacific region. More >>

Oxfam Ready to Respond to Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji

Sunday, 21 February 2016, 3:11 pm | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam is poised to respond in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston currently battering Fiji. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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