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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 >>

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 >>



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