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Caritas goes to work on Gita response

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 4:26 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

In just over 72 hours Tropical Cyclone Gita has swept across islands of the Pacific causing substantial damage to homes, livelihoods, places of refuge, and places of prayer. This is certainly the case in Tonga where Gita made landfall late 12 February ... More >>

Catholic Communities Welcome Refugees

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 1:13 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas, as one of four organisations approved for the new Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship (CORS) programme, will lead the coordination of a number of Catholic organisations who will support a refugee family to settle in New Zealand. More >>

New Government Must Respond to Tides of Change

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 4:46 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Yesterday on St Francis Day, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand published its fourth annual State of the Environment for Oceania report, Turning the Tide . Launched at Te Ngākau Tapu Church in Porirua, this year’s report focuses on our changing relationship ... More >>

Caritas Aotearoa Calls Upon All to Care for the Earth

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 12:51 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

WELLINGTON —Wednesday, 4 October Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand will launch this year’s State of the Environment for Oceania report, Turning the Tide . The resounding message is that people’s relationships with the seas and the environment-at-large ... More >>

Caritas responds to worldwide emergencies

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 4:48 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

2017 is shaping up to be a devastating year due to environment-related disasters. From severe monsoon rains in South Asia, to Mexico’s record-breaking 8.1 magnitude earthquake, to the recent destruction of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, events ... More >>

One casting vote determines the future for NZ's oceans

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:09 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is concerned about the decision by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to grant a marine consent to Trans-Tasman Resources Limited (TTR) to vacuum up the sea bed off the South Taranaki Bight in order to extract iron ... More >>

Powering Remote Pacific Communities w/ Renewable Innovation

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 12:14 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

While we in New Zealand are fortunate enough to have electricity at the flick of a switch, hundreds of remote communities around the Pacific have little access to electricity and must rely on small diesel generators, which are noisy, polluting, ... More >>

Caritas Calls For Halt To Deep Sea Mining

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 9:39 am | Caritas Aotearoa

“We call for an immediate halt to all deep-sea mining including exploratory testing as this will undermine the ability to achieve sustainable development goal 14” said Julianne Hickey, Director of Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, speaking in New York ... More >>

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 >>