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Legislation Needed To Stop Modern Slavery In Kiwi Supply Chains

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 2:18 pm | Council for International Development

Many of the 40 million children, women and men in modern slavery worldwide are producing products that are sold in New Zealand homes and workplaces. It is estimated that around $3.1 billion of ‘risky’ products are imported into New Zealand in a single ... More >>

Small Increase In Aid Welcomed - But COVID Demands More From New Zealand

Saturday, 22 May 2021, 5:48 am | Council for International Development

Budget 2021 saw a modest increase in aid, although this is likely to be swallowed up by inflation, and is primarily focused on funding operational capacity rather than an increase in actual aid to the Pacific, or those countries suffering the worst ... More >>

Aid Is Key To COVID Recovery - Budget Plea

Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 5:25 am | Council for International Development

New Zealand's aid agencies are calling on the government to increase aid in this year's budget, especially to the Pacific – or at least to maintain existing levels. New Zealand’s aid makes up 0.33% of GNI (Gross National Income), well below the ... More >>

New Zealand Charities Appeal To Public For Help In India

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 4:51 pm | Council for International Development

New Zealand charities working with local partner organisations in India to respond to the COVID crisis are appealing to New Zealanders to help. India has reported more than 300,000 new COVID cases for a 12th straight day, taking its overall caseload ... More >>

‘Where You Live Should Not Determine Whether You Live’ – COVID Vaccines

Saturday, 30 January 2021, 8:32 am | Council for International Development

We cannot solve a global pandemic without a global solution. That means making sure that the poorest countries have access to the COVID vaccine at the same time as richer countries. “This is the only way we’ll get on top of COVID – it’s also the ... More >>

New Zealanders Urged To Donate Responsibly Following Cyclone Yasa

Friday, 18 December 2020, 2:35 pm | Council for International Development

Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasa has caused havoc overnight across Fiji, at the end of a year when the COVID pandemic has already devastated the tourism industry and disrupted lives. Reports are starting to come in of houses flattened and roads flooded, ... More >>

A Plea To Kiwis, Banks And Businesses - Send Cash Not Stuff!

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 6:34 am | Council for International Development

The Council for International Development has launched a roadshow, plus a media campaign to encourage the New Zealand public to send cash, not stuff when responding to emergencies. The new South Pacific cyclone season has just begun, and goes until ... More >>

NZ, Australia And Pacific - Joint Call For More Aid To The Pacific Post COVID

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 1:06 pm | Council for International Development

Aid agencies and community organisations from New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific have called on their governments to increase aid to deal with the devastating impact of COVID lockdowns in the region. The joint statement was delivered at Day 1 of the ... More >>

New Zealand's Aid Sector At Risk Post COVID

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 4:34 pm | Council for International Development

The impacts of COVID on aid charities will be 'extremely challenging’, and could mean an ‘existential’ threat to the existence of some agencies, says a new report into New Zealand’s aid sector. 'Business as usual or operations as we used to know ... More >>

Global Giving Day – Kiwis Support The World’s Most Vulnerable

Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 10:47 pm | Council for International Development

Today is World Humanitarian Day. New Zealand’s aid charities have come together to ask our ‘team of five million’ to consider those who are not only fighting COVID, but also hunger and unthinkable hardship. “We are doing great work in limiting ... More >>

Election Debate: Trade, Aid And New Zealand’s Place In The World

Friday, 17 July 2020, 8:43 am | Council for International Development

Please join us for the major election debate on ‘Trade, Aid and New Zealand’s Place in the World’. How has the pandemic changed New Zealand’s role in the world and in the Pacific? Our economic recovery depends on our ability to trade. But closed ... More >>

Increase In Aid Budget Welcomed, As Pacific Faces Crisis

Friday, 15 May 2020, 8:03 am | Council for International Development

Aid charities welcomed the government’s decision to increase the aid budget today with an additional $55.6 million. “Government budgets across the world are under huge stress, and it reflects the values of New Zealanders, that even in tough times ... More >>

‘Innovate Now And Your Charity Could Survive COVID-19,’ Says Australian CEO

Friday, 1 May 2020, 3:46 pm | Council for International Development

A ‘day of reckoning’ has arrived for aid charities, thanks to COVID-19, says author and CEO of Save the Children Australia, Paul Ronalds. “COVID-19 will be a true test of whether you can make the necessary changes to fit the new strategic ... More >>

Samoa Measles Epidemic – Cash the best way to support

Monday, 2 December 2019, 4:01 pm | Council for International Development

“It has been heartening to see again, the generosity of the New Zealand public during a crisis, but it is key that support matches the immediate needs in Samoa”, says CID’s Humanitarian Coordinator, Aaron Davy. More >>

New stories, new partners, new ways of working needed

Friday, 18 October 2019, 8:36 am | Council for International Development

If we want to grow support for New Zealand’s aid, we need to get better at partnering with the ‘unlike-minded’ as well as the ‘like-minded’, and much better at telling people what we do with the money they give, says Josie Pagani, Executive ... More >>

Signs of a new way of working, as public donations static

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 7:13 pm | Council for International Development

New Zealand’s ‘mission-driven’ charities working in international aid are showing early signs of changing the way they work, in particular prioritising building the capacity and resilience of local communities to do their own development. More >>

NGOs respond to humanitarian crisis in Mozambique

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 9:35 am | Council for International Development

New Zealand’s aid agencies are urgently responding to the Mozambique crisis, following the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai. More >>

A challenging year ahead for New Zealand’s aid organisations

Friday, 25 January 2019, 9:13 am | Council for International Development

24 January 2019 Intractable conflicts, natural disasters, refugees, climate change and growing inequality will continue to be the focus for New Zealand’s international Non-Government-Organisations (NGOs). Humanitarian crises are on the rise · The number ... More >>

Are we getting hysterical about geo-politics in the Pacific?

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 7:16 pm | Council for International Development

Are we getting hysterical about geo-politics in the Pacific? 27 November 2018 Should we be worried about geo-politics in our region, or are we all getting unnecessarily hysterical? The Lowy Institute in Australia and New Zealand’s Council for International ... More >>

The Pacific Reset challenge

Monday, 29 October 2018, 3:19 pm | Council for International Development

If you’re a New Zealand government department or an NGO doing the same thing you were doing in the Pacific twenty years ago - and nothing’s changed - it’s probably time to stop and do something else. More >>