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Add a real challenge to your list of resolutions

Sunday, 1 January 2017, 1:54 pm | Oxfam

Add a real challenge to your list of resolutions 1 January 2017 You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll cheer, you’ll walk and walk and walk, and you’ll make an impact that will last longer than that pesky ‘no junk food’ resolution. Could ... More >>

Oxfam’s Five Top Tasks for English to be a Great PM

Monday, 12 December 2016, 2:32 pm | Oxfam

Leading anti-poverty charity Oxfam New Zealand have highlighted five key areas Bill English must tackle if he’s going to be judged to be a successful Prime Minister of New Zealand, and tackle poverty and inequality in the Pacific and around the world. More >>

Almost 100 dead after Indonesia earthquake, Oxfam responding

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 1:39 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam is mounting a response to the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that hit the northern end of the Indonesian island of Sumatra near Banda Aceh yesterday morning. More >>

Pacific Climate Projects Slammed in New Report

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 12:07 pm | Oxfam

The New Zealand Government is giving too many resources to renewable energy plans in the Pacific at the expense of critical projects to support Pacific Island nations prepare for the effects of climate change, according to a new report released today ... More >>

Apple New Zealand Must Now Pay Fair Rate of Tax

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 2:51 pm | Oxfam

Apple New Zealand Must Now Pay Fair Rate of Tax, Says Oxfam, Following European Ruling More >>

Samoa escapes mass destruction

Sunday, 24 April 2016, 12:59 pm | Oxfam

After a night of howling winds, torrential rain and power outages, Samoa has emerged largely unscathed from Cyclone Amos. More >>

More than $38,000 raised for Oxfam

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 11:07 am | Oxfam

More than $38,000 raised for Oxfam 30 March 2016: Countdown and Countdown customers have raised more than $38,000 for Oxfam’s Cyclone Winston Appeal. The funds will support Oxfam in their work to deliver emergency drinking water and hygiene kits ... More >>

Oxfam water & hygiene expert reports back from Fiji

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 2:10 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam water and hygiene expert Carlos Calderon has landed in Fiji, where Oxfam is gearing up its aid efforts following the complete destruction left by Cyclone Winston. More >>

Water high priority in Cyclone Winston response

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 1:01 pm | Oxfam

Access to clean water and sanitation will be one of the greatest needs in Fiji’s Tropical Cyclone Winston response, and must be prioritised, Oxfam said today. More >>

Fiji Government trying to contact Cyclone Winston blackspots

Monday, 22 February 2016, 10:18 am | Oxfam

The Fijian Government is still trying to contact areas that haven’t been heard from since being struck by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston on the weekend. More >>

Tonga braces for Cyclone Winston: Zika virus complicates

Thursday, 18 February 2016, 11:07 am | Oxfam

As Cyclone Winston bears down on Tonga, Oxfam New Zealand is preparing a two-pronged response: helping local communities recover from cyclone damage and ensuring the risk of the present Zika virus spreading is minimised. More >>

El Niño warning bells deafening

Monday, 14 December 2015, 11:31 am | Oxfam

Early action must be taken to halt the widespread hunger, thirst and disease taking place in New Zealand’s neighbourhood due to a super-charged El Niño, Oxfam said today. More >>

World’s richest 10% produce half of climate pollution

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 1:55 pm | Oxfam

The poorest half of the world’s population – 3.5 billion people – is responsible for just 10 per cent of climate change pollution, despite being the most threatened by the catastrophic storms, droughts, and other severe weather shocks linked to climate ... More >>

New Zealand Government not pulling its weight for Syrians

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 3:11 pm | Oxfam

New Zealand falls well short of its fair share of international contributions to the Syria crisis, according to a new report by Oxfam released today. More >>

Super El Niño and climate change cause Pacific crop failures

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 5:19 pm | Oxfam

At least four million people in the Pacific face hunger, water shortages and risk of disease this year and next due to droughts and erratic rains, influenced by climate change and the likely development of a ‘super El Niño’. More >>

Generous Kiwi legacies lifting lives in the Pacific

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 3:17 pm | Oxfam

Generous Kiwi legacies lifting lives in the Pacific Oxfam New Zealand has received gifts of over $200,000 in the last year from generous Kiwis who have left money in their wills to support poverty reduction programmes in the Pacific. Vera Metcalfe* ... More >>

Court action to challenge secret trade negotiations

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 1:33 pm | Oxfam

Today Oxfam New Zealand joins others in the High Court to lodge urgent legal action against the decision to keep Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) texts secret from New Zealanders. More >>

Secret trade negotiations undermining NZ’s democracy

Monday, 27 July 2015, 4:05 pm | Oxfam

This week, trade ministers and officials from the 12 countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) meet in Maui in an attempt to finalise the agreement. Oxfam New Zealand has repeatedly expressed concern about the secrecy surrounding ... More >>

NZ’s proposed climate change target irresponsibly low

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 9:20 am | Oxfam

New Zealand’s proposed climate change target irresponsibly low In response to today’s announcement of New Zealand’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), Rachael Le Mesurier, Oxfam New Zealand’s Executive Director, made the following ... More >>

Oxfam on flood watch in Solomon Islands

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 9:15 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam is monitoring Tropical Storm Raquel, which has the potential to see a repeat of the type of flash flooding in the Solomon Islands that caused extensive damage to Honiara last year. More >>