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Oxfam Announces New Location For 100km Charity Walk In Taranaki

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 8:40 am | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam has announced it will be moving its flagship fundraising event Oxfam Trailwalker to Taranaki, with the charity walk due to make its debut in the stunning region on March 20-21, 2021. Throwing their weight behind Oxfam Trailwalker 2021 are some well-known ... More >>

Boost To Aid Budget Welcome, Oxfam Says

Friday, 15 May 2020, 7:13 am | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam welcomes today’s budget announcement that boosted vital aid funding to help people living in poverty and hardship across the world, but says there is an urgent need for more support to deal with coronavirus. Oxfam New Zealand’s Advocacy and ... More >>

NZ aid agencies call for global action on pandemic

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 10:19 am | Oxfam NZ

Fourteen leading New Zealand aid agencies have today called on the New Zealand government to step in with immediate humanitarian assistance to save millions of lives in the world’s worst crisis and emergency situations. More >>

New OECD Figures Show International Aid Woefully Inadequate To Fight Coronavirus Crisis, Says Oxfam

Saturday, 18 April 2020, 6:50 am | Oxfam NZ

Rich countries barely increased international aid by 1.4 percent overall in 2019, while they cut humanitarian assistance by 2.9 percent, according to figures published today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Despite ... More >>

Debt Relief For Poor Countries Essential In Global Fight Against Coronavirus – Oxfam NZ

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 7:52 pm | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam New Zealand is calling on the New Zealand government to free up spending for global public health, by advocating for the immediate cancellation of all external debt payments due to be made in 2020 by developing country governments. Oxfam New ... More >>

Oxfam Coordinates Response To TC Harold

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 7:30 am | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam teams in the Pacific are already working with partner agencies and governments in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands in response to Tropical Cyclone Harold. The category 5 cyclone is now hitting Santo and Malo and moving into the Penama and Malampa Provinces, ... More >>

Up To 130,000 In Path Of Tropical Cyclone Harold As Storm Approaches Vanuatu Capital

Monday, 6 April 2020, 6:07 am | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam is ready to respond to tropical cyclone Harold, which is expected to hit Vanuatu in the next 24 hours. The storm’s current path suggests it will pass through the Vanuatu island group, potentially affecting the capital Port Vila, as a powerful ... More >>

New Zealand’s Oxfam Trailwalker 2020 Cancelled

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 8:58 am | Oxfam NZ

Statement from Oxfam New Zealand executive director, Rachael Le Mesurier: “It is with great regret that Oxfam New Zealand announces the difficult but necessary decision of cancelling Oxfam Trailwalker 2020, due to be held in Whakatāne this ... More >>

Oxfam’s annual Generosity Index highlights most giving Kiwis

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 9:14 am | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam New Zealand has published the results of its annual Generosity Index, revealing the most generous towns, cities and regions in the country. More >>

NZ undercutting the Pacific on key climate issue

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 9:22 am | Oxfam NZ

The New Zealand government’s negotiating position is set to undercut a key priority of Pacific Island nations at the UN Climate Summit, Oxfam says. More >>

Green Climate Fund short-changed by rich polluting countries

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 5:10 pm | Oxfam NZ

Rich polluting countries such as Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and the US are short-changing poor countries by billions of dollars that they need to cut emissions and adapt to the climate crisis, says Oxfam. The two-day pledging conference to the ... More >>

Oxfam New Zealand launches new online ethical shop

Monday, 21 October 2019, 3:50 pm | Oxfam NZ

New Zealand shoppers have the chance to help change lives for the better with Oxfam’s new range of beautiful, handmade, fair and ethically-sourced goods. More >>

Minister Peters encouraged to keep turning the dial on aid

Friday, 31 May 2019, 9:10 am | Oxfam NZ

In response to the New Zealand Government’s Budget announcement today, which included slightly more than the anticipated increase in spending towards aid, Jo Spratt, Oxfam New Zealand’s Advocacy and Campaigns Director said: “We didn’t expect a significant ... More >>

One month on: Mozambique “like a war zone”

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 10:40 am | Oxfam NZ

One month on from devastating Cyclone Idai, Oxfam and its local partner organisations in Mozambique are still finding thousands of isolated people cut off from any aid or rescue. More >>

Cyclone Idai: Urgent action needed

Sunday, 31 March 2019, 1:57 pm | Oxfam NZ

In response to news reports that the number of cases of cholera in the cyclone devastated city of Beira has risen to 139, Oxfam calls for a well-coordinated effort to prevent and contain cholera and other waterborne diseases. Oxfam cannot confirm the reported ... More >>

New research reveals how our clothes are Made in Poverty

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 3:02 pm | Oxfam NZ

The systemic failure of big Australasian clothing brands to bring an end to the payment of poverty wages is denying the workers who make our clothes even the basics of a decent life, new research released by Oxfam today has revealed. More >>

Oxfam’s reaction to the Tax Working Group’s final report

Friday, 22 February 2019, 8:16 am | Oxfam NZ

Responding to the release of the Tax Working Group’s final report, Oxfam New Zealand’s executive director Rachael Le Mesurier said: More >>

Billionaire fortunes grew by $2.5 billion a day last year

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 12:47 pm | Oxfam NZ

Billionaire fortunes grew by $2.5 billion a day last year as poorest saw their wealth fall – new Oxfam report More >>

NZ’s two richest men gain $1.1b while poorest Kiwis lose out

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 12:46 pm | Oxfam NZ

The two richest people in New Zealand added an astounding NZ$1.1billion to their fortunes in 2017-2018, while the wealth of the poorest half of the country decreased overall, according to new Oxfam research released today . More >>

Update: Oxfam closely monitoring Super Typhoon Mangkhut

Friday, 14 September 2018, 2:00 pm | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam and its local partners are on high alert and ready to respond to Super Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Typhoon Ompong, if needed. The Philippine Government considers the huge typhoon to be “highly threatening” and that a request for international ... More >>