Posts Tagged ‘Julianne Hickey’

Caritas helping Cyclone victims in Tonga Comments 0

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is  continuing to support Caritas Tonga to assist communities to recover and rebuild after Tropical Cyclone Ian devastated the Ha’apai islands of Tonga three weeks ago. It is estimated that 75 per cent of buildings in Ha’apai have been destroyed or have major damage. Crops, infrastructure and water supplies also having Read more

Caritas restructure aimed at fuller engagement of Catholic Community Comments 0

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
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Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is embarking on a transformation process as its support base grows, and to meet the challenges of a constantly changing world. ‘These are new and exciting times for us,” says Director Julianne Hickey. “We’ve been engaged for a year in reviewing our structures and processes – with all staff involved, and Read more

Remembering Parihaka – a new booklet from Caritas Comments 0

Friday, October 25th, 2013
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A  delegation from Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand recently presented its new booklet Remembering Parihaka to the Parihaka community after consulting them over its preparation. “This is not a booklet just about Parihaka’s history,” said Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand Director Julianne Hickey, “but a justice and peace resource that enables us to reflect on the impact of Read more

Caritas Lenten Appeal tops $1,000,000 Comments 0

Friday, June 21st, 2013
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Caritas Director Julianne Hickey says the generosity of New Zealanders will bring joy to the hearts of many, as this year’s Lenten Appeal tops one million dollars for the first time. The Appeal is run by Caritas on behalf of New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops to support the Church’s work of promoting social justice and full Read more

Catholic volunteer agency Mahitahi merges with Caritas Comments 0

Friday, December 21st, 2012
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The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference have decided to integrate the operations and governance of Mahitahi – Catholic Overseas Volunteers – with that of Caritas, to improve and strengthen both organisations. Mahitahi will retain its own identity, profile and strategic direction, within and supported by the Caritas structure and administration. For the last two years, Mahitahi has Read more

Australians join Kiwis in making submission to Select Committee on Refugees Comments 0

Friday, June 22nd, 2012
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Plans to lock up refugees arriving in groups to New Zealand have drawn concern from across the Tasman. The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (ACMRO) has opposed the mandatory detention provisions in the Immigration Amendment Bill, in a written submission on the Bill currently before Parliament. ACMRO and Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand will appear Read more

Budget gives with one hand and takes with the other says Caritas Comments 1

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
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Short-sighted policy changes, taking with one hand while giving with the other, may leave vulnerable groups short-changed in this year’s Budget, says Catholic social justice agency Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand. Caritas Director Julianne Hickey says the Catholic agency assesses the impact of Budget measures through the lens of the common good: what will contribute to Read more

Free long term reversible contraception – oppression or liberation? Eugenics or social responsibility? Comments 0

Friday, May 11th, 2012
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Is it oppression or liberation? Eugenics or social responsibility? The New Zealand Government’s proposal to make free long term reversible contraception available to beneficiaries and their daughters has created a tidal wave of comment and has seen groups that do not normally see eye to eye agreeing with each other. In its submission to the Read more

Mixed ownership of power companies could hurt the poor Comments 1

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
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The Finance and Expenditure Select Committee last week received submissions on the Mixed Ownership Bill. The Bill passed its first reading on 8 March and if it proceeds will allow the partial sale of the four state owned power companies. Caritas Director Julianne Hickey made an oral submission to the Select Committee last week. Caritas Read more

Children endangered by speed of welfare reform Comments 0

Friday, April 20th, 2012
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Children are being endangered by the speed of welfare reform – just as children are put at risk by excessive speed on our roads. In a written submission Caritas says the speed of consideration was unreasonable and unrealistic.  Only 11 working days were provided between the first reading of the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Read more