New Zealand

Monte Cecilia Housing Trust builds 30 new homes in Mangere Comments 0

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Thirty homeless families in South Auckland will get new, modern houses this week, and working parents are among the first tenants. The Monte Cecilia Housing Trust has built the 30 two-bedroom units and its new offices on the site of an old rest home in Windrush Close, Mangere, at a cost of $12.5 million. Thirty Read more

New Zealand immigration exploitation gives companies a bad name Comments 0

Monday, October 14th, 2019

A training provider for international students who go on to become farm workers says immigration exploitation is giving good companies a bad name. The Philippines’ ambassador to New Zealand, Jesus Domingo, plans to set up a Filipino labour office in Wellington this year or next. He hoped there would be regulation of pastoral care to Read more

Palmerston North Catholics meet to pray and ask questions Comments 0

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Some parishioners of the Holy Spirit Cathedral Parish in Palmerston North, Monday, gathered for prayer and an opportunity to question the diocese’s leadership about the resignation of Bishop Charles Drennan. They are grieving the loss of their leader and wondering what will happen to him. Drennan resigned after an investigation into a complaint made by Read more

Pope Francis is a fabulous man – Sir John Key Comments 0

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
john key

The former prime minister of New Zealand Sir John Key met with the Pope in a private audience earlier this year. Key met with Pope Francis at the Vatican in what he described as a “remarkable experience”. He gave the details of the meeting, which were published in NZ Catholic, at a charity event in Read more

Jocelyn Franklin served the church in New Zealand for 70 years Comments 0

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Jocelyn Franklin, who died on 3 October aged 93, has been described as a legend in the Catholic Diocese of Auckland and indeed throughout the country, having worked tirelessly for the Church for nearly 70 years. She converted to Catholicism at the age of 20 and was chosen by Bishop (later Cardinal) Reginal Delargey in the Read more

Auckland Diocese still plans to withdraw from Liston Village Comments 0

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

The Auckland Catholic Diocese has confirmed that they do not wish to retain Liston Village and will stand by its 2010 contract with the council to quit the site. This is despite the Roskill Voice claims the Diocese had changed its mind. Continue reading

Abuse in Care Inquiry Public hearing witness list released Comments 0

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry has released witness list  for the Contextual Public hearing later this month. The Contextual hearing, beginning on 29 October at the Rydges Hotel in Auckland, will be the first time the Inquiry will hear from survivors in a public hearing.  Read more

Mission Estate scores a gold in the Red Blends Comments 0

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Mission Estate scored a gold in the Red Blends category with their Mission Estate Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, while neighbouring Church Road grabbed a gold medal for their Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2017 in that category. Read more

Feeding mind and body at the Soup Kitchen Comments 0

Monday, October 7th, 2019

The Soup Kitchen in Wellington has started a library It is the brainchild of community worker Natasha Rerekura and one of the soup kitchen’s regulars, Muigal Kimani, more commonly known as Kim Sawa Sawa. “We inspired each other to set this up,” Rerekura said. “The reason it started was I noticed with some of the guys Read more

Francis of Assisi liturgy upstaged by goat Comments 0

Monday, October 7th, 2019

The unpredictable mix of animals and church liturgy was on show for all but the priest at St Francis of Assisi Ohariu Parish, Friday 4 October, Wellington. Celebrating the patronal parish feast with a small creation liturgy, priest, Peter Roe was so intent on blessing all the animals he was oblivious to parishioners pointing out, Read more