Posts Tagged ‘Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’

Pacific Caritas agencies set a direction for the future Comments 0

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Representatives from Caritas agencies in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Tonga attended a forum in Cairns last week. Also present were representatives from countries not yet members of the Caritas network, reflecting the forum theme of ‘Our Family, Our Future’ and strengthening ties with French- and English-speaking peers. Forum delegates were Read more

DHB tells employee not to attend Social Justice forum Comments 0

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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MidCentral District Health Board instructed a Palmerston North social worker not to attend a social justice workshop. The forum was run by the Palmerston North Catholic Diocesan Justice, Peace and Development Commission in collaboration with Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand as part of Social Justice Week activities. As part of a general election candidates’ debate, social Read more

Caritas responds to worldwide emergencies Comments 0

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

2017 is shaping up to be a devastating year due to environment-related disasters. From severe monsoon rains in South Asia, to Mexicos record-breaking 8.1 magnitude earthquake, to the recent destruction of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, events … Caritas responds to worldwide emergencies. Continue reading Related Posts:Caritas humanitarian worker returning to South Sudan…Chainsaw wielding Nun attacks Read more

Funding climate change in the Pacific – where is the money going? Comments 0

Monday, September 4th, 2017
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 It is important to “speak truth to power” and ask where climate finance is going says Julianne Hickey. Hickey, the director of Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, was speaking at the annual conference of the Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) last month. “In the beginning, none of the climate finance was reaching the Pacific, let alone Read more

Building community bonds in Dunedin South Comments 0

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Dunedin South has its share of challenges. Last Saturday over 50 people gathered at the Mercy Parish community centre in Dunedin South to discuss how they could  empower their communities to respond locally and ‘weave bonds of belonging’. They heard about what one participant described as an oncoming “demographic tsunami” of an aging population. Other Read more

Church worker Doug Tennent determined to return to Papua New Guinea Comments 0

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Doug Tennent who was deported to New Zealand on 12 June says he has intends to get back to Papua New Guinea (PNG) as soon as he can. A new visa application to re-enter Papua New Guinea has been filed, which he hoped would be granted shortly. On Friday the in the Kokopo National Court Read more

Caritas humanitarian worker returning to South Sudan for famine response Comments 0

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Following the declaration of famine in South Sudan, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s lead humanitarian aid worker, Mark Mitchell, is preparing to return to the world’s newest nation. He is going to help coordinate the Caritas response to the worsening situation. “I was in the country last year to bolster Caritas’ humanitarian response to the existing Read more

Caritas Budget submission highlights impact of Kaikōura earthquakes Comments 0

Monday, February 13th, 2017

“Right now, our staff are in Kaikōura with Te tai o te Marokura Health and Social Service, looking at how the earthquake has impacted kai moana in the area, and how this has in turn impacted whānau health, said  Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand Director Julianne Hickey. She was making an oral submission on the 2017 Read more

Pope Francis praying for all the people of New Zealand after the earthquakes Comments 0

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

“I am praying for all the people of New Zealand at this time of the earthquakes.” This is what Pope Francis said to Cardinal John Dew when he greeted him in Rome at the closing of the Holy Door. On Sunday Cardinal John wrote on his Facebook page: “This morning St Peter’s Square was filled Read more

‘No remedy for death’, says Caritas on euthanasia debate Comments 0

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has spoken out in opposition to assisted suicide in an oral submission to the Health Select Committee looking into attitudes towards euthanasia. Drawing on its experiences working with disempowered communities in New Zealand and abroad, the social justice agency highlighted the issue of powerlessness as a major concern in the debate Read more