Posts Tagged ‘Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’

Caritas gives a B pass to Emissions Reduction Plan

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

New Zealand Catholic charity Caritas is glad to see New Zealand’s first Emissions Reduction Plan finally produced. Cross-party support for its long-term carbon-reduction budgets is great – but … “The Plan isn’t ambitious enough” says Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand Engagement Manager Roger Ellis. “For the sake of the poor and the planet – we’d like Read more

Caritas reminds Government to address responsibilities

Thursday, April 28th, 2022
Government to address responsibilities

Against a backdrop of high inflation, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is reminding the Government to address its responsibilities to tackle ongoing crises in housing, climate change and underlying inequality that worsen outcomes for the poor. It made the comments in its submission to the Finance and Expenditure Committee about the Budget Policy Statement 2022. Inequality Read more

Caritas has new Chief Executive

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Mena Antonio, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s new Chief Executive’s impressive background ideally fits her for leading the Catholic social justice agency. She has 20-plus years working on and with boards and executive teams, combining leadership in strategy, risk management, legal and financial compliance and people-management here and in the UK. Of Samoan and Tokelauan descent, Read more

Caritas funding humanitarian work in midst of Ukraine crisis – Caritas NZ

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has agreed to send $10,000 to support Caritas work in Ukraine as we stand in solidarity with our sister organisations and with the people of Ukraine. “We pray for all the people in Ukraine, especially the vulnerable and marginalised communities who will be most severely impacted by the recent invasion of Read more

Caritas was prepared for an emergency in Tonga

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
Caritas prepared

Caritas was prepared for an emergency in Tonga and is already on the ground offering assistance. Confirmation of the Catholic agency’s involvement comes from Caritas Director Julianne Hickey, and follows Saturday’s eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano. “Together (with Caritas Tonga) we have completed the pre-positioning of emergency supplies at three locations in Tonga Read more

Catholic institutions support Matariki Public Holiday Bill

Thursday, December 9th, 2021
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Three Catholic institutions – Wellington archdiocese’s Ecology, Justice and Peace Commission, Challenge 2000 and Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand have presented submissions to parliament supporting the proposed Matariki Public Holiday Bill. “As Indigenous people we need to take back and understand what time looks like for us. How do we observe the seasons, how do we Read more

‘Severe’ outlook says Caritas in its Oceania Environment report

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s latest report about the state of the Oceania environment is recording a severe outlook for the region. It also says climate finance for the poor been ‘woefully inadequate’ for seven years. The Catholic charity has been monitoring five environmental issues affecting people of the Pacific since 2015 through its State of Read more

Climate science report highlights need for rapid action

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report on climate science makes the Earth’s current situation clear. It confirms with greater certainty and immediacy the need for rapid action to cut greenhouse gas emissions. It confirms we must prioritise the poor and future generations in adapting to an uncertain climatic future, says Caritas Aotearoa New Read more

Caritas Aotearoa NZ’s helping in Haiti and Afghanistan

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has joined with the Caritas International network to provide practical help to people in Haiti and Afghanistan. Julianne Hickey, who is the director of Caritas in New Zealand, says the turmoil in Haiti and Afghanistan “requires a global response as these crises unfold against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our Read more

Five year partnership between Caritas and MFAT

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
Caritas NZ

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is leading a new five year programme – He Oranga Taurikura – A Thriving Life. The programme works with local communities in the Pacific and South East Asia. It aims to continue to reduce the impact of poverty with a focus on girls and women, refugees and migrants, and indigenous peoples. Read more