Posts Tagged ‘Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’

Caritas was prepared for an emergency in Tonga

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
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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
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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

Caritas announces winners of 2021 SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, the Bishops’ agency for justice, peace and development, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition. The theme for this year’s competition is A NEW WAY FORWARD. Ever since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic the world has changed. We are faced with the challenge of Read more

Caritas Australia visits Wellington for meeting

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Catholic charity Caritas Australia was welcomed to Wellington for a bilateral meeting with Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand last week. The two charities’ goal was to reconfirm their commitment to collaborating on their shared objective to address global poverty and inequities. The two Catholic organisations have a long history of both informal and formal collaboration. Their Read more

Parish and schools outreach to COVID affected India

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Standing together in solidarity with those in India affected by Covid is what an Auckland parish and school is doing with a COVID fundraiser. Otahuhu Catholic Parish and School communities is sending help to those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in India, says Lyndsay Freer, Media and Communications Officer for the Catholic Diocese of Auckland. Read more

Caritas Aotearoa releases annual environment report

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Caritas released its annual State of the Environment for Oceania report, Towards New Horizons, through a global webinar on Friday 2 October. The webinar featured speakers from across Oceania including Tonga, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Aotearoa New Zealand, and will be hosted by the Global Catholic Climate Movement. Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has published Read more