Posts Tagged ‘Caritas NZ’

Caritas NZs parent body is launching Gaza appeal

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

The parent body of Caritas NZ, Caritas Internationalis, is launching a special appeal to bring medical care to the population affected by the ongoing shelling in Gaza. Caritas Jerusalem is preparing to respond to the urgent needs of the thousands injured and the thousands of people forced to leave their homes either because they were Read more

Churches call for more humanitarian aid for Syria

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Church leaders, Caritas and Christian World Service are calling for an increase in peace efforts and humanitarian aid from the New Zealand Government and support from the New Zealand public. Leaders of the Anglican, Catholic, Methodist and Presbyterian churches, along with the Quakers, have addressed their members in an Open Letter encouraging them to support their Read more

Caritas cautions against undermining purpose of RMA

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

The proposed Resource Management Act ( RMA ) changes must keep promotion of sustainable environmental management as the main purpose of the Resource Management Act, and not use affordable housing as camouflage for significant changes, says Caritas. The Catholic agency for justice, peace and development, Caritas points out that proposals recognising infrastructure and economic growth Read more

Typhoon Hagupit – preparedness has reduced casualties

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Despite 220kph winds and heavy rains lashing the Philippines since Typhoon Hagupit made landfall on Saturday. Casualties from the storm have been minimal however, there has already been significant damage left in the wake of the typhoon, with 80 per cent of homes destroyed in some areas. Donations to assist with the humanitarian response and Read more

Helping student to become protectors of the environment

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Caritas has developed an 80 page guide for teachers in ways to nurture kaitiakitanga (stewardship) of the Warawara Forest in Northland. The Warawara Forest resource aims to teach students to be protectors of the environment resource aims to teach students to be protectors of the environment. It is called Te Warawara: Te Wairua o te iwi Read more

Pacific climate funding must prioritise the poor

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Caritas supports the government’s prioritising of the Pacific for direct climate change related funding, rather than making a major contribution to the global Green Climate Fund. At the G20 summit in Australia on the weekend, Prime Minister John Key pledged $3 million to the Fund, but said New Zealand would continue to focus on the Read more

Oceania voices lend weight to urgency of climate action

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Voices from Oceania recently gathered by Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand in an environment report lend weight to the latest United Nations report calling for dramatic cuts in fossil fuel use to avoid catastrophic and irreversible climate change impacts. “People across Oceania are already losing shorelines and experiencing rising temperatures and unusual weather patterns that have Read more

NZ should use its voice at UN to get climate change funding for Pacific

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

New Zealand should use its voice at the UN to get more international climate change funding to the Pacific communities that most need it says the director of Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand Julianne Hickey. “At United Nations level we certainly need for there to be a commitment from the countries that are causing the environmental challenges Read more

Pasifika say no more climate change reports – do something

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The United Nations Climate Change Summit began on Monday in New York. The Climate Change Summit is trying to find agreement on ways to limit further environmental damage. “The people most affected – at grass roots level and on the coastal edge – must be part of those discussions,” says Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand director Julianne Hickey. Read more