Posts Tagged ‘Julianne Hickey’

Caritas goes to Parliament to oppose Easter trading change

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Caritas representatives appearing before Parliament’s Commerce Committee on Thursday argued against proposed changes to Easter Sunday trading. A proposed law change – the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill – would let local councils pass bylaws allowing shops in their area to open on Easter Sunday. Caritas’s Lisa Beech said Easter Sunday trading would affect community Read more

Caritas Director to speak at Paris Climate Conference

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand Director, Julianne Hickey, is bringing the voices of Pacific peoples affected by climate change to a global audience at the historic Paris Climate Change conference (COP 21) in December. She is one of only two leaders to represent the 165 member organisations of the Caritas Internationalis confederation and will speak at an event Read more

Clean green image a mere veneer

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Climate change minister Tim Groser last week announced that Zealand’s provisional target is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 which is equivalent to 11 per cent below 1990 levels. This target has been condemned as inadequate and some critics are saying New Zealand’s clean green image is Read more

Caritas provides Pacific perspective for Laudato Si’

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s chief, Julianne Hickey has been in Rome recently and was in meetings preparing for Pope Francis’ new encyclical Laudato Si’. She was able to give an input from the Pacific perspective where oceans are so important for the sustaining of life. Hickey was able to speak of what is happening to Read more

Caritas helping Cyclone victims in Tonga

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is  continuing to support Caritas Tonga to assist communities to recover and rebuild after Tropical Cyclone Ian devastated the Ha’apai islands of Tonga three weeks ago. It is estimated that 75 per cent of buildings in Ha’apai have been destroyed or have major damage. Crops, infrastructure and water supplies also having Read more

Caritas restructure aimed at fuller engagement of Catholic Community

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is embarking on a transformation process as its support base grows, and to meet the challenges of a constantly changing world. ‘These are new and exciting times for us,” says Director Julianne Hickey. “We’ve been engaged for a year in reviewing our structures and processes – with all staff involved, and Read more

Remembering Parihaka – a new booklet from Caritas

Friday, October 25th, 2013

A  delegation from Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand recently presented its new booklet Remembering Parihaka to the Parihaka community after consulting them over its preparation. “This is not a booklet just about Parihaka’s history,” said Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand Director Julianne Hickey, “but a justice and peace resource that enables us to reflect on the impact of Read more

Caritas Lenten Appeal tops $1,000,000

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Caritas Director Julianne Hickey says the generosity of New Zealanders will bring joy to the hearts of many, as this year’s Lenten Appeal tops one million dollars for the first time. The Appeal is run by Caritas on behalf of New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops to support the Church’s work of promoting social justice and full Read more

Catholic volunteer agency Mahitahi merges with Caritas

Friday, December 21st, 2012

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference have decided to integrate the operations and governance of Mahitahi – Catholic Overseas Volunteers – with that of Caritas, to improve and strengthen both organisations. Mahitahi will retain its own identity, profile and strategic direction, within and supported by the Caritas structure and administration. For the last two years, Mahitahi has Read more

Australians join Kiwis in making submission to Select Committee on Refugees

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Plans to lock up refugees arriving in groups to New Zealand have drawn concern from across the Tasman. The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (ACMRO) has opposed the mandatory detention provisions in the Immigration Amendment Bill, in a written submission on the Bill currently before Parliament. ACMRO and Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand will appear Read more