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Latest Caritas Media Releases & News

No bricks and mortar in Budget’s new housing spend

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:00

Despite Budget 2016 taking small steps to invest in the wellbeing of families and individuals, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand says there is a noticeable lack of investment in building new homes – an important requirement to ensure all families can f

ETS subsidy removal one small step on long road

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 09:15

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand welcomes today’s Budget announcement of a long-overdue phase out of the two-for-one subsidy in the Emissions Trading Scheme allowing some businesses to pay one emissions unit for every two tonnes of pollution they emit

Save Aleppo: Caritas Syria staff report from the city

Caritas Syria
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 13:45

The battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo has left hundreds of people dead or injured. There have been over 2,300 mortars between 23 April and 3 May.

Cardinal to launch beneficiary advocacy event in Upper Hutt

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 08:45

Cardinal John Dew will celebrate Mass on Tuesday, May 10 to launch an Archdiocesan ‘Benefit Impact’ event aimed at assisting and advocating for those in the Wellington region on a benefit.

Preparedness key to weathering Cyclone Amos in Samoa

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 14:45

Torrential rain, severe winds and pounding sea swells are expected for Samoa as Tropical Cyclone Amos draws near and squares its shoulders for a Category 4 assault, but many communities in the island nation are as prepared as possible.

Caritas challenges students and youth to spend 24-hours in solidarity with those less fortunate

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 14:30

A multi-sport challenge, a dance party/rally and a hikoi are just a few of the events being run by Catholic schools and youth groups around the country today and tomorrow to launch the annual Caritas Challenge.

Other media releases

Save Aleppo: Caritas Syria staff report from the city

The battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo has left hundreds of people dead or injured. There have been over 2,300 mortars between 23 April and 3 May.

Preparedness key to weathering Cyclone Amos in Samoa

Torrential rain, severe winds and pounding sea swells are expected for Samoa as Tropical Cyclone Amos draws near and squares its shoulders for a Category 4 assault, but many communities in the isla

Caritas challenges students and youth to spend 24-hours in solidarity with those less fortunate

A multi-sport challenge, a dance party/rally and a hikoi are just a few of the events being run by Catholic schools and youth groups around the country today and tomorrow to launch the annual Carit

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