Media Releases

A demonstration defending Easter holidays.
Government decision on Easter trading will impoverish communities
Wed 26 August 2015
A new government bill that will hand the decision to liberalise Easter trading hours to local... Read More »
Ha'apai, Tonga.
New Zealand must ‘walk the talk’ on Pacific Islands' security, says Caritas
Fri 31 July 2015
New Zealand needs to 'walk the talk' on the security and wellbeing of Pacific island states, says... Read More »
Climate Change Carterets
Timid climate change target will have long-term costs
Thu 16 July 2015
New Zealand’s timid climate change target will prove costly in the long term, says Catholic social... Read More »
Ursula Rakova.
The Human Face of Climate Change Migration: Ursula Rakova from Carteret Islands, PNG
Fri 26 June 2015
As the Catholic Church and wider community reflect on Pope Francis’ recent message on care of our... Read More »
Sister Bridget Crisp watering the garden.
“Praised be” – challenge and hope seen in Pope Francis’ encyclical
Thu 18 June 2015
Pope Francis gives both challenge and hope to the world in his latest encyclical Laudato Si’ (... Read More »
Students from St Joseph's School, Fairlie with some the the auction artworks.
Fairlie school raises $13,000 for Caritas Nepal aid
Mon 15 June 2015
St Joseph’s Primary School in Fairlie may be small in size, but the school of 45 students has shown... Read More »




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