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New Government Must Respond to Tides of Change

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 16:30

Yesterday on St Francis Day, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand published its fourth annual State of the Environment for Oceania report, Turning the Tide.

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand Calls Upon All to Care for the Earth

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 12:45

WELLINGTON—Wednesday, 4 October Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand will launch this year’s State of the Environment for Oceania report, Turning the Tide.

Caritas responds to worldwide emergencies

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 09:00

2017 is shaping up to be a devastating year due to environment-related disasters.

One casting vote determines the future for New Zealand’s oceans

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 15:00

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is concerned about the decision by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to grant a marine consent to Trans-Tasman Resources Limited (TTR) to vacuum up the sea bed off the South Taranaki Bight in order to extrac

“Sitting together under the big umbrella of God”

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 15:30


On Saturday over 50 people from as far afield as Invercargill, Oamaru, and Lawrence gathered at the Mercy Parish community centre in Dunedin South to discuss how to strengthen a sense of community. 

Climate change – the ultimate intergenerational issue

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:00

Caritas welcomes a new report, Stepping stones to Paris and beyond: Climate change, progress and predictability published by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright.

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Climate change – the ultimate intergenerational issue

Caritas welcomes a new report, Stepping stones to Paris and beyond: Climate change, progress and predictability published by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wrig

Powering remote Pacific communities with renewable innovations

While we in New Zealand are fortunate enough to have electricity at the flick of a switch, hundreds of remote communities around the Pacific have little access to electricity and must rely on small

Caritas calls for halt to deep sea mining

Speaking in New York at an event associated with a United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals, Director of Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, Julianne Hickey, called for

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