Media Releases

A home in Ha’apai – once 80 metres inland.
Caritas says the time to act on climate change is now
Wed 30 September 2015
Urgent action must be taken to help communities in Oceania cope with the serious consequences of... Read More »
A displaced Iraqi woman in a camp.
Caritas welcomes Government decision on refugee quota
Thu 10 September 2015
The Government's move to increase the number of refugees allowed into the country in the face of a... Read More »
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 »




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