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Caritas: Needs of vulnerable today more important than potential future tax cuts
Wed 11 February 2015
Catholic social justice agency Caritas says the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable in New... Read More »
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Caritas cautions against undermining RMA purpose
Fri 23 January 2015
The proposed Resource Management Act changes must keep promotion of sustainable environmental... Read More »
Typhoon Hagupit
Typhoon Hagupit response highlights success of Caritas’ preparedness work
Mon 8 December 2014
Despite 220kph winds and heavy rains lashing the Philippines since Typhoon Hagupit (known locally... Read More »
Archbishop John Dew: Politics – a noble profession
Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill rushed, not specific enough – Catholic Church
Wed 3 December 2014
New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops and Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand say the Countering Terrorist... Read More »
Students from  Te Kura Taumata ō Panguru in the Warawara forest.
Warawara Forest resource aims to teach students to be protectors of the environment
Fri 28 November 2014
Caritas has developed an 80 page guide for teachers in ways to nurture kaitiakitanga (stewardship)... Read More »
Sea level rise means coconut trees are having their roots exposed as the water gets closer to shore in Ha'apai, Tonga.
Pacific climate funding must prioritise the poor
Thu 20 November 2014
 Caritas supports the government’s prioritising of the Pacific for direct climate change... Read More »




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