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Latest Caritas Media Releases & News

New Zealand youth challenging themselves to make a difference

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 17:00

While many of us ask ourselves what we can do to help those in need, young Catholics around New Zealand are making a difference by stepping into the shoes of the most vulnerable and taking on the Caritas Challenge. 

Caritas humanitarian worker returning to South Sudan for famine response

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 15:15

Following the declaration of famine in South Sudan, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s lead humanitarian aid worker, Mark Mitchell, is currently preparing to return to the world’s newest nation to help coordinate the Caritas response to the worsening

Budget 2017 must prioritise community wellbeing

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 09:00

Echoing the words of Pope Francis, who has warned that economic progress that diminishes people’s quality of life is no progress at all, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is urging the government to attend to the wellbeing of vulnerable communities whe

‘No remedy for death’, says Caritas on Euthanasia debate

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 10:45

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has spoken out today in opposition to assisted suicide in an oral submission to the Health Select Committee looking into attitudes towards euthanasia.

Caritas welcomes NZ ratification of Paris Agreement

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 15:30

Caritas has welcomed New Zealand’s ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change, just a day after the Catholic social justice agency’s annual State of the Environment Report for Oceania called on all nations in the region to ratify the ag

Caritas reports widespread hunger and thirst across the Pacific

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 22:15

Cases of children having to eat cassava roots softened with paracetamol and people dying from lack of food and clean water are among the examples of widespread hunger and thirst across the Pacific that are detailed in the latest Caritas State of t

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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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