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Benefit Impact a ‘transformative experience’ for many

“Right from the beginning, the very small Christian community was concerned with needs of the poor, the neglected and the vulnerable.”

No bricks and mortar in Budget’s new housing spend

Despite Budget 2016 taking small steps to invest in the wellbeing of families and individuals, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand says there is a noticeable lack of investment in building new homes – an

ETS subsidy removal one small step on long road

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand welcomes today’s Budget announcement of a long-overdue phase out of the two-for-one subsidy in the Emissions Trading Scheme allowing some businesses to pay one emission

Cardinal to launch beneficiary advocacy event in Upper Hutt

Cardinal John Dew will celebrate Mass on Tuesday, May 10 to launch an Archdiocesan ‘Benefit Impact’ event aimed at assisting and advocating for those in the Wellington region on a benefit.

Save Aleppo: Caritas Syria staff report from the city

The battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo has left hundreds of people dead or injured. There have been over 2,300 mortars between 23 April and 3 May.

Picking up the pieces: recovery in Fiji

From remote hillside settlements where families continue to huddle together in a single house, to a village having to manage the devastation in isolation because of a disease quarantine, the effect

Preparedness key to weathering Cyclone Amos in Samoa

Torrential rain, severe winds and pounding sea swells are expected for Samoa as Tropical Cyclone Amos draws near and squares its shoulders for a Category 4 assault, but many communities in the isla

Making an impact on benefits

St Joseph's parish in Upper Hutt will welcome beneficiaries to an Archdiocesan “Benefit Impact” event being hosted by the parish from 10-13 May.

Caritas challenges students and youth to spend 24-hours in solidarity with those less fortunate

A multi-sport challenge, a dance party/rally and a hikoi are just a few of the events being run by Catholic schools and youth groups around the country today and tomorrow to launch the annual Carit

Innovative project to rebuild cyclone-safer houses in Fiji

As people in Fiji rebuild their communities and homes following the destruction caused by Cyclone Winston, an innovative Caritas recovery programme is aiming to ensure homes fare better in the face

Getting the washing done: Fiji life after Cyclone Winston

 

Written by Mark Mitchell - Humanitarian Programmes Coordinator, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

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