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Latest Caritas Media Releases & News

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

State of the Environment for Oceania report considers impact of El Nino

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 15:00

On 4 October a new report is to be released which reveals the extent of suffering due to environmental changes in the Pacific.

Communities urged to ‘stand up for what’s right’ on migrant worker exploitation

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 (All day)

In response to ongoing accounts of the unfair treatment of migrant workers in New Zealand, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is calling for communities to ‘stand up for what’s right’ and support this vulnerable group to get help in a report to be relea

Bishop of Auckland to highlight social justice week with own migration story

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 10:30

At a time when the number of international migrants is growing faster than the world’s population (according to the UN), the theme of migration for the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ annual Social Justice Week is very pertinent.

Singing out for justice wins national prize for Hato Pāora student

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 17:15

Standing out from a record number of entries, Hato Pāora College student, Nikau Te Huki’s song Now or Ne

Exciting opportunities for Catholic volunteers in the Pacific

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 13:30

From carpenters rebuilding schools in Solomon Islands to nurses helping manage community clinics in Tonga, Catholic volunteers have been making an important contribution to development projects around the Pacific for decades.

Other media releases

Budget 2017 may leave ‘small town NZ’ out in the cold

In the wake of Budget 2017, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has expressed concern that ‘small town New Zealand’ and vulnerable communities like Kaikōura have been neglected.

New Zealand youth challenging themselves to make a difference

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 C

Caritas humanitarian worker returning to South Sudan for famine response

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

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