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Solomons partner Billy Mae receives OBE

Hard work in education has paid off for Caritas partner Billy Mae of Solomon Islands. He received an OBE recently for his dedication in the field of tertiary education.

Cyclone-safer houses in Vanuatu

When Cyclone Winston hit Vanuatu in March 2015, the Port Vila suburb of Anamburu was one of the worst affected.

Doug Tennent: Standing against injustice

*Pictured above on his return to New Zealand.

Our oceans, our future

This World Oceans Day (8 June) we celebrate the Oceans as one of the most integral sources of life on earth. By preserving the oceans, we preserve integral human development, which is a key principle of Catholic social teaching.

Preparing Communities in Samoa

By Petra Wheatley - a Catholic Volunteer Overseas with Caritas Samoa.

I’m 24 years old, born and bred in Wellington, and have been placed with Caritas Samoa in Apia from January to May, 2017 as a Programmes Team Assistant supporting the small team to deliver some of the projects the organisation has within the community.

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.

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Tutu ana te puehu - Stirring up the dust