The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is the New Zealand Catholic Bishops' agency for justice, peace and development.

 We are a member of the Caritas Internationalis network of 165 Catholic justice, peace and development agencies working in over 200 countries and territories around the world.

Where we work

Caritas advocates for change, supports community development projects and responds to emergencies around the world.


We produce a variety of resources throughout the year that correspond to important events on the Catholic calendar.

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Find out how you can support Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand in our mission for justice, peace and development. 

Find out what's going on. Latest Caritas News ...

Caritas Assisting in Tonga

Caritas supporting relief in Philippines following Typhoon Rai

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is supporting sister agency NASSA (Caritas Philippines) to respond to Typhoon Rai battering th

Catholics urged to get involved in climate response

Caritas says recent government announcements on climate recognise the urgency of making deep far-reaching changes across all sectors of New Zealand society, and the need to provide climate finance

...… and latest Caritas Stories

The Power of One - and the Power of Many

Caritas Advocacy Advisor Martin de Jong reflects on the power of individual and collective action on the path to climate justice.

Success in Bitokara, Papua New Guinea

By Phil Brass, Programmes Team, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand (November 2021)

Spotlight on Poverty: World Day of the Poor

Spotlight on Poverty: World Day of the Poor

By Sophie Lee (November 2021)

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Tutu ana te puehu - Stirring up the dust