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Four Severe Tropical Cyclones expected this Cyclone Season

Posted on 14 November 2022

November marked the start of the South Pacific cyclone season. Forecasts for this season predict up to seven tropical cyclones, with four of these likely to be severe. 

Last cyclone season…
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COP27: Pacific NGOs call for urgent and decisive action

Posted on 08 November 2022

As leaders meet at COP27, the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (PIANGO) and partners, have outlined a list of key asks, that demand urgent and decisive action. The detailed demands…
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Media advisory - aid sector annual conference 2022

Posted on 03 October 2022

Media advisory

3 October 2022

 This year’s Council for International Development’s (CID) annual conference will take place over two days 19-20 October 2022. The conference will be predominantly online via a dedicated…
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A commitment to stay connected for a free, safe and prosperous Pacific

Posted on 14 July 2022

Pacific Islands Association of Non-governmental Organizations (PIANGO) press release

Civil Society has made a fundamental difference to the way in which government thinks about the community, says New Zealand Foreign Affairs…
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Budget 2022: critical aid for global crises

Posted on 12 May 2022

As the Government prepares to release its Budget 2022, the Council for International Development (CID), and its member aid agencies are calling for greater transparency in budget spend and more…
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New Zealand NGOs supporting the Ukraine response

Posted on 02 March 2022

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, the Council for International Development (CID) and its NGO members are watching the situation closely and supporting the response.

Nearly 750,000…
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NZ aid charities channel funds direct to Tongan partners

Posted on 21 January 2022

Needs assessments are now coming in, following the Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption in Tonga.

New Zealand aid charities are already responding and running appeals to support the work of their Tongan partners…
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A call on banks and business to drop fees in support of Tonga response

Posted on 18 January 2022

The umbrella organisation for New Zealand’s aid agencies, Council for International Development is calling on banks and money transfer businesses to drop (or reduce) any bank fees as Tongan New…
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New Zealand NGOs ready to assist with Tonga eruption response

Posted on 17 January 2022

Following the eruption of Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on Saturday evening, New Zealand NGOs are still waiting for official damage reports. The re-establishment of communications with their partner organisations and colleagues…
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Event explores re-imagining Pacific tourism post-pandemic

Posted on 29 November 2021

Covid has effectively closed Pacific state borders to tourists for nearly two years. What will tourism in the Pacific look like post Covid, and how can New Zealanders be ‘good’…
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