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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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PNG deadly Covid crisis getting worse

Posted on 23 November 2021

People in Papua New Guinea are not getting enough Covid vaccines due to misinformation. This is causing immense stress and suffering throughout the country, says Quenelda Clegg Chair of CID’s…
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South Pacific Cyclone Season starts

Posted on 02 November 2021

The first day of November is also the first day of the South Pacific cyclone season.

Last season taught humanitarian and emergency personnel that they need to be prepared to respond…
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Pacific diaspora leadership key to improving NZ’s aid

Posted on 18 October 2021

Pacific diaspora leaders in Aotearoa New Zealand play a key role in development and humanitarian responses in the Pacific, but traditionally the links with aid agencies and charities has been…
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Public continue to donate to aid causes - despite Covid

Posted on 06 October 2021

Funding for New Zealand’s Aid charities has held steady despite Covid, closed borders and the inability for aid workers to travel.

The Council for International Development (CID) released its Annual Survey…
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