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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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More support for those who leave and those that stay - Afghanistan

Posted on 03 September 2021

3 September 2021

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New Zealand’s aid charities are supporting their local partners working on the ground in Afghanistan, so people can still access food, find safe shelter…
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New Zealand charities call to raise the refugee quota

Posted on 23 August 2021

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23 August 2021

Aid charities are calling for New Zealand to play its part, and increase the refugee quota by 1000 immediately to take in those Afghans and…
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Kiwi aid charities call: ‘support for aid workers in Afghanistan too'

Posted on 19 August 2021

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19 August 2021

Today is World Humanitarian Day, and the aid sector is calling on the government to support local Afghan staff working for aid charities.

While the troops may…
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