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Sleep out and help the homeless

September 2016 Diocesan News  New Zealand’s housing situation is devastating for vulnerable families and individuals. After last year’s fundraising event for organisations helping the homeless, the 14-Hour Sleep Out event for October’s World Homeless Day is on again this year. Participants will come together at 6pm, 7 October, in a central city location to hear

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Catholic Women’s League supports education for healthy relationships

August 2016 News Annette Scullion Catholic Women’s League New Zealand ‘At Home Appeal’ charity is to support the Sophie Elliot Foundation for the year ahead, announced national president Kay Blackmore at the CWLNZ biennial conference in Christchurch, 20–23 July. CWLNZ established its ‘At Home Appeal’ in the late 1980s to support a national organisation each

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Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

July 2016  |  Hōngongoi Diocesan News  |  Ngā Pitopito Kōrero a Rohe Pīhopa Henare Walmsley, Te Kahu o te Rangi Māori Pastoral Care Team of the Archdiocese of Wellington, introduces Te Wiki o te Reo Māori Language Week for WelCom. E te tī, e te tā kua tae nei I raro I te maru o

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School student achievers

July 2016  |  Hōngongoi Youth, Schools, Education  |  Hunga Taiohi, Ngā Kura, Mātauranga St Mary’s College Young Achievers On Friday 17 June five All Blacks visited St Mary’s College, Wellington, to run a skills session for our rugby players. St Mary’s was a winner of the OneMoreTeam Competition where three schools throughout the country were

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Marist Family celebrates 200 years

July 2016  |  Hōngongoi Our Heritage  |  Ō Tātou Taonga Tuku Iho Mission Among Māori: The Lyon-Aotearoa Connection Pa Gerard Burns Recently I had the good fortune to be able to do a short pilgrimage to Lyon in central France to visit some sites important in the history of the Catholic mission in Aotearoa. What

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Four O’Shea Shield wins in a row!

June 2016 For the fourth consecutive year St Catherine’s College Wellington has won the highly-prized O’Shea Shield at the annual speech and drama competition for Catholic Colleges’ of the Wellington and Palmerston North Dioceses. Fellow Kilbirnie school, St Patrick’s College Wellington, were runners up. The competition was hosted by Sacred Heart Girls’ College in New

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Bishop Viard College blessed with new event centre and gym

June 2016 Story and photos by Annette Scullion Bishop Viard College’s long awaited event centre and gymnasium was officially opened and blessed by Cardinal John Dew on 2 May. The Porirua Catholic college caters for around 350 students from a wealth of cultures and diversity. A powhiri welcomed local Catholic schools, local priests, the Board

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Budget lacks capital to address affordable housing

June 2016 Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand and Christian Social Services, the umbrella organisation of churches’ social-service agencies in Aotearoa New Zealand, including Catholic Social Services, say the 2016 Budget response to affordable housing is inadequate. No bricks and mortar in Budget’s new housing spend Crispin Anderlini, Caritas Aotearoa NZ Despite Budget 2016 taking small steps to

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