Sending unwanted goods in a disaster does more harm than good

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Now that we are in the Pacific Cyclone season the El Nino driven by the warming East and Central Pacific Ocean is causing droughts and is predicted to fuel stronger, more frequent cyclones in the coming months. When… Read More

Disaster prone countries raise Pacific concerns

ADRA New Zealand’s Simon Lewis (back row, centre) met with UN and NGO representatives at the World Humanitarian Summit – Pacific Consultation.

Auckland – Last week Cyclone Raquel bore down on the Solomon Islands. A cyclone in the south Pacific is nothing new, but the timing is – it’s the first to ever be recorded forming in winter. The organisers… Read More

Nepal: ADRA responds to deadly earthquake

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The people of Nepal are no strangers to earthquakes. But nothing could prepare them for the 7.8 magnitude disaster that struck over the weekend. Two thousand are reported dead – but the death toll will rise. Up to… Read More

Special Offering for Vanuatu – 28th March

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This Sabbath the 28th of March there will be a special offering collected throughout New Zealand collecting money for the recovery effort in Vanuatu. To support ADRA’s relief efforts donate to Vanuatu Cyclone Pam appeal or call 0800… Read More

Vanuatu: ADRA responds to Cyclone Pam

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As calm skies begin to reveal the disastrous extent of Cyclone Pam’s path across Vanuatu, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is providing vital supplies to those affected. It expected to have affected more than 50% of… Read More

Tropical Cyclone Pam wreaks havoc in Vanuatu, ADRA in place to respond

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PORT VILLA, VANUATU—Tropical Cyclone Pam ripped through the islands of Vanuatu yesterday, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is already on the ground in place to respond in coordination… Read More

Church Partnership Programme

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This September, ADRA together with North and South NZ Conferences launched the Church Partnership Programme (CPP), an initiative designed to help local churches get more involved in their community. “It’s taken 12 months to get to this point…. Read More

PAPSDA on a mission

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Loaded to the max with donated toys, puppets, cardboard hearts, string bracelets, tools, and written messages from their church, the group from Papatoetoe Seventh-day Adventist Church (PAPSDA) negotiated its way through baggage allowance restrictions, crossed 5 time zones… Read More

Queenstown Conquerers

On March 9th, on a cool 5 degree morning in Queenstown, 18 brave and somewhat insane cyclists led by Shane Palipane of North NZ and Kylie Hay from South NZ set out on a 300km ride that took… Read More

ADRA responds to floods in Solomon Islands

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The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has begun distributing emergency relief in the wake of destructive floods that have killed 19 and left 49,000 homeless in the Solomon Islands capital of Honiara. Entire riverside communities and bridges… Read More