CARE (New Zealand)

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CARE (from the full term 'Citizens Association for Racial Equality') was a New Zealand organisation that fought against racism towards minority groups in New Zealand.[1]

During the 1960s, CARE attacked policies such as the common de facto policy of banks not to employ Māori and compulsory pregnancy test for recent immigrants from Samoa. CARE became particularly famous in New Zealand through its vocal opposition to South African apartheid,[2] particularly via organising resistance to any links with South Africa during the apartheid era.[3] CARE was heavily involved in the huge protests against the 1981 Springbok Tour.

Its long term secretary was Tom Newnham.


  1. ^ [1] Te Ao Hou No. 61 (December 1967)
  2. ^ [2] on CARE
  3. ^ [3] African Activist Archive