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New Zealand Red Cross Ready To Respond To Tonga Volcanic Eruption And Tsunami

Monday, 17 January 2022, 7:28 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross is working with its regional network to respond to the impact of one of the largest volcanic eruptions and the Pacific has experienced in decades. Communication with Tonga has been down following the enormous eruption and subsequent ... More >>

Red Cross Shops Need Hundreds More Volunteers This HolidaySeason

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 2:47 pm | NZ Red Cross

With International Volunteer Day coming up on Sunday, New Zealand Red Cross Shops are putting a call out for hundreds more volunteers to help during the holiday season and beyond. Red Cross Shops up and down the country are desperate for help as many ... More >>

Be Good And Ready In An Emergency

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 11:57 am | NZ Red Cross

Being prepared for an emergency or disaster reduces our vulnerability to their impact and helps save lives. This week is Good and Ready Week and New Zealand Red Cross is encouraging everyone to get involved and be prepared for when the next emergency ... More >>

NZ Red Cross continues to provide essential services

Friday, 20 August 2021, 8:54 am | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross is continuing to deliver essential services to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. More >>

Volunteers: Red Cross’ Most Important And Unique Asset

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 9:11 am | NZ Red Cross

This National Volunteer Week, 20 to 26 June, New Zealand Red Cross joins the whole of Aotearoa in celebrating the contribution of volunteers to make the country a better place for everyone. As an organisation that is driven by a network of more than 11,000 ... More >>

Red Cross Celebrates Former Refugees Who Helped Bring Aotearoa Together During The Toughest Times

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 9:48 am | NZ Red Cross

This World Refugee Day, 20 June, New Zealand Red Cross recognises the invaluable contributions former refugees across Aotearoa have made in bringing our communities together during New Zealand’s toughest times. They are caregivers, community support ... More >>

Red Cross Appeals For Kiwis To Help Us Get Ready For Disasters

Monday, 15 March 2021, 9:27 am | NZ Red Cross

We know emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time. Our communities are often hit hard by the consequences – people are impacted, perhaps homes, schools or workplaces are damaged, access and transportation disrupted, communities and networks displaced. ... More >>

New Zealand Red Cross Scaling Up To Assist Foreign Nationals Affected By COVID-19

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 9:25 am | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross is scaling up at speed to address the urgent needs of people on temporary visas in Aotearoa New Zealand who are experiencing serious hardship due to COVID-19. From 1 July, people who are in need and on temporary visas can check ... More >>

National Volunteer Week: Volunteers The Backbone Of Emergency Response In Aotearoa

Friday, 19 June 2020, 1:05 pm | NZ Red Cross

This National Volunteer Week, 21 to 27 June, New Zealand Red Cross recognises the immense contribution of volunteers during times of crisis like COVID-19, and every day in their communities. When Aotearoa faces challenging times, Kiwis always step ... More >>

Red Cross Marks World Refugee Day

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 9:00 am | NZ Red Cross

On World Refugee Day, June 20, New Zealand Red Cross is recognising the important contribution former refugees made as essential workers during the COVID-19 lockdown. Essential workers risked their health to ensure the rest of the country had access ... More >>

Stick To Your Bubble, Not Your Couch – Join Red Cross Virtual Tour

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 4:40 pm | NZ Red Cross

To help Kiwis resist the urge to stick to their couch, while encouraging them to stick to their bubble, New Zealand Red Cross has launched Red Cross Virtual Tour. People who sign up will aim to walk, run, dance or garden their way to 71km - the ... More >>

New Zealand Red Cross To Support Families Who Have Lost Contact With Each Other

Friday, 27 March 2020, 9:02 am | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross is offering to support families who have lost contact with each other due to the COVID-19 pandemic by checking on their health and wellbeing through our Restoring Family Links service, if other means of contact are not available. ... More >>

Even In Lockdown The Meals Will Keep Coming

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 12:15 pm | NZ Red Cross

While almost all of New Zealand stays at home during COVID-19 Alert Level 4, people in need will continue to receive a meal and a chance to say ‘hi’ through New Zealand Red Cross’ Meals on Wheels service. The New Zealand Government has deemed ... More >>

Red Cross activates Family Links website following Eruption

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 9:18 am | NZ Red Cross

At the request of New Zealand Police following the Whakaari / White Island eruption, New Zealand Red Cross has activated the Family Links website. The volcano erupted shortly after 2pm on Monday 9 December and a number of people remain unaccounted ... More >>

Red Cross to support former refugees in new locations

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 1:43 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross is delighted to be announced as the primary settlement provider for former refugees in two new locations – Blenheim and Levin – and will be delivering settlement support in Masterton in partnership with Connected Communities Wairarapa. ... More >>

NZ Red Cross nurse honoured with international award

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 12:18 pm | NZ Red Cross

Red Cross nurse Felicity Gapes has been awarded the highest international nursing distinction, the Florence Nightingale Medal, for her work in regions of conflict and political instability. More >>

Louisa Akavi: Family Statement

Monday, 15 April 2019, 2:15 pm | NZ Red Cross

Our family misses her very much and is concerned for her safety. We think about her every day and hope she feels that and finds strength in that. We know she is thinking of us and that she will be worried about us too. More >>

Louisa Akavi: Statement from NZ Red Cross Secretary General

Monday, 15 April 2019, 1:53 pm | NZ Red Cross

It is with a heavy heart that I confirm reports that one of our international humanitarian delegates was kidnapped in Syria in 2013 and remains missing. More >>

Fate of abducted New Zealand Red Cross nurse unknown

Monday, 15 April 2019, 9:34 am | NZ Red Cross

15 April 2019, Wellington (New Zealand Red Cross) – It has been confirmed that a New Zealander working with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was abducted on 13 October 2013 in Syria and remains missing. More >>

Red Cross welcomes government’s settling of new refugees

Friday, 8 February 2019, 9:11 am | NZ Red Cross

Red Cross welcomes government’s announcement of new refugee settlement locations More >>