New Zealand Disaster Fund hub
Find updates on how the Fund is being spent, what services are available and stories about how it’s helping affected communities.
Full $28.5 million committed to community disaster relief
Update 15: A year after Cyclone Gabrielle and other severe weather events in early 2023 we’ve committed the entire New Zealand Disaster Fund to helping people and communities affected.
Ukraine: Two years on
Two years since the escalation of the Russia-Ukraine armed conflict, fighting and shelling are still everyday realities for millions of people living in Ukraine.
Exceptional service during cyclone response recognised
In 2023, over 100 people across the motu were recognised for their service to Red Cross. This story highlights those who went above and beyond during and after Cyclones Hale and Gabrielle.