Media releases

24 January 2024

New Zealand Red Cross celebrates opening of new Dominion Road shop

New Zealand Red Cross today officially opened a new, “bigger, brighter, better” retail shop at 184-196 Dominion Road, Auckland.

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11 August 2023

Red Cross commits $20 million of the NZ Disaster Fund

Six months on from Cyclone Gabrielle, New Zealand Red Cross has committed more than $20 million of the $27 million New Zealand Disaster Fund. The Fund supports communities and people whose homes and livelihoods were damaged during the devastating weather events earlier this year.

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11 April 2023

$1 million grant to Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Trust from New Zealand Disaster Fund

Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Trust is one of four new recipients of grants from the New Zealand Disaster Fund, taking the total amount committed to more than $3 million.

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2 April 2023

New Zealand Red Cross’ international delegate reports on a visit to the earthquake zone in Türkiye

International delegate, Dallas Roy has made his first visit to south eastern Türkiye, in the area devastated by earthquakes two months ago. 

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27 March 2023

New Zealand Red Cross announces major contribution to Wairoa recovery effort

Over $1 million from the New Zealand Disaster Fund is being provided to people living in Wairoa to help them to recover from the damage caused by Cyclone Gabrielle.

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17 February 2023

New Zealand Red Cross international delegate heads to Türkiye

New Zealand Red Cross is sending its first international delegate to Türkiye to support the local humanitarian response to the devastation caused by two major earthquakes on 6 February.

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21 November 2022

New humanitarian migration report explains complex migration issues

The emergency humanitarian intake of people to Aotearoa New Zealand resulting from the crises in Ukraine and Afghanistan has led New Zealand Red Cross to update its Humanitarian Migration Report.

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18 March 2022

Bids replace buckets in New Zealand Red Cross annual appeal

Instead of popping your spare change into a Red Cross bucket for their street appeal this year, you could be bidding to buy a year’s supply of chocolate, a bungy jump, or a power tool.

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9 February 2022

New Zealand Red Cross says thanks a million for donating to support the people of Tonga

Well over a million dollars has been raised so far for the relief effort in Tonga and surrounding Pacific nations through New Zealand Red Cross’ Pacific Tsunami Appeal.

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4 February 2022

New Zealand Red Cross supporting emergency response on the West Coast

New Zealand Red Cross teams are on the ground in Westport and other centres on the West Coast assisting with welfare support and logistics, as residents face their second major flood in seven months.

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