Media releases

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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31 January 2022

New Zealand Red Cross mobilises Tonga relief effort

New Zealand Red Cross has packed the first relief supplies to be sent to Tonga tomorrow and is gathering four technical experts to support the ongoing response.

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21 January 2022

New Zealand Red Cross investigating data security in International Committee of the Red Cross privacy breach

On 20 January 2022 (NZT 6:08am) New Zealand Red Cross were advised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) that on the morning of 18 January 2022, they learned the ICRC Central Tracing Agency systems had been exposed to a highly sophisticated Cyber Security incident and Personal Data Breach.

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17 January 2022

New Zealand Red Cross ready to respond to Tonga volcanic eruption and tsunami

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.

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2 December 2021

Red Cross Shops need hundreds more volunteers this holiday season

Red Cross Shops up and down the country are desperate for help as many long-term volunteers are worried about returning to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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26 October 2021

Be Good and Ready in an emergency

Being prepared for an emergency or disaster reduces our vulnerability to their impact and helps save lives.

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