Media releases

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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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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