Media releases

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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21 October 2021

Welcome packs help former refugee families make their new house a home

This month, New Zealand Red Cross’ Pathways to Settlement Programme will be delivering a welcome pack to former refugees’ households across Aotearoa to help them settle into their new homes.

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13 October 2021

QBE Insurance and New Zealand Red Cross to help more Kiwis prepare for emergencies

To mark the International Day of Disaster Reduction, QBE Insurance and New Zealand Red Cross have today announced a formal partnership which will see QBE become the primary supporter of the New Zealand Red Cross Hazard app.

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27 November 2019

Kiwi nurses respond to devastating measles outbreak in Pacific

Seven New Zealand Red Cross health delegates are in Samoa supporting measles treatment and prevention activities, as the number of people suspected to have contracted this disease in the Pacific continues to climb.

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14 April 2019

Fate of abducted New Zealand Red Cross nurse unknown

Louisa Akavi is a New Zealand Red Cross Nurse who was kidnapped in October 2013. Since that time International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the New Zealand Government have been doing everything possible to locate her and secure her release.

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