Red Cross stories

Read our stories filled with humanity, resilience and the spirit of volunteering. They show how your support is helping vulnerable people in New Zealand and around the world.

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6 May 2024

A little bit about the Florence Nightingale Medal

The Florence Nightingale Medal is the highest Red Cross award for nurses and voluntary nursing aides. Named after the famed British nurse, it honours people who’ve distinguished themselves in times of peace or war.

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6 May 2024

Good people doing great things

Each day across the motu, Red Cross people are doing things big and small to keep humanity alive. We provide help wherever we're needed, without discrimination. From Meals on Wheels, to supporting refugees, responding to disasters, and helping out in our shops, everyone has a part to play in Red Cross.

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6 May 2024

What's important to us and our work – the value in our values

As we celebrate all Red Cross people on World Red Cross Red Crescent Day this year, we asked, what are the values of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, shared by New Zealand Red Cross, and why should we care about them?

Secretary-General Sarah Stuart-Black and Fiona Ross – General Manager People Experience and Support Fiona explain.

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23 April 2024

Mobilising the power of humanity – Red Cross service in wartime and conflict

We’re taking the time to remember those who served in the past, as well as the incredible humanitarians we continue to deploy overseas to provide relief in conflict zones.

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15 April 2024

Shortages of Meals on Wheels drivers in South Auckland means volunteers are doing multiple shifts a week

Four mornings a week, Mike and Maud Burke drive the short distance from their home in Papatoetoe to Middlemore Hospital to collect the meals for their Meals on Wheels run and then set off to deliver hot nutritious food to 18 people. The trip takes them one and a half hours a day.

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