Promoting resilience

We are here in greater Christchurch for good. Our focus now is to help communities become more prepared and resilient. We want to grow people’s social connections and improve their ability to prepare for, and cope with, future events.

A glimpse into how we're helping


Our focus on preparedness and resilience involves establishing different initiatives to reach a range of community groups in greater Christchurch. These programmes vary from offering preparedness training, to working with local iwi and establishing Red-i hubs throughout the area.

From National President Jennifer McMahon

New Zealand Red Cross National President Jennifer McMahon talks about the Recovery programme and the difference we made to greater Christchurch over the past six years.

From former Secretary General Tony Paine

Former New Zealand Red Cross Secretary General Tony Paine talks about the importance of the Recovery programme to the rest of the organisation, including how lessons learnt have been woven into our day-to-day operations.

From Recovery Manager Michael Donoghue

Red Cross Recovery Manager describes what greater Christchurch is like today, the work that still needs to be done, and what the future holds for our continued work in Canterbury.