It can be hard to keep up to date with everything that is going on. This page has information about all our communication channels. 

Keeping up to date

This website is the best place to keep up to date. 

You can:

We communicate regularly to all our members and volunteers via email. When you join as a member we add you to our mailing list.

Current emergencies

In this section, you can also access information for New Zealand Red Cross people about our role in supporting current emergencies and how to stay up-to-date on the likes of severe weather events such as Cyclone Gabrielle. Plus key points about the New Zealand Disaster Fund, how it works, and where to direct any questions.

Participate in ShakeOut, 19 October, 9.30am

Join everyone in Aotearoa in this national drill to remind us of the right actions to take during an earthquake or tsunami.

We’ve already signed up to NEMA’s ShakeOut as an organisation and we’re encouraging all Red Cross people to do this important exercise on the day.

What we can all do to prepare

Commit to participating on the day. Here’s a refresher on how to identify safe spaces and drop, cover and hold and Get Ready

Help to spread the word among all our people around the motu – and of course to your own whānau. 

Share the ShakeOut

Get your household ready for an earthquake or tsunami. 

ShakeOut information for individuals, households and families

Upcoming courses

DNA of the Red Cross workshops

There are three sessions in October. You can choose one that suits your location and availability. 

Find out more and register to attend 

Realising 2030

Realising 2030 is our plan to deliver the changes that will make Strategy 2030 possible. One of the first visible changes is the establishment of a new area model on 1 July 2023.

Find out details of the new areas

Regular publications

RED Magazine is published twice a year and is for everyone. You can read the latest issue online or pick up a copy from your nearest service centre.

Our publications

Map of New Zealand Red Cross locations
Inside RED is distributed monthly by email and is for members, volunteers and staff. We email a copy to members and volunteers.  If you haven't been receiving 'Inside RED' you can sign up.

Sign up for Inside RED

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Social media channels

To make the most of keeping up-to-date with everything going on in Red Cross around Aotearoa New Zealand, follow us on our social media channels – links are at the bottom of this page in the footer. 

If you are sharing New Zealand Red Cross content on social media you need to be familiar with our Media and Social Media policies.


Branch presidents, area council chairs, and their deputies can log in to the Intranet to access updates for office holders, file committee meeting minutes, and access online dashboards that show the latest membership data.

Information about logging in to the Intranet

Members' wellbeing survey 

To better understand the wellbeing of our members, including volunteers, we’ve sent out a short, secure, and confidential online wellbeing survey.

The survey is open from Monday 18 September to Friday 13 October 2023.

Survey information

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