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.


Matariki

It's time to get ready observe Matariki and acknowledge Te Mātahi o te Tau | Māori New Year.

Signified by the Matariki cluster of whetū | stars reappearing in our night sky, it’s a time to reflect on the past year, honour the dead, celebrate the present, and plan for the year ahead.

This year we’ll celebrate Matariki on Friday 28 June.

Find out more


Winter wellbeing webinar series

Help beat the winter blues and boost your wellbeing this winter. The Health, Safety and Wellbeing team is excited to invite you to a month of winter wellbeing - a mixture of different wellbeing webinars scheduled over June and early July, that all Red Cross people can attend for free.

Find out more about the winter wellbeing webinar series


Get involved with Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Do you want to contribute to building a positive culture around Health, Safety and Wellbeing at Red Cross? We need you. 

Everyone has a role to play in making sure Red Cross is a healthy and safe place to work and participate in volunteering activities.

Expressions of interest are open until 31 July 2024 for those who want to get involved and support Health, Safety and Wellbeing in your volunteering activity group.

We are also running a series of webinars on Worker Engagement & Participation.


Flu vaccinations 2024

We're offering free flu vaccinations to our members and volunteers. Vouchers will be available from early April. 

Find out more about flu vaccination vouchers


Upcoming courses

DNA of the Red Cross

The next session will be held online on Friday 6 September from 10am to 1pm.

To register, email your name and role to: IHL.Volunteer@redcross.org.nz before 2 September.

Learn more about the DNA of the Red Cross course


Disaster and emergency support

Current emergencies

In this section, you can 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.

Good and Ready Essentials – a step-by-step guide to preparedness

Disasters and emergencies can strike Aotearoa New Zealand at any time, without warning. It is important for us, as members of the New Zealand Red Cross, to be well prepared. When we are prepared we can continue to assist those in need during an emergency or disaster, and helps us and our households to cope. 

Visit the New Zealand Red Cross Good and Ready webpage:

Prepare for a disaster – get Good and Ready

We encourage you to complete all the steps on the page so that we all have a plan and know what to do when an emergency or disaster strikes. Good and Ready connects to NEMA disaster preparedness resources, which are available in a variety of languages.


Health and wellbeing support

New EAP Provider-TELUS Health 

We changed to a new Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provider TELUS Health on 1 November 2023 to provide a more comprehensive range of mental health and wellbeing resources to our people. For further details and how to access this support, or to find out what to do if you are currently accessing EAP through the previous provider, please visit the volunteers page on our website. 

Health, safety and wellbeing resources

New guidelines on returning to work or volunteering after injury or illness

Rehabilitation and return to work or volunteering activities guidelines Oct 2023 (PDF file, 249KB)


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

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

IHL Champions Newsletter is prepared by international humanitarian law volunteers and our IHL Principal Advisor and distributed bimonthly by email. Sign up to get these newsletters straight into your inbox.

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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, follow us on our social media channels – links are at the bottom of this page in the footer. 

If you're sharing our content on social media you need to be familiar with our media and social media policies.

Intranet

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

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