News and updates
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.
- See where volunteers are needed right now
- Access tools and guidance for volunteers, including health, safety and wellbeing support
- Learn about induction and training opportunities
- Find contact details for area councils, branches and groups
- See our fundraising events calendar
- Share our stories with your friends and whānau.
We communicate regularly to all our members and volunteers via email. When you join as a member we add you to our mailing list.
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.
Get your household ready for an earthquake or tsunami.
DNA of the Red Cross workshops
There are three sessions in October. You can choose one that suits your location and availability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.