Good and Ready Week 12-16 October 2020

Thanks to everyone who got involved in Good and Ready Week 2020 - see you next year!

Good and Ready Week is a great opportunity to get you and your loved ones prepared before disaster strikes. 

How to get involved

This year we are encouraging everyone throughout Aotearoa to do one thing each to Connect, Care and Prepare - find out how!

Make sure you participate in ShakeOut, our national earthquake/tsunami hikoi on 15 October 9.30 am. Just play this sound clip and follow the instructions. Find out more at

Good and Ready Photo Challenge

Do the mahi, get the rewards!

This year we’re teaming up with the Hurricanes rugby team to promote getting good and ready amongst the Red Cross whānau and wider community.

The aim is to encourage people to do just one thing each to Connect, Care and Prepare during good and Ready week. So that’s three things altogether!

If you are already good and ready yourself, take a different slant on the challenge and help someone else to Connect, Care and Prepare. 

To go in the draw for prizes, including an iPhone, (thanks NZ Post!) just share your three best photos by tagging New Zealand Red Cross on Facebook  (@NewZealandRedCross) or Instagram (@nzredcross) or send your photos to

These photos could include simple actions like connecting with neighbours, storing supplies or making an emergency plan. Just make sure each photo shows a different thing that you have done to get better prepared for a disaster during during the week.

Make sure, if you are taking photos of anyone else, that you have their consent to share them online. We’ll be looking for the most inspiring photos for prizes. 

The winner will be chosen in collaboration with the Hurricanes. Winning photos will also be shared on Red Cross social media channels, in celebration of their awesomeness! 

Photos need to be shared or sent to the team  by 9 am on Monday 19 October.   


We've got some cool resources that you can download and share. 

Good and Ready Brochure

Info Sheet - Emergency Kit and Face Coverings

Are You and Your Loved Ones Ready Poster

Have You Got Your Kit Ready Poster

Communi-tea teabag sleeve

Good and Ready week Email Signature

Good and Ready Bookmark _ Tsunami

  • Challenge Terms and Conditions


Everyone's been impacted by COVID-19 in 2020, some more than others. Whatever you do during Good and Ready Week, make sure you follow the government guidelines and stay safe.

We're getting used to some new things, like wearing face coverings and social distancing, but that doesn't mean we can't keep connected as a community.

The team has had a little fun trying out different designs for face coverings as part of getting good and ready for COVID-19. Why don't you give it a go too?

Psychological First Aid and Mental Wellbeing

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is the mental and emotional equivalent of medical first aid. Knowing PFA can help you provide emotional support to someone immediately after a disaster or traumatic event. Learn PFA with us here.

Some of us have had a really tough time during COVID-19. If you are down or feeling alone, often reaching out is the hardest thing to do. 

Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 anytime.