New Zealand Red Cross

It’s now easier for Kiwis to help in an emergency and for our communities to stay connected, thanks to the New Zealand Red Cross and NZ Post.

NZ Post and the New Zealand Red Cross – A partnership you can trust.

In an emergency, you can count on New Zealand Red Cross. And New Zealand Red Cross can count on NZ Post.

We’ve been supporting the New Zealand Red Cross for more than 100 years. And in 2011, we formed a unique partnership to make it easier for Kiwis to help in a crisis and for our communities to stay connected.

100% of the donations, 100% of the time.

When New Zealand Red Cross puts out the call today, NZ Post responds and within 24 hours our nationwide network is set up to support New Zealand Red Cross’ fundraising, logistical and operational needs. By using our resources and expertise, it’s easier for New Zealand Red Cross to raise emergency funds and ensures 100% of your donations goes directly to helping those in need - here and all around the Pacific-Asia region.

Since the partnership started, more than $630,000 has been donated through our network.

Keeping our Communities connected

We also sponsor New Zealand Red Cross’ five Disaster Welfare and Support trucks, located around the country.  These specialised vehicles can support hundreds of people, and act as a communications and operations centre during a crisis.  They’re often found at the heart of large scale emergencies in New Zealand and help cut-off communities stay connected with each other and the country.

Building resilient communities

How fast we bounce back from a disaster, depends greatly on how prepared we are to cope with it.  That’s why New Zealand Red Cross, with the help of NZ Post, run a number of programmes designed to build resilient communities.  Together we’re helping communities do everything from sharing knowledge about risks to preparing the most vulnerable in our communities.