• Organization TypeAdvocacy NGO
  • Founded1915

New Zealand Red Cross

THEIR HISTORY They're part of the largest humanitarian network in the world, the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. They've been helping in New Zealand since 1915. New Zealand Red Cross has been part of the fabric of their country for more than a century. At the start of World War One, Red Cross groups began collecting money and medical supplies for New Zealand troops overseas. Governor General Lord Liverpool arranged a meeting to officially coordinate these groups. On 10 November 1915, the New Zealand Branch of the British Red Cross was formed. During both world wars, New Zealand Red Cross groups worked with the Order of St John as a joint council. Red Cross also provided relief during the 1918 influenza pandemic, the Hawke's Bay earthquake and the Tangiwai disaster. In 1930, members in Wellington decided New Zealand needed its own national society. During the next few years, they worked hard to pull together all Red Cross groups across the country. On 3 June 1932, a government proclamation officially recognised the New Zealand Red Cross national society. This was soon followed by recognition from the International Committee of the Red Cross.
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    New Zealand
  • Administrator
    New Zealand
  • Pathways to Employment Manager
    New Zealand
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    New Zealand

Staff at New Zealand Red Cross have experience in


  • development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • administration
  • research & development
  • humanitarian aid


  • world bank group
  • test


  • new zealand
  • australia
  • united states
  • nepal
  • timor-leste


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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