Welcome to the Cook Islands Red Cross Website
Cook Islands Red Cross Society was established as a "society-in-formation" on 5th May 1989 as a result of a visit by Margaret Lauder, a member of New Zealand Red Cross, and was legally constituted as an incorporation in 1995.
The Parliament of Cook Islands adopted the Geneva Conventions Act 2002 and Cook Islands Red Cross Act in February 2002 and both Acts were assented to by the Queen's Representative and are currently in force.
The Government has recognised Cook Islands Red Cross as a voluntary relief organisation, auxiliary to the public authorities. It is the only National Red Cross Society that may carry out its activities in Cook Islands with its National Office located in Rarotonga. Cook Islands Red Cross is well functioning and operating throughout the country.
The Head Office is located in Avarua, Rarotonga, the main island in the Cook Islands archipelago and it has operating branches on 12 of the 12 inhabited Cook Islands giving it access to 100% of the population.
"The Government and the people of Cook Islands have long appreciated the outstanding contribution of the Red Cross to the welfare of this country. We look forward to working closely with your society in the years ahead and it may count on government's full support and cooperation in its endeavours." Dr Robert Woonton Former Prime Minister of Cook Islands (2002)
Venue: CIRC Centre