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Auckland stages special tsunami appeal concert

19 January 2005

Auckland stages special tsunami appeal concert

Aucklanders and visitors can show their support for victims of the Boxing Day tsunami in Asia by attending an appeal concert at the Aotea Centre on Wednesday, 26 January.

The evening concert, which marks one month since the disaster struck, will showcase popular classics performed by the Auckland Philharmonia and the Royal New Zealand Navy Band. Television celebrity Petra Bagust will be MC for the night.

All proceeds from the concert will go towards Oxfam’s Tsunami Emergency Appeal. The tsunami killed more than 150,000 people and forced a further one million people in the Indian Ocean region to leave their homes.

Oxfam executive director Barry Coates says, “the appalling death toll could rise even higher unless the humanitarian aid response quickly reaches all of those in need. We greatly appreciate the generosity of the public, the musicians, Auckland City and Aotea Centre, THE EDGE® in joining with us to help those in great need.”

Auckland City will provide free parking in the Civic Car Park, located below the Aotea Centre, for concert-goers. Those attending will still need to take a ticket as they enter the car park, but the exit barriers will be raised 15 minutes before the concert finishes so concert-goers can drive out without paying. The barriers will remain open until midnight. The Aotea Centre, THE EDGE® has donated use of the venue, while all the musicians and conductors of the Auckland Philharmonia and the Royal New Zealand Navy Band are donating their services.

Mayor Dick Hubbard says,” I want to acknowledge the very generous donation of time and wonderful talent by the Auckland Philharmonia and the Royal New Zealand Navy Band. Aucklanders along with everyone else around the world were shocked by the loss of life and devastation caused by the tsunami. This concert will provide us all with an opportunity to contribute further to the relief effort while listening to some very skilled musicians.”

The concert starts at 8pm. Tickets are available through Ticketek by phoning 307 5000 or book online at www.ticketek.com. Tickets cost $54 for adults, $39 for senior citizens and students, and $150 for a family of four. For more details, phone Oxfam on 355 6500 or visit www.oxfam.org.nz.


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