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ARC pledges help for snowbound South Islanders

ARC pledges help for snowbound South Islanders

23 June 2006

Auckland Regional Council Chairman Michael Lee has pledged $5000 from the ARC discretionary fund to assist Christchurch City Council and Canterbury Red Cross relief efforts for snowbound households in the South Island.

“This is a gesture of support for fellow New Zealanders experiencing real hardship,” he says.

“Aucklanders who went through the inconvenience of a four hour power cut certainly sympathise with rural Canterbury people who have had to put up with 12 days without power in sub-freezing conditions”.

Michael Lee is calling on the Auckland region’s mayors and residents to join the effort.

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