Quake Appeal - total for ANZ NZ now more than $1m
Today: Friday 25 Feb at 2.45pm
The ANZ New
Zealand 2011 Canterbury Earthquake Appeal now totals more
than $1,086,000 This includes donations from members of the
public to our ANZ and National Bank accounts, and also staff
The account was opened late Tuesday 22
People can continue to make donations to the
Canterbury Earthquake Appeal either at an ANZ Branch
(account number: 01-1839-0188939-00) or at The National Bank
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