Updated list of priority needs
25 February 2011
list of priority needs
Pipitea Marae continues to be
inundated with people dropping off goods and other necessary
items intended for whānau still dealing with the fallout of
the Christchurch quake.
An updated list of items is now
being called for. These items
-Tinned baby food
A container load of
provisions is already packed and will be picked up by Kiwi
Rail later this afternoon.
As per previous communiqué
Pipitea Marae will be open through to 7pm this evening
receiving donated goods. The marae will reopen tomorrow and
Sunday from 9am to 7pm.
Pipitea Marae is located at 53
Thorndon Quay (opposite Gateway Centre).
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