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Santa Line: New Ways to Get in Touch with Santa

Santa Line Offers New Ways to Get in Touch with Santa this Christmas

Santa has been working with Telecom to make it easier for Kiwi kids to send him their Christmas requests this year.

For the past 12 years, Telecom’s Santa Line has offered kids the chance to give Santa a call and leave their Christmas wishes. From tomorrow the tech-savvy Father Christmas launches his own website – www.santaline.co.nz – where kids can get in touch with him, send and print their Christmas wishes, and then leave them strategically round the house for parents to find.

The site also gives kids a chance to guess this year’s most requested present with correct entries going into a draw to win a PlayStation 2, EyeToy camera and three EyeToy games. There are two PlayStation packages for the most requested boy’s present, two for the most requested girl’s present and one for the most imaginative guess.

As with previous years, kids can also call or text Santa. The free calling number is 0800 222 222. To text Santa, kids just need to send their Christmas wish to 9627 on their Telecom mobile phone. Each text message costs 20 cents, with all proceeds being donated to Starship Children’s Hospital.

“Starship seemed like an obvious choice to receive this year’s Santa Line donation,” says Telecom Head of Consumer Marketing (Acting) Hamish White. “Christmas is a time for both giving and receiving – and this a great opportunity for Kiwi kids to help out other Kiwi kids just by telling Santa what they want for Christmas.”

Since its launch in 1993, Santa Line has become an important part of a New Zealand Christmas with more than 1.4 million calls, 21,000 text messages and 8,000 emails sent to Santa in the last two years.

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