Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Thank You New Zealand!

31 December 2004

Thank You New Zealand!

Christian World Service (CWS) has already sent urgently needed funds to India and Sri Lanka to help those in desperate need in those two countries.

At the end of this year CWS wants to thank all those who have supported our work through this year and in particular those who have responded to the victims of the South Asia tsunami. Because of the swift and generous response we have been able to send funds already direct to partners in Sri Lanka and southern India who are assisting very severely affected poor communities.

“We are heartened by the swift and generous response of people living in Aotearoa New Zealand to those in need,” says Elizabeth Mackie, Projects Secretary. “People are giving generously and churches are collecting donations to assist the very poor people with whom our partners work. Despite the enormity of the tragedy which I can scarcely imagine, this support is truly empowering.”

The money sent to India yesterday is being used to buy materials, for medical supplies, clothing, tools for clearing dead bodies and to help with food.

In Sri Lanka partner groups are distributing food, water and medicines and comforting Tamil people in the poorest most isolated regions in the north and east.

Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian and Uniting parishes are continuing to raise funds.

Donations can be made by phoning: 0800 74 73 72 or can be sent to P O Box 22 652, Christchurch or through the website www.cws.org.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news