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

 


Christchurch Earthquake Appeal reaches $17 million

Press Release: 17 March 2011

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal reaches $17 million

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal has so far raised $17.7 million to help rebuild the Christchurch community.

The Prime Minister launched the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal on 27 February to help channel funds into rebuilding places and services for Christchurch communities.

The intention is for the Appeal to address the gap between emergency support provided by other charitable agencies, and core government responsibilities.

Donations can be made at www.Quakeappeal.com

Mark Weldon, the Prime Minister's personal representative on the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, said: “These funds will provide much-needed support directly to the heart of the communities. While the Government is taking care of essential services such as roads, water, and electricity, the places and services that make Christchurch such a wonderful place to live are still suffering.

“The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal provides a way for New Zealanders, and the rest of the world, to make a real difference to the lives of the people of Christchurch.”
The Appeal has $17.7 million in the bank, with around $12 million pledged to the fund.

The fund will invest in seven categories to restore communities. They are: Hardship and Relief, Heritage and Culture, Sport and Recreation, Education, Spiritual and Faith, Economic Revitalisation, Environment.

• Donate as much or as little as you want online at www.Quakeappeal.com or make a $3 donation by texting 'chch' to '933'. The website will automatically generate an email receipt for your donation.

• Visit www.facebook.com/ChristchurchEarthquakeAppeal to find out more.

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