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Mayors urge Kiwis to support tsunami relief funds


Mayors urge Kiwis to support tsunami relief funds

Mayors from throughout the Auckland region are calling on fellow New Zealanders to give generously to the tsunami relief funds.

Some have already returned to work to lend whatever support they can to aid agencies, and to rally their local communities behind the global relief effort.

Mayor of Waitakere City, Bob Harvey, says the Boxing Day Tsunami is a "tragedy on our own doorstep".

"Many members of our own communities have families and friends in the areas that have been terribly stricken.

"We must all we can to assist the aid agencies in their endeavours," he says.

Bob Harvey and North Shore City Mayor George Wood are contacting fellow mayors from throughout New Zealand to discuss the relief response.

Mayor Harvey says New Zealanders are a generous people who help out neighbours and friends in their times of need.

"In response to the recent disaster in Niue, the cities of Manukau and Waitakere each send a container-load of clothing and appliances to our Pacific neighbours.

"We're here to help out again and I call on everybody to do their bit," he says.

Donations can be made to the following organisations: Red Cross 0900 31 100 to donate $20 Christian World Service: 0800 74 73 72 Oxfam: 0800 600 700 TEAR Fund: 0800 800 777 World Vision: 0800 80 2000 Save The Children: 0800 167 168 Caritas: 0900 411 11 to donate $20

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