Earthquake in New Zealand

I have friends in New Zealand. They were hit by a massive earthquake. One of my newer friends, Shaun O’Neill, asked me to mention the crisis and to solicit help. Here’s how you can get involved:

To donate to the Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake Appeal:
- Phone 0900 33 200 to make an automatic $20 donation
- Donate online at redcross.org.nz
- Donate in person at any branch of NZ Post, Kiwibank, ANZ, National Bank, ASB and BNZ across New Zealand.
- Mail a cheque (made payable to New Zealand Red Cross) to: Canterbury Earthquake Appeal, Red Cross House, PO Box 12-140, Thorndon, Wellington 6144.

Save the Children are raising money to help children dealing with trauma after the earthquake.

Donations for the Canterbury earthquake can be made to Save the Children in several ways:
-savethechildren.org.nz
-call 0800 167 168, please specify you want to donate to the Christchurch Earthquake Fund
-send a cheque, to Save the Children New Zealand, at Freepost PO Box 6584, Marion Square, Wellington.
-donate at local Save the Children stores.

And if you can do none of that, please just share the post with others who might be able to help. And thanks.

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  • Siobhan Bulfin

    thanks mate xx

    Siobhan

  • Nlewis

    Nice, thanks for that Chris

    Nige

  • Nlewis

    Nice, thanks for that Chris

    Nige

  • http://riverblind.com DSimpsonBeck

    Thanks for writing about this Chris. I’m in Wellington, NZ, but I have lots of friends and family in Christchurch. Fortunately they are all ok. I’ll be heading down there next weekend with my band to play the first show of a national tour. Luckily our venue and accomodation are still standing!

    • http://chrisbrogan.com Chris Brogan

      I have plenty of friends in Wellie, but know a few in Christchurch and surrounding. Pretty wild, though, eh? I don’t know when the last big one hit around your world.

      • http://riverblind.com DSimpsonBeck

        Very wild indeed.

        The last big NZ earthquake was in 1931 in Napier (North Island) – that was magnitude 7.8. The last big Wellington quake was in 1855 which was a massive 8.2 and was the biggest ever recorded in the country. Apparently we are well overdue for another one here in Wellington…

      • http://riverblind.com DSimpsonBeck

        Very wild indeed.

        The last big NZ earthquake was in 1931 in Napier (North Island) – that was magnitude 7.8. The last big Wellington quake was in 1855 which was a massive 8.2 and was the biggest ever recorded in the country. Apparently we are well overdue for another one here in Wellington…

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Chris,
    The 4.30am quake woke me up in Nelson (Top of South Island) and shortly after got a message from my husbands collegue in California telling us all about it, it had hit the news headlines there already!
    Hope the aftershocks don’t drag on too much longer for the people of Canterbury. (5.1 aftershock yesterday)

  • http://kurakimanna.weebly.com/kura-kimanna-blog.html Harmony C

    I believe Westside Christian Fellowship there in NZ may also be willing to work with people to get things back in order. The pastors there, Doug and Danette, are great…

  • http://cooper-taylor.com Carol Cooper-Taylor

    Thanks Chris. Lots of damage in Canterbury area of south island of New Zealand. Thankfully no lives lost. All our friends safe. Cleanup will take months. Napier in the north island was hit in 1931 and flattened. Rebuilt in art deco style and is now an art deco tourist spot. Let’s hope something good also comes from Canterbury’s plight. But it is sad to see those old buildings go.

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  • http://twitter.com/iconic88 iconic88

    Awesome mate ;)

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  • http://twitter.com/mqtodd Green Net Guy Tokyo

    Thanks Chis.You rock

  • http://twitter.com/mqtodd Green Net Guy Tokyo

    Thanks Chis.You rock

  • http://www.blackfridayplanet.com/ William Hushburn

    2009 is I guess the year of the Earthquake.