Earthquake Fund Kaikoura

$40,030 donated
Given by 186 generous donors in around 4 months

We have had many requests for funding to be donated to the Kaikoura and surrounding areas Earthquake Relief



Queenstown to Kaikoura NZ Limited's involvement (page creator)

Denise (Hamilton) Anglesey grew up in the area started her eco fashion label "Denise H" in 2008 while living in Kaikoura before moving to Wellington where she founded NZ Eco Fashion Week in 2013.

Rachel Gillespie resided in the area for many years and owns Kaikoura NZ Tourism and regularly works in the area. Both have friends and family based in Kaikoura.

Business, family and friends were asking to donate so this page was established for the funds to be able to go directly to families and small business struggling in the wake of the devastating 7.8 earthquake that hit the Kaikoura Region in the early hours of 14 November 2016.

Both Denise and Rachel have received numerous text and facebook messages, retweets and instagram likes from people all over the world of support and encouragement. Initially Rachel was helping people outside of Kaikoura locate loved ones.

Use of funds

These funds will be distributed to all the affected communities from Cheviot, Waiau, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Seddon and surrounds.

Negotiations are currently underway for funds to be administered via the Kaikoura District Council Mayoral Fund to distribute to local residents to support families and small businesses.

Nominations for recipients has been requested from the residents of Kaikoura. The funds will be disbursed monthly as per the terms of Give a Little.

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Kaikoura Ready to Visit   22 December 2016

I was speaking with Kaikoura Mayor Winston Gray this morning. The huge effort he has put in along with all the team in Kaikoura is to be highly respected, the town is ready for you to visit, and would love to see you over the Christmas Holiday period, if you would like to assist in helping the re-bulid, you can do so here, all funds go to the Mayoralty Fund. This stunning image was taken yesterday by Photographer Travis Leippi from Christchurch #stillbeautiful #kaikouranz

with Denise Anglesey

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Latest donations

Hotel Steyne, Manly, Sydney
Hotel Steyne, Manly, Sydney on 13 Mar 2017
KidzWay Early Learning Centre
KidzWay Early Learning Centre on 15 Feb 2017
Squidy and Grant
Squidy and Grant on 10 Feb 2017
As a former Kaikoura resident I hope this helps. Kia Kaha Kaikoura
Blenheim TOP 10 Holiday Park
Blenheim TOP 10 Holiday Park on 27 Jan 2017
Donation partially from the sale of unwanted items found in the park.
Seismic shift relief concert
Seismic shift relief concert on 25 Jan 2017
We were all there for kaikoura on Saturday night. Kapiti musicians coming together for a great cause.

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Paying to a verified bank account of Kaikoura District Council (Business) on behalf of Kaikoura Community Fund
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This page was created on 15 Nov 2016 and closed on 24 Mar 2017.