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Earthquake Fund Kaikoura

Closed Cause page created in the Community category by Queenstown to Kaikoura NZ Limited for "Kaikoura Community Fund"

  • $40,030.09 donated
  • 186 generous donors

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

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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.

Page created by:

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.

All funds raised benefit:

Kaikoura Community Fund

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Kaikoura District Council on behalf of Kaikoura Community Fund.

“To hopefully at least compensate for my cancelled Kaikoura whale watch tour and a bit more. Wishing everyone all the best.”
“This donation in lieu of the normal xmas presents this year to the Bethell, Crawford, Corbett, Clay, Fechney, Williams, families. There may be missing names from this list please forgive the lapse.”
“Thinking of you all during this tragic time and wishing for a speedy recovery. You will all come back stronger x”
“To the staff at Why Not Cafe - thanks for all your support all these years- take care, thinking about you. We will be back as soon as we can!!”
“Ronda and Richard South, and the beautiful girls.”
“My thoughts are with the folk living in the area affected by the Kaikoura earthquake. Best wishes for the future. I for one intend supporting the region by visiting once the road through the inland route has been reopened to normal traffic.”
“Thinking of you all x”
“Hang in there guys! Here's hoping things will be back to normal before too long.”
“From our community to yours. With love x”
“To put towards Earthquake Fund relief”
  • $40,030.09 donated
  • 186 generous donors

$40,030 donated

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This cause page was created on 15 Nov 2016 and closed at 14:10 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 24 Mar 2017.

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