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2016 November Earthquake Appeal

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New Zealand Red Cross teams are responding after a series of huge earthquakes hit overnight

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In Need Aid NZ Disaster

New Zealand Red Cross teams are responding after a series of huge earthquakes hit overnight.

Red Cross’ Disaster Welfare and Support Team members are on the ground in Marlborough, providing support to the worst-affected communities and operating a Civil Defence centre in Blenheim. Red Cross is also supporting Civil Defence in Kaikoura. Other teams around the country are on standby and ready to deploy as needed.

Water has been identified as a potential urgent need, and Red Cross will offer water bladders and tap stands for distribution if needed.

Red Cross Secretary General Tony Paine is urging Kiwis to stay up to date with latest information from Civil Defence and to look out for each other.

“Remember to check on and support your neighbours and your loved ones. It has been a very rough night for many Kiwis – especially in Canterbury, where this will have been a very frightening reminder of the last five years.

“Listen to the radio or check online for the latest information and, above all, stay safe."

Red Cross is currently talking with the Christchurch City Council to see what support is needed in the city.

For those concerned about loved ones in affected areas; communications infrastructure is currently limited and we understand telecommunication providers are working to fix this.

In the meantime, we encourage you to continue to try to make contact with your family members via social media, through friends and family networks and text messages. Once communications infrastructure is restored the text messages will be sent.

If you have family overseas who might be worried about your wellbeing it is good to let them know you are safe and well!

Updates on Red Cross’ response will be posted on social media: and

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    Hauraki Golf Club on 30 Dec 2016



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    Danny Lee on 19 Dec 2016


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  • Levin TPPA Group

    Levin TPPA Group on 16 Dec 2016


    Well folks, I think that's the final donation!Levin TPPA Group also had a whip around and contributed another great amount. What a fantastic effort this has been. Amazing to see what we can do when we're all rowing in the same direction. Thanks so much everyone.


  • F4K - Hot Diggity at Matakana

    F4K - Hot Diggity at Matakana on 16 Dec 2016


    Fantastic morning at Matakana Markets. Thanks to everyone who donated. Great to see folk all over the country working together for an awesome cause.


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    Gandalf on 15 Dec 2016



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“We are donating our Christmas gift money from our UK family to Spark for the Kaikoura Earthquake relief fund. Merry Christmas”
“Thanks to everyone who donated to our Folk 4 Kaikoura collection at the Acoustic Routes Christmas Party. It was a lovely night with lots of music, good food, drink and companionship in beautiful surroundings. May people impacted by the earthquakes enjoy the same over the Christmas period.”
“Thanks John Jenkins and all the Band for encouraging contributions to this great cause at your Concert in Levin Mall on Saturday 10 December and for all yours and Val's help at our Levin Memorial Hall Concert later in the day. We couldn't have done it without you!”
“Great Concert, awesome organisers Kim Bonnington, Jude Madill and Jude Douglas. Thanks to everyone who came along and filled the Community Centre and for your generous donations.”
“Fantastic afternoon of music and raffles. Thanks to everyone who helped - those on the door and in the kitchen, plus everyone who came along and donated, and most especially all those musicians who gave us such a great afternoon of music.”
“A folkin' good time was had in Taranaki. This is our cash contribution, and with a number of Art Auction pledges to fulfil, we raised $2292.50!”
“Auction at event Saturday 10th in New Plymouth.”
“Thanks to the extra contributions received after the majority of the takings were donated, we have an extra $26.90 to add to the takings, bringing the Folk Club Christmas Party total to $150.80. Thanks so much everyone!”
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