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Christchurch

by Sue Tyler on February 23, 2011 in Miscellaneous

A rather violent earthquake hit Christchurch yesterday, and it has devastated a city that, quite frankly, has had enough of feeling the earth move.

People are helping where and when they can.

We do know that this is one situation where throwing money at a problem can help. It might not fix everything, but right now they need money in Christchurch. Just remember to donate your money through trusted organisations like Red Cross , The Salvation Army, Christchurch Women’s Refuge, the Mayoral Relief Fund or your local bank. These and other trusted groups know what is needed on the ground and what will be needed in the future.

Here’s what is happening in Wellington

Our geeky, arty and coffee-loving city is giving back in geeky, arty and coffee-loving ways, plus more.

 

Wellington Photographic Supplies has organised an auction of donated photographs to raise money for Christchurch earthquake
recovery.
Date: Wednesday 9 March 2011

Time:  6.00 pm

Place: Backbencher, 34 Molesworth Street

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Geeky volunteers have spent the day in offices like Catalyst feeding data into eq.co.nz, and more geeks are gathering at Victoria University to continue the work. If you are keen to help volunteer for the http://eq.org.nz Christchurch Recovery Map service, please email [email protected] as they need more people to help.

TradeMe are working on a free listing service where people can list offers of housing and transport for earthquake victims .

Many Fringe performers are giving away the profits of their shows. Percentages vary, and it’s unconfirmed if this is for a specific show or the whole season. So follow the Fringe Friends of Canterbury Facebook page to find out more.

From Christchurch & stranded in Wellington?

To help you get to and from temporary accommodation, Snapper left a supply of Snapper cards with some credit at the Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre (Civic Square, Corner Victoria and Wakefield Streets).

Monsoon Poon, Boulcott St Bistro and Osteria del Toro are offering  some hospitality. Just call 04 8033555, or 04 3812299 or 04 4994199.

So what else are you doing Wellington? Drop it in the comments and I’ll add it to the list.

Sue Tyler

When not hiding in her glitter stash Sue Tyler spends most of her time playing with laser cutters, crafting and delighting in living in Miramar only 2.5 minutes walk away from her favourite cinema . She spends far too much time on twitter and is currently planning how to conquer the world using a hot a glue gun and moxie

Jac February 23, 2011 at 7:27 pm
anon February 23, 2011 at 7:28 pm

There’s a drop off point if you want to donate stuff at 44 Wigan Street, until 5pm Thursday — http://eq.org.nz/reports/view/105

Barbara February 23, 2011 at 7:28 pm

This…was there this afternoon dropping things off….looks well organised and people are keen as to help:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128457843893388

Marian February 23, 2011 at 7:31 pm

NZ research shows that during civil emergency domestic violence increases. The Christchurch Women’s Refuge, the oldest in the country needs a lot of help right now: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Womens-Refuge-Christchurch-Earthquake-Response/200978536595038

Blair February 23, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Is now a good time to talk domestic violence? I dont think so. Apparently the major agencies are asking for cash, not goods.

sue February 23, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Refuge in Christchurch is an established agency, so it’s not a scam and if you don’t want to donates good I’m sure they will take your money.

Beyond that instead of debating things why not simply donate what you choose through whatever agency you feel you feel best about.

Dmanww February 23, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Trade-me CHCH support site is up

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Chch-earthquake-support

KommanderK February 23, 2011 at 8:08 pm

small thing but a gig we were running next week anyway is now going to have the proceeds going to chch

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=179045192126538&ref=ts

Jen February 24, 2011 at 12:09 am

There are a couple other Fringe performances that are donating proceeds –

How’s Wife
1-5 March @ Fringe Bar, 6:30pm
100% of profit to Red Cross

There’s So Much To Live For
22-26 Feb @ BATS Theatre, 9:30pm
50% of profit to Red Cross

For details on pledges as they come in please ‘like’
http://www.facebook.com/FringeFriendsofCanterbury

Philippa February 24, 2011 at 11:34 am

Mark and the team at Real Groovy Wellington are donating 10% from all sales to Christchurch THIS Saturday 26th Feb (Saturday is their busiest day). Grab yourself a dvd or cd and help Christchurch!

Theresa February 24, 2011 at 4:32 pm

The Wellington CouchSurfing community is ready and willing to host anyone affected by the ChCh earthquake. There is a thread dedicated to that in the Wellington group:
http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=1329&post=8093476

Also, Malthouse tweeted: All day Fri & Sat we will donate $1 for every tap beer sold to earthquake relief.

And St. John’s Bar tweeted: $1 for every drink purchased today @StJohnsBar donated to Christchurch relief fund

And there’s this, which is quite awesome: http://www.maureenjohnsonbooks.com/2011/02/23/the-last-little-shelterbox/

Theresa February 25, 2011 at 11:01 am

Just a few more links:

Bus to Christchurch: http://www.facebook.com/FunkItUpTour?sk=app_2344061033#!/event.php?eid=130928726976180

Faces of Wellington photo project/fundraiser: http://www.facebook.com/facesofwellington

Faces of Wellington is a project by ZM & Brady Dyer Photography to produce a giant mosaic photo of Wellington, made up entirely of the faces of Wellingtonians. A gold coin donation when your photo is taken will be donated to the Christchurch Relief Funds as well as all profits made over the project.

How can you be involved? Keep your eyes peeled for our photo points, come down and have your photo taken to be part of the finished masterpiece! Once the finished photo is created, there will be one on display in Wellington, and another donated to Christchurch along with all the donations.

Where will the photo points be? Join our facebook group to be kept informed with the locations, or tune your dial to 91ZM in Wellington

Will I be able to buy the finished photo? Yes you will! Prints will be available after the photo is produced, with all profits going to Christchurch (read less)
Faces of Wellington is a project by ZM & Brady Dyer Photography to produce a giant mosaic photo of Wellington, made up entirely of the faces of Wellingtonians. A gold coin donation when your photo is taken will be donated to the Christchurch Relief Funds as well as all profits made over the project.”

I <3 ChCh t-shirts by Wellingtonian Jez Kemp: http://www.redbubble.com/people/jezkemp/t-shirts/6784609-1-i-love-christchurch-tshirt-earthquake-relief

Lucinda February 25, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Mike, Pip, Lucinda, Phil and Kate
thought we’d go for a run. Wearing red and black, to show the people
of Canterbury we love them. And we’d like you to join us for our
virtual fun run. Wherever you are.

If you’d like to participate, just follow these easy steps:

•make a donation of as little as $5 at our fundraising page •follow us
on twitter!
•tell the world you’re in. Share the love on Twitter, Facebook, your
blog, whatever. Use the #run4chch hashtag
•on the 12th or 13th of March, pop your red and black on, and hit the
streets, or the pavements, or the trails, or wherever it is you run
•send us a link to your race report, and we’ll post it on our blog

We’re hoping to get at least 100 entries, so please, please share this
with everyone you know!

http://www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/run4chch/

https://twitter.com/#!/Run4CHCH use the hashtag #run4chch

http://run4chch.wordpress.com/

We can also be found on Facebook.

Thanks for your support!

Lucinda, Phil, and Kate will be in Wellington for the race, please get in touch if you would like to join us!

Millie February 26, 2011 at 12:07 am

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=201237359902001

For the next week (at least) there is going to be a “Bring and Buy” stall at the Grow From Here garden centre (top of Cuba st) selling cakes etc, Real Groovy have donated some vinyl, Aeon have donated some vintage clothes, Martha’s Pantry have donated high tea vouchers, more info to come.

Everyone can participate! Bring baking and any other items people might like to buy. If it gets bigger than space allows, Southern Cross have said they’ll set up space.

All proceeds to Red Cross earthquake appeal.

Andrew March 8, 2011 at 11:04 am

Wellington Photographic Supplies has organised an auction of donated
photographs to raise money for Christchurch earthquake recovery.

Date: Wednesday 9 March 2011

Time: 6.00 pm

Place: Backbencher, 34 Molesworth Street

Andrew March 9, 2011 at 11:35 am

The catalogue for tonight’s fundraising photo auction (6 pm at the Backbencher) is now available online from the link below (4 mb PDF).

http://www.mediafire.com/?f77xbuf0fev8c3e

Cheers,

Andrew

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