New Zealand Embassy Beijing, China

01-03-11

China Offered Emergency Humanitarian Aid worth of US$500,000 to quake-ravaged New Zealand

Monday February 28,2011 Posted: 09:21 BJT(0121 GMT) by Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (MOFCOM)

A devastating earthquake struck Christchurch, the second largest city of New Zealand on February 22, and caused heavy casualties and economic losses.

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Please click here to read the full release.

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Who to contact
The first to do is contact your place of study and talk to the international student pastoral care person.

If you cannot reach that person, or if they cannot help you, then phone 021 932 765, the Ministry of Education’s Code of Practice team.

Need accommodation
Call 0800 HELP (0800 435 700), the temporary accommodation helpline
This number is for people and/or families who need accommodation.

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If you have family members missing as a result of Tuesday's earthquake in Christchurch, Immigration New Zealand would like to make it as easy and quick as possible for you to get here.
People from some countries don't need a visitor visa to travel to New Zealand but if you are a family member of someone missing as a result of Tuesday's earthquake, Immigration New Zealand will quickly facilitate visas for people who need one and also waive visa fees.

25-02-11

The Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and the China-Oceania Friendship Association on 23 February donated 100,000 Chinese yuan to the New Zealand-China Friendship Society to help with disaster relief work in the earthquake-affected areas of New Zealand.

25-02-11

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred near the city of Christchurch in Canterbury, New Zealand, on 22 February 2011.

Updates on the earthquake are available on the Canterbury Earthquake website (http://canterburyearthquake.org.nz/).

24-02-11

The New Zealand Civil Defence website (www.civildefence.govt.nz) provides information on how to donate for those private citizens who want to contribute financially. No donations of goods or services at this time please.

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