New Zealand High Commission Honiara, Solomon Islands

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

New Zealand Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key has announced the launch of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.

The Appeal is an official global fundraiser for the recovery effort in Christchurch and the Canterbury region. It has been launched by the Government to reach as many people as possible globally who wish to help and support Christchurch . The Appeal is for donations from both private and Governmental sources.

Access to the Appeal is through www.christchurchearthquakeappeal.govt.nz and making an online credit card donation.

Westpac New Zealand will manage the Appeal on behalf of the Government. Westpac will also be integrating and promoting the Appeal as part of Westpac's Online Banking service. People who hold a current New Zealand bank account, which is not a Westpac account, can use internet banking to make a donation to Westpac account 03-0251-0039807-00.

Facebook users will also be able to access the appeal at www.facebook.com/ChristchurchEarthquakeAppeal where there is a video of the Prime Minister launching the Appeal, and further information.

The Appeal is designed to complement those funds already established within New Zealand , the relevant details of which are as follows:

· Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org.nz/donate

· Salvation Army: phone NZ 0800 53 00 00

· ANZ Bank: Account number 01-1839-0188930-00

· National Bank: Account number 06-0869-0548507-00

· Westpac: Account number 03-0207-0617331-00

· ASB Bank: Account number 12-3205-0146808-00

· BNZ Bank: Account number 02-0500-0982004-000

· Kiwibank: Account number 38-9009-0759479-00

In addition, a Mayoral Fund has been set up to accept donations to Christchurch citizens at the following BNZ account: 02-0800-0849758-000

Please contact the New Zealand High Commission in Honiara with any queries about making a donation to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.

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