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AUCKLAND CITY HARBOUR NEWS, FEBRUARY 25, 2011
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Quake support floods in
By RHIANNON HORRELL
Earthquake help: Auckland University students have launched an appeal to help victims in Christchurch after Tuesday's
earthquake. From left: Soraiya Daud, Tyler Bellingham, Hannah Buddle, Bronwyn Presland, Sam Durbin and student
president Joe McCrory.
Photo: JASON OXENHAM
There are several ways to donate
as well as help lines for missing
Ring the Red Cross person
inquiry line on 0800-733-276 or
the government help line on
Donations can be made at any
ASB branch or via online banking.
An account has also been opened
to receive donations:
To donate via the Auckland
University Students' Appeal ring
309-0789 or make a donation in
person around the student union
building at the university.
Donations can be made to the
United Way NZ Earthquake Fund,
through the account
A number of benefit concerts
are also being planned via
Facebook with more than 9000
people signed up to head along.
If you wish to offer temporary
accommodation for Christchurch
residents call 0800-282-552 or
AUCKLANDERS from all walks of
life are banding together to provide
aid to those in Christchurch after
the devastating 6.3 magnitude
earthquake earlier this week.
Messages of love and support
have been flowing to the city and
Auckland emergency services per-
sonnel have been sent in to help.
It is estimated at least 75 people
have lost their lives and hundreds
Aid, assistance and fundraising
have come from all directions as
organisations figure out what is
Superintendent Brett England of
Auckland central police says eight
victim identification staff are now in
Christchurch after contingency
plans were put in place on Tuesday
A further 80 staff are on standby.
Mt Albert community constable
and search and rescue team mem-
ber Darren Calkin arrived in
Christchurch on Wednesday morn-
ing to help.
I have no idea what s ahead. I m
assisting the national team.
Extra pressure has also been put
on the St John Ambulance service
as call centres in Auckland cope
with high volumes.
Communications manager Linda
Donaldson says a clinical person
has been based at the centre to
assist with calls.
She says resources have been
pulled together swiftly.
We have 36 vehicles in Christ-
church, we are co-ordinating 14
helicopters that are there or on
their way and six fixed wing aircraft
will be there.
Supermarket giant Foodstuffs
will also help by organising food for
St John staff.
Emma Wooster of Foodstuffs
Auckland says the company is
figuring out how to best help those
The distribution centres could
assist with this -- there s one based
Auckland University students
have launched an appeal to help
quake victims and student associ-
ation member Sam Durbin says the
mood has been overwhelmingly sup-
People have chased us down
because they re so keen to donate. It
definitely tugs on the heartstrings
after all the images we ve seen.
Hillsborough resident Andy
Coombs was in Christchurch last
year when the first quake struck
and hasn t slept much since the
events of Tuesday.
There couldn t be more differ-
ence between the two quakes. The
first one was sad but it could ve
been much worse and that s what
makes this one so unfair. It s
This was a lot shallower and the
acceleration was the force of grav-
ity. My sister and brother-in-law
were being picked up from the air-
port and my parents car is now
stuck there. I ve been looking for
friends and there s a few I haven t
heard from. It s pretty worrying.
Christchurch resident Jaine Vic-
toria has been staying in Mt Roskill
and is relieved her family is okay
after the major quake.
Auckland Civil Defence teams
have also been sent to Christchurch.
Read a personal reflection on the
earthquake at www.aucklandcity
By SCOTT MORGAN
PHIL GOFF'S VISIT TO CHRISTCHURCH
A visit to Christchurch for a
conference quickly turned into a
heart-wrenching trip for Labour
leader Phil Goff.
The Mt Roskill MP was waiting
at the airport for his flight back to
Auckland on Tuesday afternoon
when the 6.3 magnitude
''I was confident in the building
I was in because it was the airport,
but the 15 to 20 seconds felt like
20 minutes. It's the most violent
earthquake I have ever
experienced. I was thinking, 'How
the hell are the people going to get
through this time?' ''
After the quake, Mr Goff hitched
a ride in a stranger's van to the
''It was a long ride -- the
aftershocks meant the car was
rocking and rolling. There I was
dressed in a suit and tie fresh
from a conference walking through
On his way to meet police and
Civil Defence staff, Mr Goff saw
some tragic scenes.
''There were the two buses that
were smashed by falling
Mr Goff also saw the body of a
young woman hauled out of a
But he also recalls a
heartwarming situation where a
young man was able to make
contact with his fiancee trapped in
the rubble via text message.
Mr Goff has been touring welfare
centres and says Cantabrians are
mucking in to help each other.
Meanwhile, the Auckland
Council has sent engineering
experts to help recovery efforts.
League game profits go south
Sport fans are encouraged to get
along to Albany s North Harbour
Stadium tomorrow night and sup-
port relief efforts in the wake of
Tuesday s horror earthquake in
The Vodafone Warriors will play
the Manly Sea Eagles at 6pm and
all profits generated through gate
sales will go to relief efforts in the
Red Cross volunteers will also
work their way through the crowd
Mad Butcher and Suburban
Newspapers Community Trust
chairman Sir Peter Leitch and his
wife Lady Janice have kicked off
appeal efforts with a $20,000
Both urge Aucklanders to dig
deep during the game and the 4pm
curtainraiser featuring the
Vodafone Junior Warriors and the
Donations can also be made direct
to the Red Cross Earthquake
Appeal online at www.redcross.
Gates to Saturday s match open
at 3.30pm and tickets can be bought
at Ticketek, North Harbour
Stadium and selected Mad Butcher
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