Prime Minister John Key today launched the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, a global fundraiser for the recovery effort in the city and the Canterbury region.
The full version of the Prime Ministers statement is available on the Beehive website [external link].
Donations can be made at www.christchurchearthquakeappeal.govt.nz [external link].
Telecom, Vodafone and 2 Degrees mobile customers can text chch to 933 to make an automatic $3 donation.
Donations can also be made via internet banking, or at any branch of New Zealand's retail banks, by depositing into account number 03-0251-0039807-00.
Go to www.facebook.com/ChristchurchEarthquakeAppeal [external link] to find out more.