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John Key

On February 22 a 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocked Christchurch, causing widespread damage and tragic loss of life. Since then, many people have been involved in the effort to return the city to normal.

But what stands before us now is an enormous task. The hard work is really now just beginning, and we need your help more than ever.

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal is our opportunity to come together to support those who need our help.

With your help we can look forward to a brighter future for Christchurch – one in which the community is stronger, and has faith in the compassion and support from friends in New Zealand and around the world.

It will take a great deal of time to rebuild Christchurch. If you would like to help, donate here, and show the people of Christchurch that Tomorrow Starts Here.

You can make an immediate donation to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal from your credit card by providing your details, the amount you wish to donate, and clicking Donate Now.

Thank you
Prime Minister John Key

Make a donation by credit card to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

credit cardsEnter the amount you wish to donate by Visa, Mastercard or AMEX.
Optional: Choose the funding option you would like your donation to go towards. You can indicate a preference but ultimately the trustees will decide the distribution of the donations.

When you click Donate Now you will be taken through to a secure payment page. After payment, you will be issued a donation receipt containing your details. If you enter your email address, a tax receipt will be automatically sent to you.

The seven categories of the Christchurch Quake Appeal:

Hardship and Relief

To assist individuals, families and households in need, including: trauma counselling, relocation to or within Christchurch, temporary housing, replacement of equipment for the disabled.


For the advancement of education, including: books, computers, replacement with potential for improvement, home schooling, other equipment.

Sport and Recreation

Maintaining sport and recreation, including: community facilities (halls and equipment), club houses, fields and turf, stadiums, equipment, team participation activities.


Restoring the physical and natural environment, including: parks, planting, community projects, clean up of rivers and other ecosystems.

Spiritual and Faith

For the advancement of religion, including: places of worship, books, clothing, artefacts, musical instruments.

Economic Revitalisation

Rebuilding a vibrant Christchurch and Canterbury, including economic vitality and innovation, business support (excludes grants for personal or corporate profit).

Heritage and Culture

For the preservation of heritage and to assist all cultures and cultural activities, including: community meetings, festivals, cultural activities, heritage buildings, libraries, galleries, statues and public art, civic square, marae, commemorative material, cultural artefacts.

Note: You can indicate a preference but ultimately the trustees will decide the distribution of the donations

Russell Crowe Earthquake Appeal

Actor Russell Crowe throws his support behind the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal after his visit to Christchurch.