Emergency response information | The Jackal

24 Feb 2011

Emergency response information

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A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred 10km southeast of Christchurch at 12:51, February 22, 2011. Centred in Lyttleton with a focal depth of 5km causing wide spread devastation and loss of life.

Missing persons: For queries about missing persons please call 0800 733 276 (0800 RED CROSS).

Christchurch Earthquake Information: Local Emergency Phone Number: 111 or 0800 779 997

Southland’s 111 emergency system was damaged in the Earthquake and due to overloading if you cannot get through and have ANY sort of emergency please call 03 211 3044 instead.

If you can’t locate somebody, enter his or her details here:

Google also has a person finder:

Billets for people in Christchurch:

Billets for Christchurch people stuck in Wellington:

People can make a donation to the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal either at an ANZ Branch (account number 01-1839-0188939-00) or at the National bank (account number 06-0869-0548507-00).

Donations can be made to the Red Cross online:

or via the GrabOne website: http://www.grabone.co.nz/christchurch, as the Red Cross site has been crashing.

Aucklanders who are able to offer accommodation to displaced Cantabrians should register by calling 0800 AUCKLAND.

Donations can be made to the Westpac Canterbury Care Fund, which is in partnership with the Salvation Army, either at branches nationwide or to the account number 03-0207-0617331-00.

People can donate to the Salvation Army Earthquake appeal online here: http://salvationarmy.org.nz/ or by calling 0800 53 00 00.

Donations can be made to the Rotary New Zealand World Community Service here: http://www.rnzwcs.org/

Donations can be made to the Christchurch Earthquake Support Fund in ASB branches or online (account number 12-3205-0146808-00). Across the Tasman, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, is also accepting donations for the New Zealand Red Cross.

NZ Blood Services say have sufficient blood stocks but if you are not already a donor and would like to sign up to be contacted when they do need blood donations, call 0800 GIVE BLOOD (0800 448 325) or email here: mailto:donors.national@nzblood.co.nz to register.

The Christchurch SPCA has opened a Pet Emergency Earthquake Fund. You can donate money here: http://www.spcacanterbury.org.nz/ or to the Westpac account 030802 0586429 00.

Vodafone users can donate to the Red Alert Canterbury Earthquake Appeal by texting “Quake” to 333 to make a $3 donation to the Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake Appeal.