24 June 2013

Earthquake Recovery Projects that benefit many

The Appeal Trust published a report in The Christchurch Press 22 June 2013 to provide an update its recent activities and projects funded. Here is the full update with pictures click here (.pdf).


Christchurch Press update June 2013

Trustees have approved more than $62 million for recovery projects, while a further $7 million has been pledged for specific purposes and projects. 

The Appeal Trustees continue to actively look for medium to large-sized permanent projects to fund (valued at $100,000 or more) with the aim of making a positive difference to Canterbury’s long-term recovery and leave a legacy to the Appeal.

Limited funds remain available for smaller, local community recovery projects.

Trustees are on track to allocate most of the Appeal funds by early 2014, as they have indicated since late last year.

To date the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal has raised more than $100 million in pledged and received funds.


Over $62 million allocated to projects



  • Water attractions for the new Christchurch City Council Recreation and Sports Centre in the eastern suburbs.
  • Restore public amenities along the riverbank through Kaiapoi township.


  • Replacement equipment – Aranui Eagles Rugby League Club;Canterbury Paddling Club; Pioneer Basketball Club; Ferrymead Sumner Men's Probus Club; St Thomas of Canterbury College Rowing squad.
  • Build six pump mountain bike tracks.
  • Clubhouse repair - Sumner Surf Life Saving Clubhouse; CureBoating Club Building; Waimakariri-Ashley Coastguard; Sumner Lifeboat.
  • Repairs to Pegasus Walkway and mountain bike trail.
  • Expand "There's a Better Way" basketball concept.
  • Football - fix Garrick Park ground drainage; floodlighting at Avonhead Park; lights and goal posts at Linfield Park.
  • Repairing Christchurch School of Gymnastics building.
  • Swimming - upgrading Jellie Pool's 25m competition pool;funding temporary "pools in schoolz"; transport 1700 schoolchildren to swimming lessons.
  • Tennis/netball repair - outdoor club tennis courts; interimindoor repairs at Wilding Park; 12 netball courts in Lincoln and Christchurch.


  • Art - new art space; transitional artists' studios and gallery.
  • Repair New Brighton Silver Band committee room.
  • Strengthening - Riccarton House; historic kiln at venue used for youth club activities.


  • Reducing entry fee to the Quake City exhibition.
  • Helping 14 local business precincts.


  • Big Brothers Big Sisters - mentoring children; extra worker for North Canterbury.
  • People with disabilities - refurbish offices of Trust helping disabled people find paid work; supporting families of disabled youth; counselling and support services to disabled young people.
  • Out of school support – more after-school care programmes runby Crossfire Trust; trauma training for OSCAR staff.
  • Earthquake stress – counselling for more young people via Petersgate Trust; psychologist funding for children and families through Seabrook McKenzie Trust for Specific Learning Disabilities; teacher for Mindball Interactive Exhibit.
  • Supporting displaced whanau into education, sports and employment.
  • Towards repair of historic pipe organ at St Michael and All Angels Parish.
  • Community facilities - towards Mt Pleasant Community Centrepermanent rebuild; transitional community centres for Belfast and Opawa; temporary office space for community groups; towards rebuild of Child Cancer Foundation Family Place; community plan for the eastern suburbs; pool changing facilities Central New Brighton School; repairs to Roy Stokes Community Hall and Lyttelton community garden; marquee for community activities; towards rebuild of Cholmondeley Children's Home.
  • Repairing homes of uninsured, vulnerable residents.
  • Summer fun events for all neighbourhoods.
  • Hardship help for children, families, vulnerable adults and older people through Age Concern, Anglican City Mission, Methodist Mission and Presbyterian Support.


  • Earthquake education programme for children.
  • Repair car park asphalt at Phillipstown Community Centre.
  • Freeville School - teaching and sporting equipment.
  • Creative youth - restarting a junior textile arts programme;youth design projects via Gap Filler.
  • Active youth - replacing AV equipment at Glenelg Childrens Health Camp; rebuilding the Christchurch Ropes Course; repairing Cashmere Primary School's cricket nets; repair Mt Pleasant Sea Scouts building; replace equipment at JUST YOUTH.
  • Youth support - to Canterbury's 200 youth workers; a drop-incentre for La Vida Youth Trust; Qtopia's youth meeting space; youth workers at Hagley Community College; alternative venues for Oxford Youth Programmes; office space for Te Ora Hou Otautahi youth work team; replace Youthline resources; programmes for teenagers in eastern suburbs; preparing Pacific students for tertiary study.
  • New Brighton – community gardens support for primary and high schools; games equipment for youth.
  • Redcliffs – towards rebuild of public library building; sound and lighting expenses for school production; youth mentoring scheme at Community Shed.
  • Preschool – covered deck area at North Beach Community Childcare Centre; new playground at Oterepo Te Kohanga Reo; play area repairs at Te Waka Huruhurumanu ki Otautahi.
  • Portable ICT equipment/software to primary schools.
  • Student Volunteer Army community service programme and concert.

Many of these projects are funded 50/50 with Vodafone Foundation.