Don’t miss these quake fundraisers


Steamy workout
Free yoga classes taken by Bikram Yoga Queenstown owner Peggy Preston are tomorrow at 6pm. Donations will go to the appeal. 

Kiwi appeal
Kiwi Birdlife Park is donating $5 from every door sale during a special open day this Sunday. To celebrate 25 years in operation, the park’s charging locals just $5 – all going to the fund – and the same amount will be taken from the standard price of $38 for regular visitors. 

Buy the class
Alpine Health and Fitness is selling RPM endurance class rides for a minimum $20 donation. Bike numbers limited, so call to reserve. 

Photos for free
Dan Childs from Megapix Photography is offering his skills for free tomorrow in Queenstown Gardens. From 2.30 to 5.30 he’ll be near the band rotunda taking snaps of family, friends or anyone interested. He’s asking for donations in exchange for an emailed digital copy. PORSE childcare will have a bubble machine on hand to keep kids entertained. 

Money-making music
Les Alpes Restaurant is reviving live jazz tomorrow, with part of the takings going to the quake appeal. “Enjoy great music and be part of a good cause,” marketing boss Serena Mars says. 

Grilling it 
Fishbone Bar and Grill hopes to raise $3000 by tacking $2 onto every bill from last Friday until March 31. Co-owner Darren Lovell says customers have no qualms paying extra, and many tourists have been in Christchurch themselves and are happy to give. 

10 per cent at Thai
Restaurants @Thai and Thaitanium are giving 10 per cent of bills from last Saturday until March 13. 

QYP quiz night
Queenstown Young Professionals has organised a quiz tonight at 6pm at the Pig and Whistle with proceeds being donated to Red Cross. Teams of two cost $10. 

Casino group chips in
SKYCITY has donated $500,000 and will match the total donated by staff as well as the public, up to $250,000. Its Queenstown casino has donation boxes in Wild Thyme Bar and Restaurant and at the cashiers’ desk on the main gaming floor.