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The Wakatipu digs deep – a wrap on some local quake contributions

Raffle ticket sales for a hamper donated by Queenstown Farmers Market

A cut from all sales at 45 South last Friday 

Handmade candle stall holder Jane Williams’ takings at last Saturday’s Remarkables Market. Traditional Heritage Preserves chipped in an extra $40 

Donations to attend a free Bikram Yoga class

Dorothy Browns’ door charges to watch Monday night’s Oscars at the Arrowtown cinema 

Has accumulated in a donation bucket at Joe’s Garage. “We’ve had a lot of families in here who used Joe’s Garage in Christchurch, and are using their Christchurch loyalty cards,” manager Cara Colquhoun says. Over the month, Joe’s hopes to donate 50 cents from every coffee to the quake cause, but since its head office in Christchurch has collapsed, they’re still waiting for the go-ahead. One of the cafe’s Christchurch chefs died after being crushed trying to leave work 

Donated by Remarkables Primary kids from their Friday Funky Feet event, encouraging them to walk, ride or wheel to school 

QT Rides raffle at last weekend’s Auto Extravaganza 

Arrowtown Golf Club entry fees and raffle ticket proceeds from last Saturday’s men’s competition 

Queenstown Primary’s new uniform was ditched in favour of Canterbury colours black and red last Friday for their first mufti-day fundraiser. It’s the largest amount the school’s raised from a coin collection, principal John Western says – and two van-loads of unopened water were also collected and trucked to Christchurch by the Salvation Army on Friday 

From a black and red dress-up day for Arrowtown School students last Friday. St Joseph’s School has a mufti day today 

Vudu’s two cafes’ takings from hot drinks on Sunday plus the wages of five staff for the day. Manager Rae Ellis says: “I wasn’t expecting that much.” She adds their coffee and milk suppliers chipped in with free products 

NZONE Skydive’s one-off donation plus they’re matching customer donations 

World Bar’s party donations from last Sunday. Local musos played for free, there was a gold coin donation BBQ, $5 from every teapot sold was donated and all the staff coughed up their wages 

From a 10-hour music relief concert at Queenstown’s Earnslaw Park last Sunday. BP Oil is to match the amount with a donation of its own to Red Cross

Raised so far by 24 brave swimmers in a 4.5km paddle across Lake Wakatipu last Sunday organised by Charlie Trevena and Tom Pryde. See website Queenstowners Kent Dow and wife Sharlene Inch added $2000 to the kitty for their hometown, Christchurch. “It brings tears to my eyes to think of the devastation,” Inch says


The advertisers in this special Christchurch earthquake donations supplement paid $500 for each space, all of which goes to the recovery effort. Mountain Scene and Guardian Print chipped in print costs, collation and layout. For those wanting to contribute, Mountain Scene’s Christchurch Earthquake Relief Fund account number is 02-0924-0329818-26