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Astar and Matai Smith collecting outside TVNZ in Auckland

Te Rau Kupenga and Ainslie Allen busking outside Te Papa in Wellington

Barry Soper and his son collecting outside Te Papa in Wellington

Fa'afetai - thank you! The final total raised on the phones and at the Red Cross website by midday Wednesday was $155,420, plus Te Papa, Christchurch and Auckland buckets combined came to $9756.60, making a grand total of over $165,000 raised in three hours!

And a big thanks to all the performers and people who gave their time to help make our fundraiser special so successful!

You can still donate

Call the Red Cross's donation line on 0900 3 11 00 - please note this will be an automatic $20 donation added to your phone bill.

You can also donate online at or

Get involved

If you're organising a local community event to help with tsunami relief, share the details on the Good Morning message board.

If you're on Facebook, you can check out the Good Morning Tsunami Appeal group and also add details of your fundraising events there.

Useful links

New Zealand Red Cross
Samoa tsunami helplines and donation details 
Latest news on the tsunami

Community Events

Backstage Bar, 340 Jackson Street, Petone

Enjoy the entertainment provided by Brownhill and the following supporting acts: Deeze Guys, Justuce, Beatrootz, DJ Quakes.
Entertainment to begin at 8pm.
Entry fee will be $10 in which will go directly towards the Relief Efforts in Samoa.
Donations are also welcome on this night.


Tsunami Benefit Show, 4:20 - 373 Karangahape Road, Auckland

9pm Saturday 10th October. Entry by donation.
David Dalas, Mareko, Unity Pacific, Manuel Bundy, Potheads, 4DG, DJ Al'goodie, plus special guests.


ONE LOVE SAMOA - fundraiser for Samoan Tsunami victims
At THE COLOSSEUM, Corner Willow & Harington Streets, Tauranga
Cost: $20 18 October  12:00 p.m.

A benefit concert put on by the local musicians of Tauranga with ALL monies raised going directly to the relief effort in Samoa after the effects from the tsunami. Artists performing include... DARCY PERRY ALL STARS - Blues BRILLEAUX - maximum RnB NYTMARE - HipHop SWEET ECHO - RnB/Reggae PERI KOHU & THE BLUES BUSTERS - Blues THE SELF RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS BLUES ENSEMBLE - members of Kokomo SISTA SOUL - Soul/funk/RnB TRACIE DEJONG TRIO - Jazz JOHN MICHAELZ & GUESTS - Gospel PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED


Sounz Like - A live aid tribute concert to raise funds for Samoa

Featuring "Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie", "Dolly Parton", "Connie Francis", "Abba", "Barry White", "George Benson", "Gene Pitney".

Westfield Manukau, Saturday 10 October, 12.00 - 2.00pm


"I Played Soccer for Samoa"

"Show your support by joining us at the Medical Officers Reserve opposite Rotorua Boys High School for an afternoon of sociable, fun soccer. Afterwards you are all invited to SidePocket Pool Bar (Hinemoa St Next to Grand Hotel) for an evening of family friendly fun including Karaoke and Pool competitions!"

Soccer $20 per player or $100 per team (6 per side)-SNEAKERS ONLY

For more information, see the Facebook page.


Julianne and the team at Rox Hairdressing are fundraising for "our friends who have lost everything in the Tsunami"

"I know this is one of many many stories but this is close to home for us. Our friend is a New Zealander and has married a Samoan and have two beautiful children. Their house was between Coconuts and Sinali on the south coast. Every thing they owned has gone, as has her mother's and father's retirement house that they have recently built, in order to spend time with their daughter and grandchildren in Samoa."

Monster Garage sale
When: Sunday the 18th of October
Where: Rox Hairdressing, 44 Stone Street , Miramar, Wellington
Time: 10am

Any Donations of goods can be dropped off at Rox Hairdressing during Business hours.


Michelle has some Trade Me auctions to help her friend Sala in Samoa.

1 x Baby gift basket with  well over $70 worth of value.
2x Canvas prints ( Samoa )
1x Luggage tag photo print ( Samoa )

These are all under the title of Samoa tsunami fundraising when looking under the search engine.


Samoan Relief Concert

Where: Upper Hutt Cossie Club, Logan Street
When: Sunday October 11th
Time: 6.30pm

About: $15 entry
Guests include:
$50 prizes best dressed male & female island theme!!!



Jessi's Fundraising Garage Sale
Where: Pakuranga Baptist Church, 219 Te Rakau Drive, Pakuranga, Auckland
When: 10th October
Time: 8a.m. - 4p.m
About: Anyone is welcome to buy and sell items, or even just to browse. All of the money from the sales will go to the cause.


Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (EFKS Te Atatu)

Where: 472 Te Atatu Road,
Turn Right on Te Atatu off-ramp, Nrth Western Motorway
When: Saturday, October 10
Time: 10:00am

Want to Donate?

10th Oct (Sat only); 17th-18th Oct and 24th-25th Oct

Can't drop-in, but can get together goods in your area, workplace, community group?
Then contact: Sam Coady ph 021 0673000 or Richard Slade ph 09 270 0101 for (limited) pick-ups



Masterton Samoan Congregational Church Appeal

When: From Wednesday 7 October until Friday 16 October
Where: 26 Perry St, Masterton
When: 10am - 12pm

About: The Masterton Samoan Congregational Church is accepting donations of clothing and other items to ship to Samoa.

Contact: Rev Meki Lauvi - 06 377 0636