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Kiwis' city ball to raise cash for quake victims

NEW Zealanders in China are organizing a charity ball in Shanghai to help families of victims of last month's Christchurch earthquake.

The Kiwi Expat Association is holding the Kiwi Ball on Saturday, April 2 at the InterContinental Shanghai Expo Hotel. It will include a charity banquet, produce selling and an auction.

The ball will benefit the families of victims of the 6.3-magnitude earthquake on February 22. At the end of last week, the death toll stood at 61, with hundreds missing.

All proceeds will go toward the New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal, the KEA said.

Three levels of Friends of Christchurch sponsorship packages are available for the ball.

1. Christchurch Sponsor: 50,000 yuan (US$7,614), includes having the sponsor's name on event material, a commemorative plaque and one dinner table of 10.

2. Lyttelton Sponsor: 25,000 yuan, includes a commemorative plaque and one dinner table of 10.

3. Suburb Tables: 10,000 yuan per table of 10.

Individual Tickets are also available for 1,000 yuan - order up to four or team up for a suburb table.

Donations, sponsored products and auction items will also be gratefully accepted, said organizers. Contact

People can donate money to the association's bank account. Contact

Meanwhile, Little Huia New Zealand restaurant and Australian eatery Kakadu are holding a fundraising barbecue next Sunday at noon. All cash raised at the event at Kakadu, 8 Jianguo Road M., will be donated to the Red Cross Christchurch appeal. Contact to reserve a table.

Kea has its global headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand and operates regional offices in Sydney, Shanghai, London and New York.


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