Blenheim parish welcomes Auckland diocese support after Kaikoura earthquake


Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn is anxious to assist the people who have been affected by the recent and ongoing devastating earthquake in North Canterbury and has called on Auckland Catholics to offer their support.

To allow this to happen the diocese of Auckland, through its agency the Catholic Caring Foundation, has launched an appeal.

Star of the Sea parish in Blenheim has welcomed the move.

“Since our amalgamation of all three parishes including Picton, Blenheim and Kaikoura, we are in a much improved position to identify the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable within our community.,” said the spokesperson for the Blenheim Parish.

“Although there is not much information coming out of Kaikoura at the moment we already have an established knowledge on the needs of this community.”

“We welcome any support the Catholic Caring Foundation is able to offer and wish to thank the wider Catholic community for its support.”

The Catholic Caring Foundation will absorb all administration costs of this campaign so that 100% of all funds raised will go directly to assisting the most affected and most vulnerable families.

Bishop Dunn will determine how these funds will be allocated on an ongoing basis so that donations can have a fast and effective impact on those in distress.  In addition, Bishop Dunn has asked for prayers for all those who are affected by the earthquake.

How you can help:

Please consider a donation:

By Post to: The Catholic Caring Foundation, Private Bag 47904, Auckland 1144.

By Direct Credit: BNZ 02-0100-0242648-000
Please include your first and last name as a reference and QUAKE as the code. For a receipt, email including your mailing address.

By donating securely online: to

  • Please specify that your donation is for the QUAKE appeal.
  • Please spread the word with your networks, through social media, word of mouth or by copying this statement and emailing to others.
  • Run your own fundraising event and donate the proceeds to this campaign.

The Catholic Caring Foundation will publish information on the progress of this initiative.


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