24 Sep 2010

Tonga's Canterbury quake fundraiser sets half million dollar target

1:27 pm on 24 September 2010

A fundraiser in Tonga this Saturday for the victims of the Canterbury earthquake aims to raise more than half a million US dollars.

The government has organised the fundraiser, based around a four hour radio-thon beginning at nine tomorrow morning.

Meanwhile businesses have already made financial and in-kind commitments in support of the event.

And the Tonga-New Zealand Business Council is planning to donate a container of Tongan watermelons to the people of Christchurch.