Quake families given free holiday in Napier

8:09 pm on 22 September 2010

The Napier City Council has organised a free week's holiday for 15 families badly affected by the Canterbury earthquake.

Mayor Barbara Arnott says it is fitting for a city devastated by the 1931 Hawke's Bay quake to help some of those worst affected by the Canterbury quake on 4 September.

Mrs Arnott says the Christchurch City Council has been inundated with offers to help families, but the Napier offer has appeal as it is an entirely free package, including return airfares and accommodation.

The mayor says it is a privilege to help families forget about their problems for a while. The council plans a range of activities for the 60 adults and children who are due to arrive on Monday.