Churches united in land divided by New Zealand earthquake

By Julanne Clarke-Morris
Posted Dec 13, 2016

[Anglican Taonga] Today the first of 300 Christmas hampers will go out to earthquake-shaken families across southern Marlborough, with labels that read: “With love from the New Zealand churches.” The hampers are an idea of Seddon-based vicar, the Rev. Dawn Daunauda and lay leaders from her quake-harried parish, the Awatere Christian Joint Venture. Over the next 10 days the Awatere CJV team will deliver the hampers to households between Ward and Clarence townships, and fly others up the Awatere Valley, where roads are blocked off by slips.

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