[Air-L] Christchurch Earthquake Laptop Appeal

Tessa Houghton tessajadehoughton at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 15:33:48 PST 2011

Hello AoIR members,

This is probably only relevant to list members in New Zealand, but please
think about helping if you can:

"Christchurch earthquake - you can help.  If you are an Auckland company
with a working laptop that is less than 3 years old that you can donate,
send it to New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, before Friday 4th March, well
packed with the hardware and software specifications listed on outside of
box to:

 John Ferguson, Sector Manager - Digital Content & Technology
 New Zealand Trade & Enterprise,
 Level 11,
 23-27 Albert St,

We will find a business that can use it. Please be generous."

We need laptops that are 3 or less years old and have an operating system
installed and data cleaned off the machine. They need to be sent to the NZTE
Auckland office, packaged for delivery with the machine specifications and
OS listed on the package before next Friday 4th March. We are not seeking
old PCs, screens or servers.  This is an interim response to help people get
connected again, not full office rebuilds.  We are aiming for Auckland
companies to help in this first initiative.  A good question to ask before
sending anything in is "would I use it (the laptop) myself"?"


Tessa J. Houghton

PhD Student
Media and Communication
School of Social and Political Science
University of Canterbury
New Zealand


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