Support for Canterbury

Like you, we are shocked and saddened by the terror attack in Christchurch on Friday. The impact will affect us all forever.

We send love, sympathy and condolences to the victims of this hateful crime, their families and communities.

Our thoughts are with the teachers of Christchurch who loved and protected their students and kept them safe, even as they were afraid themselves. We praise your bravery, especially this morning as you go back to work.

PPTA president Jack Boyle is in Christchurch to support our colleagues there and is happy to pass on any messages of support.

[Image credit: Shaun Yeo, used with permission]


How you can help

Members have asked if there is any way they can practically assist those affected in Canterbury.

PPTA has re-established the hardship fund used in the wake of the Canterbury earthquakes. Individual branches, regions and individual members can donate.

The bank account number is 38-9017-0227157-01

For further information, contact


How to support NZ’s Muslim communities

Mass murder at mosques in Christchurch on Friday targeted Muslim New Zealanders at worship. Here are some things you can do to support a devastated community. (External link to The Spinoff)



Last modified on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 15:00