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Christchurch earthquake

New Zealand’s a small place and the devastating earthquake which hit the southern city of Christchurch nearly a week ago has made everyone living here question what they can do to help.

Like most businesses we have a number of customers and partners in the city who have been affected. What’s been amazing is the concern and pledges of assistance we’ve received from people in other countries, such as US based Xero partner Kara Haas, who has decided to blog for New Zealand.

If you’d like to help the people of Christchurch rebuild their lives we suggest donating via Givealittle or alternatively the NZ Red Cross.


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28 February 2011 #

Xero e-commerce partner Dremus are giving away Free 6 Month Subscriptions to Christchurch businesses wanting to get up and running with an online shop.

Richard Poole
1 March 2011 #

Xero Project Management parter ProWorkflow are also offering 6 months free subscriptions to any Chch businesses that might need to work remotely or virtually due to the quake. If you are an existing Chch customer then we’ll be in touch to let you know that your next 6 months will be free as well.

Julian Stone
1 March 2011 #

What a week we’ve had down here in Christchurch! 55,000 people who work in the CBD no longer have access to their workplaces and the business owners don’t have access to their data in many cases.

ProWorkflow came through completely unaffected as our servers are in the US, and sales staff are out of town a bit, so any Xero+ProWorkflow customers can be assured there will be no downtime.

On a business note though this even has really served the purpose of driving home the cloud computing message and the need for core data to be remotely managed. We’ll do what we can at ProWorkflow to get people operating again and will suggest people try Xero where their accounts are a mess or irrecoverable.

We don’t care about the money, this is the time for software co’s and businesses to pool their resources and get this city back on it’s feet! Who knows? It could become New Zealand’s first ‘cloud based city!’

On a personal note it’s very sad to see the city in ruins – we personally know many people and businesses suffering. We will recover as a city though, and it will be different – stronger, smarter and more prepared.

– Julian Stone

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