APN News & Media, publisher of nzherald.co.nz, has launched a nation-wide appeal for Christchurch earthquake victims with an initial company contribution of $100,000.

The appeal is being partnered by The Radio Network and will be supported by the company's newspapers, magazines, websites and radio stations across the country.

All funds raised will be donated to the Christchurch Mayoral Earthquake Appeal and be administered by the Red Cross.

APN New Zealand CEO Martin Simons said, "It is time for New Zealanders to support a community in need. Apart from the destruction of some of the country's iconic buildings, this event will leave thousands of people in temporary accommodation for months."

"Our role is to mobilise the general population of the country using our great brands like The New Zealand Herald, Newstalk ZB, The New Zealand Woman's Weekly, nzherald.co.nz and our regional radio and newspaper voices."

To make a donation:
- Phone 0900 33 200 to make an automatic $20 donation
- FreeTXT 'QUAKE' to 555 to donate $5 or FreeTXT 'QUAKE' to 333 to donate $3 from any Vodafone mobile
- Donate online at redcross.org.nz
- Donate in person at any branch of NZ Post, Kiwibank, ANZ, National Bank, ASB, TSB and BNZ across New Zealand.
- Mail a cheque (made payable to New Zealand Red Cross) to: Canterbury Earthquake Appeal, Freepost 232690, PO Box 12-140, Thorndon, Wellington 6144.

The Appeal is being supported by the following APN News & Media and Radio Network brands:

New Zealand Woman's Weekly, New Zealand Listener, Crème, Simply You, Simply You Living,

Northern Advocate, Bay of Plenty Times, Daily Post, Hawke's Bay Today, Wanganui Chronicle, Wairarapa Times Age, Oamaru Mail

Whangarei Report, Northland Age, Bay News, Coastal News, Katikati Advertiser, Te Puke Times, Waihi Leader, Hamilton News, Eastern Bay News, Taupo Weekender, Te Awamutu Courier, Turangi Chronicle, Dannevirke Evening News, Hastings Leader, Napier Courier, CHB Mail, Havelock North Village Press, Bush Telegraph, Horowhenua Chronicle, Guardian Palmerston North, Stratford Press, Cook Strait News, Independent Herald, Porirua News, Kapiti News, Wainuiomata News, The Star, North Canterbury News, News Advertiser, Pegasus Post, Shore View, The Observer, Western News, Selwyn Times

Newstalk ZB, Classic Hits, ZM, Radio Hauraki, Coast, Radio Sport, Easy Mix, Flava, Hokanui Gold, Radio Clutha