Mooloolaba has long had a link with New Zealand's South Island with hundreds of South Islanders, largely from Christchurch, regularly enjoying our area as a place to literally "swap climates" and enjoy great weather in what is normally their Winter.
Many of these Kiwi guests have been holidaying on the Sunshine Coast for many years and the recent earthquakes in Christchurch have obviously made this impossible. The thought of losing not only their homes as well as in many cases their jobs and workplaces is no doubt very daunting for all the families involved.
The Mooloolaba accommodation group has decided to "put the hat around" and as a result have managed to provide around 150 room nights which are to be auctioned online, with all the proceeds going to theChristchurch Earthquake Appeal. Visit www.auction4christchurch.com and bid.