I have a soft spot in my heart for New Zealand. It's one of those places I have wanted to visit since I was little. At one point I seriously thought about living there but ended up in the USA instead.
Recently the area around Christchurch has been experiencing earthquakes starting with a magnitude 7.1. Yesterday I happened across a lovely blog called Catalina's Cottage. Cat has organized a quilt project that is already proving to be successful. http://catalinanz.blogspot.com/2010/09/quilts-to-cheer-and-comfort.html
Some people have sent quilt tops already pieced together, finished quilts, and fabric. She has a big push on at the moment to get a number of quilts ready for Christmas.
I have a stack of orphan blocks pulled from my drawer (along with some fabric) waiting to go out in the mail.