Getting more of it done

Last updated 05:00 27/02/2012
Let's Get It Done
Kirk Hargreaves/ FAIRFAX MEDIA
GETTING ON: Tikeri Moevao, left, and Elder Fifita, members of Mormon Helping Hands, empty their barrows of liquefaction silt in eastern Christchurch on Saturday.

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More than 300 volunteers helped complete about 100 community jobs during Christchurch's second Let's Get It Done day.

Volunteers removed tonnes of bricks, cleared silt from sections and completed dozens of small jobs for the elderly and other members of the community.

They also helped people pack, mow lawns and clear empty sections for Gap Filler projects. More than $10,000 worth of trees were planted at St Albans Primary School. The trees were donated by Elliot's wholesale nursery in Amberley.

Rebuild Christchurch, headed by Deon Swiggs, organised the event.

"It's almost 18 months since the September quake in 2010 and it is clear that there is still plenty to be done. The focus on the central business district is needed but we hope [to bring] relief and action to those still struggling in the suburbs," he said.

The first Let's Get It Done event was in September 2011 with about 80 volunteers.

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