In 2009, Australia’s ABC TV picked up the series and it has screened on TV3 (NZ), Fox 8, ABC1 and ABC2, while more than $2 million of Beached Az merchandise has been sold.
The boys from New South Wales, who according to Green have little to no idea about New Zealand culture, released their latest instalment Beached Az – Donate to Christchurch six hours after the earthquake struck.
Jarod Green, Anthony MacFarlane and Nick Boshier, all aged 29, told the Sydney Morning Herald that the popularity of the series in New Zealand inspired them to help push the cause.
“We came to the conclusion it’s probably good to bring some humour to a sad and sombre tragedy … raise an awareness and encourage people to give.”
You can donate to victims of the earthquake at:
Donate to the Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org.nz/donations
The Salvation Army: Freephone 0800530000; online at www.salvationarmy.org.nz; or by post:
The Salvation Army, PO Box 27001, Marion Square, Wellington, 6141. Mark correspondence: “Canterbury Earthquake Appeal”.
Any ANZ Bank: Account number 01-1839-0188939-00.
Any National Bank: Account number 06-0869-0548507-00.
Any BNZ Bank: Account number: 02-0500-0982004-000
Any ASB: Account number 12-3205-0146808-00