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Tonga and Samoa Fundraising Donations

I love the nature the Students and Staff at Rutherford College.

$836.35 was collected!

This included an NZ Ole Skool 5c, 10c and Fijian $1 coin, along with the $200 donation from the school.

Now for the HOUSE POINTS:

Ruaumoko (red) $182.60

Tane Mahuta (green) $202.75

Tama-nui-te-ra (yellow) $243.95 (Extra 20 points)

Malia Tuai from the Red Cross is the Pacific Engagement Officer and the money was passed on after school on the day of the collection.

The New Zealand Red Cross is working with the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) office in Suva, where they are coordinating support for Tonga and Samoa. Vector-borne diseases, such as Dengue, have been identified as a major risk due to the amount of water collecting after the cyclone. The state of emergency has been lifted in Samoa, and the initial assessments indicate over 5,540 households have been impacted. In Tonga Approximately 4,000 people are still in 108 evacuation centres, with numbers fluctuating depending on the weather and needs. In Fiji there are reports of nine evacuation centres in Southern Lau with 475 evacuees. There are also reports of 22 evacuation centres in Kadavu and surrounding islands with 749 evacuees. Further assessment information is pending on the impact to coastal villages. New Zealand Red Cross is advising anyone wishing to help at this stage to donate to the Pacific Disaster Fund.

Fa’afetai Lava
On behalf of the Pasifika Students.

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