Fundraising event for cyclone on March 15

The New Zealand Tonga Business Council will host a fundraising event for Cyclone Gita on March 15.

The Pacific Co-operation Foundation said all funds raised will be donated to Cyclone Gita relief.

“This presents an ideal opportunity for the business community here in Aotearoa to support the NZ Tonga Business Council in this wonderful and much-needed initiative,” the PCF said.

This is the latest project to raise funds for the kingdom, which was devastated when the cyclone struck.

A number of aid agencies and Pacific leaders have said that the  best way to help Tonga is by donating money.

New Zealand Red Cross Pacific spokesperson Malia Tua’i said cash was the fastest, most effective way to help.

However, other groups have taken a different approach.

The head of the Tonga Advisory Council, Melino Maka, told Radio New Zealand six containers filled with donations were expected to be despatched to Tonga over the weekend.

He said Matsons Shipping had donated six containers.

He said the Hahake, or eastern districts, was where the worst of the damage occurred.

The main points

  • The New Zealand Tonga Business Council will host a fundraising event for Cyclone Gita on March 15.
  • The Pacific Co-operation Foundation said all funds raised will be donated to Cyclone Gita relief.
  • This is the latest project to raise funds for the kingdom, which was devastated when the cyclone struck.

For more information

Tongans in NZ filling containers for Gita victims in Tonga

Red Cross supporting Pacific communities Gita cleanup continues

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