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NZ 7s Donation For Sinuvaca

Tomasi Cama Junior and the All Blacks sevens team collected clothes for people of Sinuvaca Village in Koro before they flew out on Sunday for the World Sevens Series in
02 Mar 2016 12:38
NZ 7s Donation For Sinuvaca

Tomasi Cama Junior and the All Blacks sevens team collected clothes for people of Sinuvaca Village in Koro before they flew out on Sunday for the World Sevens Series in Las Vegas.

Koro Island in Lomaiviti was severely destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Cama, who is now a member of the All Blacks sevens coaching staff, is originally from Sinuvaca.

Former national rep Jim Damu tweeted;

Big Vinaka vakalevu..Tomasi Cama  Jnr..& NZ sevens team for your kind donation to the villagers of Sinuvaca ..Koro Island.

Meanwhile, containers have arrived in Auckland locations where people can donate items of need to be sent to help families in Fiji.

The president of the Fijian Community Association in Auckland, Nacanieli Yalimaiwai, said the Auckland Council Mayoral Pacific Disaster Fund would fund up to 10 containers to Fiji.

Yalimaiwai said yesterday was the first day the containers had been at the locations, and people had been coming out in droves to fill them with much needed items.

“Non-perishable foods, tinned food, rice, flour, sugar, clothes, torches, solar powered lights, mosquito repellants, those are really family to family type of goods that we are focussing on.”

Yalimaiwai said they were able to load about half a container full of goods onto the New Zealand HMNZS Navy frigate over the weekend, but could have done more if they had been given more notice by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

He said they are hoping the Navy frigate would have room for more containers on its next trip to Fiji, but will make their own shipping arrangements if not. Fiji’s National Disaster Management Office will be receiving and distributing the items once sent over.

The container collection points in Auckland are the City Impact Church in Mount Wellington and Church Unlimited in Glendene

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