Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz




By TJ Aumua in Auckland

Auckland’s Fiji community have mobilised together to action disaster relief efforts for their families back home in the Fiji Islands.

Community members assembled in Mangere last night fuelled with emotion and desperate to send help back home.

Those affected in Fiji have requested donations of imperishable foods, water, blankets, fishing rods and tools that can be used to help the rebuilding process.

The Fijian Community Association of Auckland and the Auckland Mayoral Committee confirmed two shipping containers would be made available soon so those wanting to contribute to relief efforts can donate.

Two main drop-off points:

West Auckland’s Church Limited and South Auckland’s City Impact Church.

More details will be released by the FCCA later today.

Fiji community members in a Q and A session about the Winston disaster at a public meeting in Mangere last night. Image: TJ Aumua
Fiji community members in a Q and A session about the Winston cyclone disaster at a public meeting in Mangere last night. Image: TJ Aumua
President of the Fiji Community Association of Auckand, Naca Nabuuobuno, says the meeting was about providing clean communication on how the community here would want to provide effective disaster relief to Fiji. Image: TJ Aumua/PMC
The president of the Fiji Community Association of Auckand, Naca Nabuuobuno, says the meeting was about providing “clean communication” on how the community in New Zealand would like to provide effective disaster relief to Fiji. Image: TJ Aumua/PMC
Part of the crowd at the Fiji community meeting in Mangere last night. Image: TJ Aumua/PMC
Part of the crowd at the Fiji community meeting in Mangere last night. Image: TJ Aumua/PMC




TJ Aumua

TJ Aumua is a recent graduate of Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Communication Studies (Honours) degree as with a BCS majoring in journalism and a minor in screen writing. She is also a contributor for the Pacific Media Centre and Asia Pacific Report and is currently a summer research intern with Pacific Journalism Review.