Ko ngā whānau Hāmoa e noho ana ki Tāmaki Makaurau kua whakakotahi i a rātou ki te kohi pūtea mā ngā whānau e pākia ana e te mate karawaka e horapa nei i Hāmoa. I ikapahi atu ngā kaiwhakahaere me ngā tūao ki Wiri i te rā nei, ki te whakarite i ngā rauemi hei tuku atu ki Hāmoa.
He koha nā te aroha e tukuna tonutia ana mai i ngā tōpito katoa o Tāmaki Makaurau.
He nui te pānga ki a Tuala Tagaloa Tusani. I tana hokinga mai i te tangihanga o tana iramutu i Hāmoa, he nēhi i tono āwhina atu i a ia.
"About two weeks ago I was in Samoan, I was at the burial of one of three siblings. It was very hard as a father, parent and Samoan to see the suffering that's going on there. On my return home, one of the nurses/midwives her name is Tiara wrote me a message on Facebook asking for gears that they needed in the hospitals."
Inā ngā momo koha, he taputapu whare, he kai, he pūtea, he pouaka utanga anō hoki. Neke atu i te $50,000 te wāriu o ngā kōha.
“They're running short on things like gloves, nappies, bed sheets, pillows and all those sorts of things,” says Malia Lameta, co-director of Pure Alofa.
“Some of the other nice things that are in there are children's books. We're just trying to uplift their spirits as well and balloons, colouring pencils. Just little things that make the kids happy,” says, Joyce Purcell co-director of Pure Alofa.
Ko Anne-Maree Lund he kaiwhakahaere ki EIF International Ltd. Hei tāna ki Te Ao, “So we'll be getting a 40 foot container delivered here, we'll pay for the transport to get the container here, we'll pack it ourselves and urgently send it to Samoa.”
Tua atu i te tākoha, he mihi aroha, he kupu tautoko anō hoki kua ruia.
“We love you guys and we wish that we could be there to help, so we're going to do as much as we can,” te kī a Lameta.
“First of all, I thank the Samoan communities for their strength at this harrowing time. I praise them for their patience at enduring these difficult circumstances. I want to assure them, that ASA Foundation along with many volunteers from our country are rendering assistance to you as quickly as possible,” tā Tusani.
Hei te Mane e tū mai nei, ka kāpuia, ka tukuna ngā koha ki Hāmoa.