Mon, 17 Dec 2012 8:11a.m.
Auckland's Pasifika community is gearing up to help Samoa deal with the aftermath of Cyclone Evan, says mayor Len Brown.
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17/12/2012 5:08:00 p.m.
I agree with the above comment. On going there a year later, very little seemed to have been done. Maybe the churches could give a little more!
17/12/2012 5:02:46 p.m.
Apparently the money sent in the last disaster didn't get to the people who needed it, and there was no accountability of follow up on the money sent by NZ - NZ could have a program where the unemployed in NZ who are looking for work could help with the cleanup and get paid.
17/12/2012 10:28:36 a.m.
It is not a matter of the amount sent in aid, it's a matter of whether or not it goes to where it should. After the tsunami, Campbell reported that very little infrastructure had been repaired, and housing assistance and reconstruction had not begun. Furthermore interviews with the PM regarding the whereabouts of the aid monies were continually postponed. Will any of the monies being sent for aid this time reach the needy, and will there be any accountability from the Samoan PM?
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