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Auckland considers how best to help Samoa

Auckland considers how best to help Samoa
 
The Mayor of Auckland has expressed his condolences with the people of Samoa in the wake of Cyclone Evan and is working with Auckland’s Pasifika communities on how Auckland can best assist in the recovery effort.
 
At least four people are dead and at least eight are missing after Cyclone Evan hit on Thursday night. At least four thousand people are still in emergency accommodation as the Samoan government assesses the cost of the cyclone.
 
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele conferred the chiefly title of Taua’aletoa on the Mayor during an Auckland Trade Mission to the Pacific in July.
 
“My staff are monitoring the extreme weather situation which has lead to damage and unfortunately loss of life in the Pacific,” says Len Brown.
 
"I have been in contact with the Pasifika communities in Auckland and there is understandable worry and upset.  When things are clear and we understand what  practical assistance might be of value, we will look at what we might do to help.
 
“In the mean time, our thoughts and prayers are with the people in Samoa and the Samoan community here as they await news from the islands.”
 
"Our thoughts are also with the people of Fiji as they prepare for the arrival of Evan."

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