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Pasifika – a chance to help cyclone response

Pasifika – a chance to help cyclone response

Volunteers from Oxfam will be on hand at tomorrow’s Positively Pasifika festival in Wellington to collect donations to help Tonga recover from the devastation of Cyclone Ian.

There’ll be a bucket collection – and Mayor Celia Wade-Brown is urging people coming to the festival to be generous in their response. Please bring cash as there’ll be no eftpos facilities on site.

People will also be encouraged to make an automatic $3 donation to the Oxfam Cyclone Appeal by texting HELP to 4847.
Oxfam New Zealand is working to meet the most urgent needs for people in Tonga's northern island group of Ha'apai following last week’s cyclone. Money is urgently needed to help provide food, shelter, clean water and sanitation.

See more at http://www.oxfam.org.nz/donate-online/appeals/cyclone-ian

The Positively Pasifika Festival is on at Waitangi Park from 12 noon, featuring Rosita Vai, the Laughing Samoans and Bella Kalolo, workshops, performances, film screenings, food stalls and crafts.

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Saturday 20 September, is election day, and New Zealanders’ last chance to have a say on who leads the country for the next three years.

“The people and parties we elect tomorrow will be making the decisions that affect us, our families and our communities,” says Robert Peden, Chief Electoral Officer. “It doesn’t get much more important than that, and we need all New Zealanders to use their voice and vote.”

Voting places will be open from 9.00am until 7.00pm on election day. The busiest time at voting places is usually 9.00am - 11.00am.

“Take your EasyVote card with you when you go to vote, as it will make voting faster and easier, and vote close to home if you can. But don’t worry if you forget your card, or didn’t receive one, because as long as you are enrolled to vote, your voice will be heard,” says Mr Peden. More>>

 

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