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New Zealand communities continue to support rebuilding efforts

The Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, says the Government continues to receive offers of assistance for Fiji from the business community in New Zealand in the wake of his visit to Auckland last week. In a series of meetings with business leaders, the Attorney General briefed them on the Cyclone Winston relief effort and suggested ways […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

March 30, 2016 9:46 am

The Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, says the Government continues to receive offers of assistance for Fiji from the business community in New Zealand in the wake of his visit to Auckland last week.

In a series of meetings with business leaders, the Attorney General briefed them on the Cyclone Winston relief effort and suggested ways in which New Zealand  companies could assist, including with the Government’s Adopt A School program.

After several days, we continue to get enthusiastic feedback arising from these encounters with both former Fijians in New Zealand and members of the wider business community. These people include representatives of a wide section of companies who are keen to contribute to the relief effort and are looking for opportunities to assist.

Attorney General Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum with with both former Fijians in New Zealand and members of the wider business community. These people are keen to contribute to relief efforts. (DEPFTO).
Attorney General Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum with with both former Fijians in New Zealand and members of the wider business community. These people are keen to contribute to relief efforts. (DEPFTO).

The Attorney General  said he deeply appreciated the efforts of former Fijian business leaders in New Zealand to drum up broader support from their business colleagues.

We were impressed not only by the way in which former Fijians have carved out successful careers in NZ but by the influence they have in the wider business community. Not only have they not forgotten Fiji but they are using that influence to promote their homeland and especially in our hour of need.

The Attorney General  said the pledges of assistance made in cash, kind and manpower already amounted to many tens of thousands of dollars and he expected the NZ business community to play a significant role in the reconstruction effort in Fiji, including in the Adopt the School Program.

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