TC Winston

NZ rotary club to send 32 tonnes of corrugated iron for Taveuni

Discussions are underway at the Mosgiel Rotary Club in New Zealand to send 32 tonnes of corrugated iron in their efforts to assist Taveuni in its post-cyclone rehabilitation works. This is part of a long-term assistance plan by Mosgiel Rotary Club who had previously with Rotary International provided 2000 ShelterBoxes, disaster response package including a tent, […]

Peni Shute

April 20, 2016 11:41 am

Discussions are underway at the Mosgiel Rotary Club in New Zealand to send 32 tonnes of corrugated iron in their efforts to assist Taveuni in its post-cyclone rehabilitation works.

A school destroyed after TC Winston in Tailevu.
A school destroyed after TC Winston in Tailevu. (Fijian Government)

This is part of a long-term assistance plan by Mosgiel Rotary Club who had previously with Rotary International provided 2000 ShelterBoxes, disaster response package including a tent, blankets, groundsheets and water storage and filtration equipment.

Mr. Thorburn said the iron would be going to schools on Taveuni Island.

The iron was being sent to Christchurch to be formed. It would then go by ship to Suva, and be loaded on to trucks.

The project was important because Fiji was our neighbour. A lot of people go there for holidays. It’s nice to think we can help them out. It’s a humanitarian thing.

Mr. Thorburn continued that those trucks would go by ship to Taveuni, drive off and unload the iron, then drive back onto the ship to return to Suva.

The iron and the transportation was worth $200,000. On Taveuni, local Rotary members would look after the cargo, and make sure the iron was used to best help local people.

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