May­oral fund helps Pa­cific beat disas­ter

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Auck­land mayor Len Brown is call­ing on busi­nesses to give gen­er­ously to build disas­ter readi­ness in the Pa­cific.

Mr Brown es­tab­lished the May­oral Fund for the Pa­cific in the wake of Cy­clone Evan to en­able Auck­land cor­po­rate and com­mu­nity spon­sors to sup­port emer­gency pre­pared­ness and re­build­ing in the Pa­cific.

This fund is pri­mar­ily

about build­ing com­mu­nity re­silience

over time, not emer­gency re­lief.

Mr Brown an­nounced last week the Auck­lan­ders mak­ing up the ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee to as­sess ap­pli­ca­tions for grants from the fund.

They are Hamish Crooks (Cook Is­lands); John Ko­toisuva (Fiji); Ikipa Ton­gat­ule (Niue); Rev El­der Lucky Slade (Samoa); San­dra Alofi­vae (Samoa); Foai Foai (Toke­lau); Jenny Salesa (Tonga); with skills-based ap­point­ments San­dra Kailahi and Lucy Laiti­nen.

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