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Kia ora,

First I’d just like to say thanks to the Ro­torua com­mu­nity, as it is you that has re­stored my faith in peo­ple.

Last Tues­day Bernie Horn­feck’s home of 50 years was burnt to the ground.

At the time the 89-year-old said he was asleep in the liv­ing room when we woke to smoke.

Within a few min­utes the whole Lyn­more house went up. He lost ev­ery­thing.

Over a week later, and Bernie has been in­un­dated with of­fers of help from all over the com­mu­nity.

He now has a fully stocked wardrobe and re­place­ment hear­ing aids.

He also has tem­po­rary ac­com­mo­da­tion at the lo­cal marae.

We send our thoughts to Bernie dur­ing this time, but I’m so glad to see that the com­mu­nity has ral­lied to sup­port him.

Keep up the kind­ness guys- it’s heart­en­ing to see.

Ni­cola Bren­nan-Tu­para

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