New Zealand High Commission Suva, Fiji

Fiji's Foreign Minister donates to Christchurch Earthquake victims

Acting HOM with Foreign Minister during the handing over of cheque for the Earthquake victims

Fiji’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, has handed over a cheque to the New Zealand High Commission (NZHC) for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal to assist the recovery efforts in Christchurch.

Acting Head of Mission, Phillip Taula, thanked Minister Kubuabola and said that New Zealand deeply appreciates the generous assistance from the people of Fiji, following the Christchurch earthquake of 22 February 2011, which has claimed many lives.

“This tragedy, the result of a violent magnitude 6.3 earthquake, is affecting the lives of all New Zealanders,” said Mr Taula.

The earthquake has severely damaged the city, causing major disruption and loss of life. This follows a large earthquake on 4 September 2010, from which the people of Christchurch were just beginning to recover.

“The impact of this earthquake on our country is immense and, given the close people-to-people links between New Zealand and Fiji, the assistance and sympathy of the Fiji people is appreciated in this difficult time, “said Mr Taula.

Last week a multi-faith memorial service was held by the NZHC and the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences to honour the people who died and those suffering from the widespread impact of the earthquake.

The High Commission’s condolence book was signed by a number of dignitaries from Fiji and abroad who had been touched by the events that unfolded in Christchurch.
 

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