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Rotorua based Kiwi Coffin club makes coffins in return for donations.

11/12/2019

Credits: te ao Maori news

#MATEKARAWAKA - Rotorua based Kiwi Coffin club makes coffins in return for donations. After hearing about the tragedy in Samoa, they decided to contact their suppliers and ask them to donate what they would normally sell to the club.

They have used those materials to make a batch of free childrens coffins to be sent to Samoa. Our correspondent Kereama Wright has more.

A Mainfreight manager says that they will do whatever is needed to get the 24 Kiwi Coffins to Samoa.

Meeting at the Mainfreight Depot in Otāhūhū this morning, a brief prayer service was held before the coffins were to be shipped to Samoa.

ASA Foundation volunteer Tuala Tagaloa Tusani said that the measles victims had suffered enough so it was time to give them a proper burial.

A blessing was put on the coffins so that they may reach Samoa safely and house the deceased in comfort.

Te Ao News will continue to bring updates on this matter.

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