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A wave of support to Samoa from Nelson
15-04-2015 -

A final gift from the Nelson community has brought closure to a heartfelt campaign to help Samoa.

While the 2009 tsunami that killed more than 140 people, injured hundreds and wrecked villages may seem a distance memory to many, it's only now that closure has been brought to a relief fund in Nelson.

Filemoni (Phil) Fa'avae has just returned to Nelson from Samoa after delivering a $10,000 donation to the Poutasi district. At the presentation of the giant cheque for 18,000 tala to Poutasi Development Trust representatives, Fa'avae and his sisters Tua and Miriama held a framed photograph of his wife, Jan.