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Help For Tonga

Aid agencies are asking for donations of money rather than physical goods.

Below are links to aid agencies that are working with people affected by Cyclone Gita.

TEARFUND
Our partners in Tonga are helping families and communities worst-affected by Cyclone Gita, and we need your help to provide material assistance.

Click here to donate.

THE NEW ZEALAND RED CROSS

The New Zealand Red Cross Pacific disaster relief fund ensures the Red Cross can respond quickly and efficiently to assist with the damage.

People can donate to the standing relief fund immediately.

Money donated can be released right away to help with the relief efforts, a spokeswoman for NZ Red Cross said.

Visit the Red Cross website here or contact 0800 RED CROSS. (733 2767)

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY NEW ZEALAND

Habitat for Humanity are preparing a response for Tonga and have started an Emergency Response Disaster Fund.

Donate and help rebuild communities in Tonga here.

GO FUND ME

A GoFundMe fundraising account 'Support for Tonga' has been set up by a Tongan expat.

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Living with Brain Cancer

Vicki Walsh has been diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, the same brain cancer as Lecretia Seales had. (Lecretia Seales was the Wellington lawyer who took a case to the High Court in 2015 to ask permission for a doctor to end her life with lethal drugs). Like Lecretia Seales, she has lived longer than her doctors predicted she would, she chatted with Andrew.

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Caring for Someone with Cancer

Heather Major cared for her late husband for 14 years. She talked with Andrew about caring for a person with a terminal illness?

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Palliative Care

Dr Amanda Landers, palliative care physician and lecturer at University of Otago medical school talked with Andrew about palliative care, and common myths about palliative care?

Dr Sinéad Donnelly is a palliative care doctor, on the board of the NZ Health Professionals Alliance and talks with Andrew about her role as coordinator of the open letter from doctors to New Zealanders at doctorssayno.nz


If people are wanting to make a submission on this they can do s using Parliament's website, by email or by sending a letter. The links and details are at NoToAssistedSuicide.nz (or easy alternative n2as.nz) or people could freecall 0800 42 76 42.

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