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Support Fund for Fatal Traffic Accident in Katikati
Five Tongan kiwifruit workers were involved in a fatal traffic
accident while leaving Aongatete Coolstores in Katikati last
Horticulture New Zealand President Julian Raine has expressed
sympathy to those affected.
"It is every grower's hope that all their staff get home safely
every night. It's tragic to hear about the accident at Aongatete,
and HortNZ would like to convey our sincere condolences to those
affected by last night's tragic events."
The Kiwifruit Industry Community Support Fund Charitable
Incorporated Society has been made available and is taking
donations to support the families of the deceased.*
"We're very glad to have the Fund available to support the
worker's families through this difficult time", said Nikki Johnson,
CEO of New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc.
"This is a tragedy for the entire kiwifruit industry, and all of
horticulture. Workers from the Pacific are a vital part of the
workforce and the community, and we express our sincere sympathies
to the family and friends of the workers who lost their lives last
The Community Support Fund is taking donations
at 06-0379-0245466-00, and will ensure that all monies donated
reach the families of those affected.
* The funds donated are not tax deductible.
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