TWO containers of relief supply is expected to arrive from New Zealand for people living in flood-affected areas.
Twenty volunteers at the Tulja Centre in Mt Roskill are screening, sorting, recording and packing into cartons all the goods. Sona Sansaar Limited director Harish Lodhia said the volunteers were collecting canned food, new and wearable clothes and bottled water for shipment.
"We have formed a small group of volunteers to help out our friends in Fiji who are going through hard times," Mr Lodhia said.
"I have had the good fortune to have had help from the volunteers and also a group called Green Welfare from India. I was even interviewed by them about what we are doing to help and a very brief update on the situation in Fiji and this was broadcasted in North India," he said.
Ministry of Provincial Development permanent secretary Inia Seruiratu in his response to the contribution of the Fijian community in New Zealand said that the ministry was doing its best with limited resources to provide people with their basic needs ù water and shelter.
"Water will very much depend on restoration of electricity and repairs to the Water Authority Fiji infrastructure."
"In terms of item from abroad, I would recommend clothing, household items like pots, plates and utensils just to help people in rebuilding their lives and assist in alleviating the economic situation," Mr Seruiratu said.