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Waka vandalism heartbreaking! Time to pitch in and help!


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Anyone wanting to pitch in and help with a donation would be helping out immensely!

Details are;

Account name: Te Rau o te Rangi ki Otaki

Account no: 38 9011 0573809 00

Bank: Kiwibank

Every bit helps! Let’s give these kids a hand!



  1. 15 December 2011 at 5:13 pm

    $20 on it’s way from our household.

  2. Priss
    15 December 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Well done, Frank! $10 from us and another $10 next week with my next pay.

  3. PW
    15 December 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Sent my bit. 🙂

  4. Te Azza
    15 December 2011 at 6:30 pm

    20 from us, thank you Frank for putting these details up.

  5. 15 December 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Cheers, Priss, PW, and Te Azza! That’s the real Christmas spirit!

    So far this page has had close to a hundred views. So if we all send $10, $20, whatever we can afford – we’ll soon see those children right!

  6. 15 December 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Absolutely grateful for the contributions guys. My kids (four of them, aged 8, 10, 12 and 14) paddle for this club and were gutted when they found out. They have been ‘hardout’ fundraising, and training for the Nationals next month. Will post some race details up after the racing in January. Will also follow the blog Frank!! Jacque

  7. mike and elyse
    15 December 2011 at 7:13 pm


  8. Raewyn Berkahn
    15 December 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Hey Frank, well done for setting this up. I really hope that the funds get raised promptly. We’ve added our bit.

    @ Jacque, thanks for posting your comment. It’s great to know that your kids are committed to such a fantastic sport. I hope that the donations made will allow them to pull back a little from fundraising and get some training in! Kia kaha, tamariki.

  9. The Dude
    15 December 2011 at 7:16 pm

    $200 coming your way… Kia Kaha

  10. Martin
    15 December 2011 at 7:28 pm

    $200 from me….

    Cheers Martin (ex-pat Kiwi in Oz)

  11. 15 December 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Wow!! You guys rock!! This is what it’s all about!

    Jacque Heta – only too pleased to help in some way. All the best to you and yours – and all the best for a great Christmas.

  12. Paula
    15 December 2011 at 7:36 pm

    A tenner here from me! Kia kaha team, good luck

    And woah go The Dude !!! I’m going to say chur for that man! What an awesome donation. That makes me teary and I’m not even part of the Te Rau o te Rangi Otaki

  13. Paula
    15 December 2011 at 7:37 pm

    And Martin! oh I’m feeling the warm fuzzies over this

  14. Eleanor
    15 December 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Good luck to the team at the Nationals. Read the article on Stuff and was touched that the kids might not make their dream.

  15. 15 December 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Here in Aus we normally need a bank i.d. number as well. (BSB) Do you have that?

  16. 15 December 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Katie and Martin :

    Here in Aus we normally need a bank i.d. number as well. (BSB) Do you have that?

    Hi Katie & Martin,

    As far as I know, the Bank ID number is “38” (Kiwibank). I will make enquiries tomorrow, and post the answers here. 🙂

  17. 15 December 2011 at 10:04 pm

    My company just put $100 toward the fund. Good luck with the competitions kids.

  18. Joanne Cook
    15 December 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Hi, as a Otaki resident and knowing how this community pulls together and really does try and encourage the youth to achieve and grow. I have deposited $50 to help in the restoration and trip. I know that the young people will make us proud as they will go knowing that the community and so many other people have helped to support them and back them as we believe in them and the community spirit.
    love and light.

  19. gert
    15 December 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I don’t know Te Rau o te Rangi ki Otaki, but I read the story on stuff and thought it was sad. $100 coming your way from me, I hope it helps. And if you’ve got enough for repairs and accomodation I’m sure the money will be well spent on your community group anyways!

  20. Sarah
    15 December 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Just sent you guys $10. Good luck at the Nationals!

  21. Matt Lindsay
    15 December 2011 at 11:47 pm

    My Auntie Sheryl and Uncle Steve are from Otaki, so I’ve sent $50 through. But even if it was a random place I’d still send it through.

    I’m hoping this misfortune will actually become a fortune … much less worry when you’re fundraising and you know you’ve still got something in the bank account

  22. Priscilla
    16 December 2011 at 12:11 am

    Thanks Frank…sent $20 So good to see kids getting something to feel achievement. Glad to help

  23. MoorfNZ
    16 December 2011 at 2:01 am

    Heartbreaking story but heartwarming to see the response so far.. a little something from us. Good luck! x

  24. Hema
    16 December 2011 at 8:10 am

    Kia ora koutou

    What goes round comes around and hits ten times harder.

    Have donated a lrage sum of money towards the expenses for the tamariki and to head them in the right direction for 2012.

    Meri Kirihimete e kare mā.

  25. 16 December 2011 at 8:13 am

    Thankyou everyone! This will be a fantastic effort and will really help raise the spirits of those children! Best of all, I think you’ve shown these young folk just what a strong community spirit can achieve. 🙂

  26. 16 December 2011 at 9:41 am

    Katie and Martin :

    Here in Aus we normally need a bank i.d. number as well. (BSB) Do you have that?

    Hi again, Katie & Martin,

    I’ve made enquiries and the bank ID code for Kiwibank is “38”, and the Branch number is 9011. The KB rep said that should be sufficient to make a transfer from Aussie to NZ.

    Hope that is what you need!

  27. Paku whanau
    16 December 2011 at 10:41 am

    Ka nui te aroha ki a koutou, tamariki ma. Nei ta matou koha – hei huruhuru kia rere ai te manu nei. Kia kaha.

  28. Tom Sawyer
    23 December 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Nice one Frank!

  29. Esther
    20 January 2012 at 10:02 am

    Hi, do you know if the kids made it to Nationals and how they are getting on?

  30. 22 January 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Updated story here: https://fmacskasy.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/waka-valour-heartwarming/

    What a fantastic result!

  1. 20 January 2012 at 6:43 pm

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