PhD student’s plea for Edgecumbe

12 April 2017

Our help will make a difference to the residents of Edgecumbe.

After the recent flooding many have been evacuated from their houses after losing everything, and it might be a year before they can go home. The Bay of Plenty is also bracing for another cyclone weekend.

Eastern Bay resident Sneha Gray, a PhD student in our Business School, is organising an initial collection of donations to take back home with her over Easter.

Sneha will be taking whatever is donated to the Bay this Thursday 13 April and is hoping to arrive with a carload. Sneha is also president of Rotary Whakatane Sunrise.

If you’re able to offer anything such as clothes (in reasonable condition), food, or household items, please contact Sneha Gary by email at or phone: 022 08 06 780.


To make a donation to the Rotary Whakatane Sunrise projects fund, please deposit money into Sneha's bank account:

  • Account number: 06-0489-0234047-01
  • Reference: FLOOD UOA