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Giving back to the community

Monday 8 February 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

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Giving back to the community
Pamela Taea gives away medicinal “akari pi” for women. She stands in front of the section where a makeshift type home was burnt to the ground last November. 21020313.

Not wanting to waste medicinal “akari pi” plants, Pamela Taea has given away her plants to the community.

Taea delivered the plants to women at the Punanga Nui Market, after her Aunty Ripou Hosking posted the free plants on social media.

Many women also turned up to pick the akari pi plants.

In a way, Taea is giving back what she can to the community who has given her support and assistance when their makeshift home was burnt to the ground last November.

Her son had been living in the dwelling at the time and no one was harmed in the fire.

However, all his belongings and a motorbike parked nearby were destroyed.

Taea is thankful to the community and the village of Takuvaine who have given their support.

Funds raised from the radiothon for the family will be presented to Taea later this week.

Taea says she and her family are fine and continue to live with her mother in her family home in Takuvaine.