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Tuesday 23 February 2010 | Published in Regional


Like many businesses on the island, Michigan Motors staff dug deep to help the Aitutaki cyclone relief efforts.

Staff at the Taputapuatea based company collected together $175 for the radio-thon last week and yesterday the company donated $2500 to the Aitutaki Cyclone Appeal committee.

Michigan Motors general manager Mona Rakei handed over the donation to Rarotonga based Aitutaki Community secretary Mona Ioane who was overwhelmed with the generosity of the company and its staff.

Ioane, on behalf of the Aitutaki Community on Rarotonga and the Aitutaki Cyclone Appeal Committee, thanked Michigan Motors for their generous donation.

“This is a lot of money to us,” said Ioane.

Part owner of Michigan Motors Brian Pilkinton was in Aitutaki during the cheque handover doing repairs to one of his houses at Ooa beach which sustained minor damages during cyclone Pat.

The Aitutaki Cyclone Appeal Committee is still receiving donations of cash and materials to help with the recovery on Aitutaki.