New Zealand Labour Party

Black Caps backs South Dunedin flood recovery

 People dealing with the aftermath of the Dunedin floods will be supported by the boost from Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum and coach Mike Hesson who have put their weight behind the Dunedin Flood Appeal in a  video released this afternoon, Clare Curran, Labour Dunedin South MP says. 

“It is brilliant that South Dunedin’s favourite son has shown his support for those affected by the floods. Brendon has never forgotten where he came from, and recording this video is a real shot in the arm for those picking up the pieces from the floods.

 “The video happened after Labour MP Grant Robertson, who grew up in South Dunedin, got in touch with the Black Caps about  a message of support for the community from Brendon and Mike. They didn’t hesitate to back the community, and the flood appeal. 

“There is a long road ahead for many people in South Dunedin.  The Dunedin City Council has estimated 1250 people were affected by the flood with nearly 300 homes facing serious damage.  Many will be out of their homes for an extended period and some may never be able to return.  This includes the elderly and young families. 

“All money raised from the Dunedin Flood Appeal will go those in need.  Donations can be made at any Westpac Branch in Dunedin or on line to (03 0905 0184000 18)  or through the Give A Little website, “ Clare Curran says.