Support floods in for family of dead boy

KERRY MCBRIDE
PORIRUA REPORTER
Last updated 05:00 31/10/2012
Junior Ianuali
ROSS GIBLIN/Farifax NZ
MEMORIAL: Flowers and toys mark the spot where Junior Ianuali, 6 was run over and killed by a car in Champion St.

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The family of Junior Ianuali has been inundated with support from around the Wellington region and Australia.

Locals have organised baking, fundraisers and donations for the family of Junior, 6, who was killed on Friday when he was hit by a car in Champion St, Cannons Creek.

As well as collections at talent shows and community events in Porirua, fundraisers had also been organised in Melbourne and the Gold Coast by expat Wellingtonians and Tuvaluan communities.

Just over $300 was raised during a talent show at Porirua College on Saturday night.

Leilua Mike Iafeta, who had helped organise some of the community support, said the outpouring of love from the community was wonderful to see.

"The greatest love I see is those who have nothing to give but are happy to give their time to help in whatever capacity they can."

Porirua City councillor Litea Ah Hoi, who represents the eastern part of Porirua, said community discussion around improving the safety of Champion St had increased significantly since Friday.

While introducing speed bumps would not solve the problem, the council was looking at options that could improve safety around school zones, Ms Ah Hoi said.

The family is holding a private service today, before a funeral tomorrow at Papalaulelei Hall in Commerce Crescent at 10am.

Contact Kerry McBride
Porirua reporter
Email: kerry.mcbride@dompost.co.nz
Twitter: @kerry_mcbride

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