Support for Kezia & Israel Whakamoe

$20,300 of $20,000 goal
Given by 208 generous donors in 4 weeks

Please tautoko Kezia Whakamoe in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle devastating destruction.

Waiohiki, Hawke's Bay

On the morning of Tuesday 14th of February 2023, like so many in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle, Kezia and her son Israel' lives were changed irreversibly.

Escaping their whare with the clothes they had with them, they watched as the Tūtaekurī awa descended upon and consumed the Waiohiki settlement they had called home for the last few years.

While not alone in this absolute devastating disaster, this is a call , tono , karanga to all that know and love Kezia or just have a good heart to please help my sister and nephew as they look to the long road of recovery.

Kezia is a hugely important Māori artist, even more important as Wahine Māori she continues to share her hugely impactful and critical works and whakaaro through many mediums but all for the purpose of Rongoa to our Ao.

A fiercely loyal, kind and generous Māmā, Kōtiro , Tuahine me hoa, if there ever was a time to return her Aroha it is now.

It must be mentioned, this is not the first time she has lost her whare , when 16 years ago she had a house fire that then too, took her worldly belongings out.

Any koha is not too big or too small. Every dollar will go towards Kezia and Israel to help them get back on their feet.

As requested by Give a little , Kezia was not insured and thus every dollars counts.

Ngā mihi nā,


Iraia Whakamoe's involvement (page creator)

I am Kezias tungāne - her youngest brother Iraia, and as such we are very close in each others world.

Use of funds

All proceeds will go toward getting Kezia and Israel back on their feet, including personal belongings, vehicles, whare and the basics for quality of life.

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Latest update

WE MADE IT TOGETHER  16 March 2023

Posted by: Kezia Whakamoe

Izzy and I wish to express our deepest gratitude to all of you for contributing to the next stages of our lives. I am moved beyond words by the compassion, kindness and strength I have witnessed rising in the wake of this displacement. Many thousands of us have been effected in multiple ways and I want to acknowledge that we US are all going through this together - though it may feel alone some days.

Our scars are the strong parts of our skin, emergency can become emergence no matter how deep the wound. These times are food for transformation because our human spirits rise stronger together when we are broken together. I am just so grateful to every single one of you xxx TUTIRA MAI NGĀ IWI xxx

He paku te kōrero, he nui te aroha.

On that note, ānei he mihi tino manaakitanga kia koe e te tungane Iraia, this page wouldn't have happened without you. You have been there and prioritised our safety even amongst difficulties for yourself, I love you so much and am proud beyond words to be your sister xxx Forever grateful xxx

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Private Donor
Private Donor on 11 Mar 2023
Kia kaha dear friend . Our children both lost their homes too . We understand your huge loss . Broken hearts 💔💔 we will all get through this together .
Kezia Whakamoe

Thank you so much e hoa, I'm so sorry to hear that. Āe, we will get through this together, its the only way xxx

Kezia Whakamoe
JB on 09 Mar 2023
Kezia my new friend..... Kia Kaha
Kezia Whakamoe

Ngā mihi e te hoa hou! Thank you for your kindness and generosity. See you soon.

Kezia Whakamoe
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 08 Mar 2023
Arohanui Kez and Issy xx
Kezia Whakamoe

Arohanui e hoa xxx

Kezia Whakamoe
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 07 Mar 2023
Kezia Whakamoe

Grateful e hoa, thank you xx

Kezia Whakamoe
Melissa on 06 Mar 2023
Kezia Whakamoe

Darling cuzzy thank you xxxx

Kezia Whakamoe

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This campaign started on 18 Feb 2023 and ended on 18 Mar 2023.