17 Dec 2013

Support for Busuanga Island

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:22 pm on 17 December 2013

Every year or two Central Otago couple Francesca and James Voza head to the Phillipines to go diving, lie on the beach and sip fruity cocktails. But this year, two days before they were due to land, their destination - the island of Busuanga - was struck by Typhoon Haiyan. The pair were advised by their travel agent, families and friends to cancel their trip. Instead, they unpacked their diving gear, filled their bags with 100-kilograms of donated medical supplies and clothes, and began a nightmarish journey to Busuanga Island to do what they could to help.