Fundraising drive in Auckland for Tongan NGO

A Pasifika group in Auckland is raising funds to buy a 12-seater vehicle for the Women's and Children's Crisis Centre in Tonga.

The centre is Tonga's main public service for women and children needing refuge from domestic violence.

Organiser, Reverend Asora Amosa said January's volcanic eruption has inspired people to help.

"It's in our human DNA to help. Part of our makeup is to help. That is primarily the reason for our team to reach out in this fashion, it's the passion and spirit of giving, to help out someone in need."

The donation drive ends Saturday.