Giving something back


When Janice Smith arrived in Waitaki nearly a year ago with nothing, it was the local community who rallied together and got her back on her feet and now she wants to give something back.

Ms Smith left a violent situation in Taranaki and found herself in Kakanui.

”I had absolutely nothing,” she said.

A few weeks ago, Ms Smith created Pay it Forward Waitaki, which helps people who are in need, whether it be clothes, plates, couches or beds.

”It’s my way of giving back to the community,” she said.


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