"...Porirua Deputy Mayor Litea Ah Hoi, who visited each destroyed village last week, said there were serious problems with aid distribution.
In some villages, the leader was giving food and water to everyone, rather than those most in need.
In other cases, they would keep some aid for themselves and there were reports of outright rorts among some distributors.
"There are some horror stories in Samoa about truckloads full of goods that are supposed to be taken directly to the villages and the deliverers are actually selling them off into shops, which I just find completely appalling and unacceptable..."
The same old story EVERY time.
Send aid to ANY third-world country and this happens. If it's only SOME of the supplies, they are doing well- usually its almost all.