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Excitement, laughter as more than 2000 masks donated to Porirua College students and their families


Mandy Te, Sept 17 2021


Two thousand masks have been donated to Porirua College students and their families at the start of a campaign by Rotary that will see 1 million masks donated to schools and communities in need here and in the Pacific.


For student EJ Roebeck​, the arrival of the masks for him and his peers on Friday afternoon was something he was “pretty excited” about.


“Most of us have younger siblings who can’t get vaccinated, so we all wear masks to keep our families safe. And they're stylish.”


Since most schools outside of Auckland reopened last Thursday after a shift to alert level 2, masks have been "strongly" encouraged in secondary schools.


The N95 masks made by Auckland company Lanaco are the same as the masks worn by this year’s Olympic athletes in Tokyo and can be worn more than once.


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