Australian billionaire Andrew Forrest and his wife Nicola have donated A$70 million ($48 million) to the bushfire recovery effort.
Dozens of celebrities and sports stars have pledged donations to bushfire relief, but the pledge by Forrest is by far the largest private donation.
According to Stuff New Zealand, Forrest, who is among Australia’s richest people, says A$10 million will go towards assembling a “volunteer army” of more than 1200 people to help rebuild devastated communities.
He says volunteers will be dispatched to authorities and communities who request their help.
Read the full story in Stuff New Zealand