A Givealittle page set up for the family of the husband and wife who died after being swept off the rocks at Auckland's Muriwai beach on Monday has raised more than $11,000.
The page has been created for the family by Kevin Hunt who employs two of the couple's sons.
The two victims, Mu Thu Pa and Kay Dah Ukay, were refugees from Burma who moved to New Zealand 10 years ago.
They were parents of nine children, three of which were with them when they died.
Funds raised from the Givealittle page will be will be used for funeral expenses and associated costs including travel, food and accomodation. Any surplus money will go to the family to help cover living costs.