| World News | Friday August 10 2012 4:20
A New Zealander is heading to the flood-stricken Philippines today to offer assistance to those forced to flee from their homes.
Hundreds of thousands of people are homeless following devastating flooding caused by Tropical Storm Haikui.
North Shore firefighter Ross Mackenzie expects getting around will be a huge challenge.
"We're going to arrive with a team of two of us and we are going to meet up with another two and we are going to assess the need of aid in the various areas of flooding."
Ross Mackenzie says they'll be taking 900 ShelterBox kits - containing tents, blankets and water purification equipment - for families struck by the disaster.
Photo: NZ Herald