Wellington community raises more than $1000 to replace intensive care nurse's stolen e-bike

The bike was stolen from outside Wellington Hospital.
The bike was stolen from outside Wellington Hospital. Photo credit: Google Maps.

Wellingtonians have raised more than $1000 to buy a new e-bike for an intensive care nurse who had hers stolen from outside the hospital.


Kathy Miranda posted a picture of her cut bike lock on Twitter on Wednesday night, saying the theft had left her "empty".

When a friend posted about the theft to community Facebook page Vic Deals, the Wellington community stepped in to help.

A GoFundMe page was started by a local and has far surpassed the initial goal of $100, raising $1186 in less than 24 hours.  

In a comment on the Facebook page, Miranda was overwhelmed with the support.

"Reassured by all the aroha here that humans are mostly good after all," she wrote on Wednesday.

"Thank you all for that."

As well as the GoFundMe page, multiple people on Twitter and Facebook offered to give or loan Miranda their own e-bikes so she could commute to work.

 Miranda has been contacted for comment