Her partner was initially refused a work visa due to having multiple sclerosis.
Pair have contrasting views about the four lane highway between Whangārei and Auckland.
Northland has had 24 earthquakes in the past month.
Local man wading out to retrieve his fishing nets when it appears he got into difficulty.
The search will resume with the Police Dive Squad on Saturday.
Pat Fowler has a warning for others.
The vigil will be held at the Canopy Bridge at 8pm.
The campaign aims to raise $30,000 to get the shop up and running in Whangarei.