A Rotorua event is being held to raise money for a former Rotorua teacher on a fundraising drive to prolong his life.

Four Mothers, Four Stories is being held on Saturday and is raising money for Whitinga Harris, a trainee teacher who collapsed last year at Western Heights Primary School during the final weeks of his teacher training.

The much-loved new teacher was to start his first job at the school this year but instead he's fighting stage four colon cancer that has spread to his stomach.

The father of two young sons has been told by cancer specialists there's

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