“Nā tō rourou, nā tōku rourou, ka ora ai te Iwi”
On the 23rd of June 2016 “He Rourou Aroha – Supporting our Homeless Community” was discussed at a Ngāi Tamarāwaho Hui-ā-hapū. At this hui the hapū would endorse their approval of the proposal to open Huria Marae facilities for the delivery of He Rourou Aroha.
He Rourou Aroha is a hapū response to the growing homelessness issue affecting whānau across Tauranga, Western BOP communities and wider New Zealand.
What does ‘He Rourou Aroha’ Provide?
Kitchen & Dining Room
Clean showers with access to hot water & clean towels including toiletries
Access to washing machine & dryer, for clothing ($2 per cycle)
Hot drinks & refreshments, upon arrival
Kai – a sit down meal prepared & served up by volunteers
Huria Trust Support:
A pick up and drop off service at a specific location is also provided for those that require transportation.
We offer advocacy and 1on1 support to those presenting with health, welfare and benefit issues. If staff are unable to support you directly, they will link you to the service you require.
The first He Rourou Aroha took place on Monday the 11th of July 2016 and has been running ever since. It is now delivered three Mondays a month with the support of Huria Trust staff and volunteers from the community; Otumoetai Ward of the Mormon Church, Life Zone Church. Other organisations such as Good Neighbour and members of the community also support by way of providing food and clothing for those in need.
For additional support we encourage users of this service to register with our Whānau Ora service.
For more information please contact the Huria Trust Office
Phone: 07 578 7838
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