He Rourou Aroha

Due to low numbers we He Rourou Aroha is postponed until further notice. We are part of the planning of the new community food hub. Keep an eye out for more information relating to this project.

“Nā tō rourou, nā tōku rourou, ka ora ai te Iwi”

He Rourou Aroha is a hapū response to the growing homelessness issue affecting whānau across Tauranga, WBOP communities and wider Aotearoa. 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 endorsed and approved the proposal to open the marae facilities for the delivery of He Rourou Aroha. 

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 organizations such as Good Neighbour and members of the community also support by way of providing food and clothing for those in need.


  • Kitchen & Dining Room
  • Clean showers with access to hot water & clean towels including toiletries
  • Clean toilets
  • Access to washing machine & dryer, for clothing ($2 per cycle)


  • Hot drinks & refreshments, upon arrival
  • A sit-down meal prepared & served up by volunteers

Huria Trust Support:

A pick-up and drop off service at a specific location in the CBD is also provided for those that require transportation. We also offer advocacy and 1on1 support to those presenting with health, welfare, and benefits issues. If staff are unable to support you directly, they will link you to the service you require. For additional support, we encourage users of this service to register with our Whānau Ora service. Please contact the Huria Trust office for more information.

Email: reception@huriatrust.co.nz

Phone: 07 578 7838

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