Kaupapa: Education

Waiariki Charity House Project provides for Rotorua community

By Mere McLean
  • Waikato/Te Waiariki

He tohanga o te toru tekau mano tāra nā te kaupapa Whare Aroha o Te Waiariki kua riro i ngā rōpu ā-hapori o Rotorua. Ko taua pūtea i tēnei tau te utu nui rawa kua kohia mai i tēnei kaupapa hokohoko whare nei.

Te Whare Aroha o Waiariki, he kaupapa e tautoko ana i te hapori o Rotorua.

“He mea tino hirahira ki a mātou na te mea ka whai wāhi ngā akona, ngā rangatahi ki te mahi i ngā mahi hapai i te hapori,” hei tā Dell Raerino nō te kuratini o Waiariki.

E rua mano tāra te pūtea kua whakawhiwhia ki a Lakes Medical Service Trust hei whakatika i ngā rama a tētahi a o rātou waka.  Ko ta rātou mahi he kawe tūroro e tata mate ana.   

E ai ki Glen Downs nō te Kaiwhakahaere ki LMS, “It's really dynamic, it's amazing how many people we transfer through to different Marae's it's hard to put a number on because some months its none and some months its five or six we've been even out in the middle of the Urewera which was really awesome taking a gentlemen back to his Marae in the Urewera's for his final hours at it happen to be so he could be with his whānau.”

No te tau rua mano tekau mā toru i timata te kaupapa Waiariki Charitable House, he kaupapa tēnei kia riro mā ngā tauira o tēnei Whare Takiura hei whakatū whare pēnei i te whare kei muri i ahau, ā, ka hoko.

Hei tā Raerino, “Te putea i puta mai te hokona o tēnei whare ka tohatoha ki ngā rōpū tautoko i te hapori, pēra i ngā tangata tiaki i ngā tangata kapo, pēnei i ngā tangata tiaki i ngā tangata kua wairangi.”

E ai ki a Sue Gunn nō te kuratini o Waiariki, “The proceeds as you saw today are going to very good charities that will help make a difference in our society.”

Kei te whakatu anō ngā tauira he whare ā ka hokona atu taua whare a te paunga o tēnei tau.  Ka tuku ano tētahi wāhanga o ngā pūtea o te whare ki ngā rōpū hapori o Rotorua.