Be a silent partner with financial support; making contributions to projects or ongoing monthly contributions towards the overall goals of the Trust. You can claim tax credits of 33% for donations.

Holiday Hours

Last Food Together for 2023 – Tuesday 12th December 2023

Kai Aroha and Have a Heart Office
closed: 21st December 2022
re-open: 16th January 2023

Have a Heart Trust

“Our main aim is to “have a heart” for all people, no matter what their background, past or present circumstances are. Our core values and principles are to provide acceptance, love, and forgiveness. We are committed to valuing each and every person equally and providing each one the equal right to be accepted and nurtured as a part of the community.”

Our ultimate dream is for everyone in our community, young and old, rich and poor, to be encouraged to creatively participate and contribute toward making Whakatane and districts a “Safe Homes and Happy Families” territory.

Breakaway Christmas Meal

Our Breakaway Christmas meal in collaboration with Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children of prisoners and their families in love and acceptance. This unique program gives us an opportunity to share and connect by helping to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners.

The stats may say that children of prisoners are seven times more likely to offend, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Touching the lives of these children by walking a journey with them and their parents will make a difference. It is a highly relational ministry that reaches out to those in society who have often withdrawn because they feel judged and put down.

Heart Strings, Hughes Place

We had a vision to reach out into local communities , we wanted to know who lived in the surrounding communities and be known as a people that cared. The Heart to Heart event was launched; a free fun day for anyone who wanted to attend. Tamiana and Honey have been involved with Chris and his work from the outset. From listening to the conversations of those who attended each of the Heart to Heart events, Chris and the leaders became acutely aware of the needs for food security and the need for debt management skills.


Become a working partner – doing duty and being part of the project team or contribute your skills to the projects that you wish to support. Contact us for more info and to join the team 


We run various interactive programmes every year in collaboration with various agencies and organisations to generate connections with people in our community to achieve our goals.


Would you like to help us and the various agencies and organisations we support, a donation can go a long way towards any event we run. Your donation would be greatly appreciated.

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Become a working partner – doing duty and being part of the project team or be a silent partner with financial support; making contributions to the projects or making a monthly ongoing contribution towards the overall goals of the Trust.

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