Welcome to Have a Heart

“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.

One of our aims is using our activities, functions, and projects to create effective connections with one another in the community, sharing our skills and resource to make life better for everyone.

Hughes Place Update



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.

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Heart to Heart Expo and Family Festival

27 April 2019

War Memorial Hall, Whakatane

10am – 2pm


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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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.



To join us contact Chris or Helen using the form to the left or

email : info@haveaheart.org.nz

Phone : 021903403