Haere mai ki te Whare Aroha. We look forward to seeing you at our new opportunity shop. We are delighted to be able to offer affordable, pre-loved clothing and other items for our Hauraki whānau, with any monies raised going back into our community.



200 Richmond Street, Thames

Whare Aroha is sited at 200 Richmond Street, Thames and can be accessed via the large courtyard next to the Brian Boru building (on the corner of Pollen and Richmond Streets) just along from Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki Thames GP clinic. Flags and signs will guide you.



We sell adult’s and children’s clothing, footwear, books, kitchenware, games, knick-knacks and other household items. We also have bargain bags that you can full with clothes for $1.00.



Monday-Friday: 10am-3pm

Saturday: 10am-1pm



Thank you for supporting Whare Aroha. If you would like to donate items, can you please drop them off during our opening hours.  Due to space restrictions, larger items need to be dropped off by prior arrangement - please contact Whare Aroha manager Romi Curl on 07 868 0850 or email whare.aroha@korowai.co.nz



Whare Aroha volunteering opportunities will give those looking to re-enter the workforce the opportunity to learn new skills, gain experience and have fun. If you would like to volunteer to work in Whare Aroha, please contact shop manager Romi Curl on 07 868 0850 or email: whare.aroha@korowai.co.nz



200 Richmond Street

Thames 3500

Ph: 07 868 0850

Fax: 07 868 5378





Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki opportunity shop Whare Aroha opened its doors to the community on July 16, 2016.

Whare Aroha provides affordable pre-loved clothing and household items to the community, with monies raised going towards funding new health initiatives.

Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki already plays a huge role in the health of whānau within the Hauraki rohe, running four GP clinics and a host of other services through its Hinengaro (Mental Health) Oranga o te Tangata (Public & Community Health, including Whānau Ora) and Home Assist (home assistance and personal care) arms.

Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki Manager Public & Health Services Debbie Petersen-Pilcher says Whare Aroha enables Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki to further reach out to those in need within the Hauraki rohe.

“Many household budgets are under strain, so if we can provide a place for people to bring their pre-loved goods for others to share, this will help our families,” she says.

Debbie says Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki is constantly looking to improve its services and answer the needs of our community. One such success story was the six-week Pepī Wai swimming safety programme for tamariki, which saw about 60 children from Kohanga Reo in the Hauraki rohe learn water confidence and safety skills.

“Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki aims to provide services that speak to the needs of our whānau here in Hauraki and Whare Aroha gives us the opportunity to continue with similar projects that seek to akiaki, uplift our whānau, here in Hauraki,” she says.

“It will also allow us to support current groups such as kaumātua rōpu and our rangatahi to attend events to further enhance their skills and promote wellness.  It is all about noting where we have come from and planning for the future.”

Funding will also be used for scholarships for rangatahi seeking careers in the health industry.  The supporting of these initiatives will also support our strategic goals to Manaaki our whānau of Hauraki.


Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki Manager Public & Health Services Debbie Petersen-Pilcher, left, and Whare Aroha manager Romi Curl display some of the goods that have been generously donated.





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