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Hamilton Christian Nightshelter Trust

We are a registered Charitable Trust, founded in 1999 as an ecumenical response to homelessness in Hamilton. Our Vision is: 'Safe and Supportive Emergency Shelter'. The Mission of the Hamilton Christian Nightshelter Trust is: 

  • to provide emergency shelter and accommodation for Hamilton’s homeless and transient people;  
  • to facilitate the necessary support for the welfare of the homeless and transient; and 
  • to raise awareness of, and advocate about Homelessness in Aotearoa/New Zealand. 

Hamilton Christian Nightshelter Trust consists of a governance board who are responsible for: 

  • governing the operations. 
  • setting and monitoring the strategic direction of the Trust.  

Our current Trustees comprise a skilled and dedicated group of individuals, who each have significant experience in a range of professional and/or community leadership roles. 

Tim Macindoe

Chair

Married to Anne, with two adult daughters, Tim Macindoe joined the Board in 2022 and was elected as chair in June. 

Currently working as Momentum Waikato Community Foundation’s Ambassador and as a registered wedding and funeral celebrant, Tim served as Hamilton West’s MP from 2008 – 2020 and developed a supportive relationship with the night shelter team in that role.

He is committed to the kaupapa of Te Whare Korowai and enjoys working with a dedicated team to meet the needs of those who turn to our shelters for support, security and encouragement.

Andrew Muller

Treasurer

Andrew is a Corporate Finance Manager at Deloitte based out of the Hamilton office. He holds a passion for providing support where he can and uses his financial skills to assist the HCNT Board and Management. Andrew is also passionate about grass roots rugby and is currently Chairman of Senior Rugby at Te Awamutu Sports.

Megan MacDonald

Trustee

Megan is the in-house legal advisor to Foster Construction based here in the Waikato. Originally from the UK, she has come from a diverse legal background having first practised in general law, acting businesses, trusts, incorporated societies, and charities, before moving in-house and specialising in commercial and property law. Being part of an innovative organisation that is changing the status-quo and delivering safe, sustainable spaces to members across our community is something she is truly passionate about.

Megan was appointed to the Board in 2021 and is currently serving as a trustee. In addition to this role, Megan also serves on the Leadership Team of Gateway Church.

Adam Findlay

Trustee

Adam has been a large contributor to not only the Waikato property industry but the on-going growth of Foster Construction. His reputation and passion for the property industry is clearly visible in all the projects he has been involved in and he will continue to grow into a great future leader of the Waikato property industry. Adam sees his role for HCNT as his way of giving back to his community.

Raewyn Sporle

Trustee

Raewyn is very proud to be a  born and bred Hamiltonian.

Raewyn practices as a Family and Criminal Lawyer and is also a Trustee for the Hamilton Garden Arts Festival.  In her work Raewyn has a special interest in mental health and addiction and is proud to be part of the HCNT team.

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