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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


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

Currently working as a Hamilton City Councillor, 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. Tim is especially passionate about supporting the evolution of our services to guests to tackle the underlying causes of homelessness, and the expansion of our capacity to respond to growing demand.

Andrew Muller


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

Deputy Chair

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


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


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.

Henare Waaka

Ko Maungatautari ki runga
Ko Te Aroha ki raro
Ko Maungakawa ki waenganui
Ko nga pae maunga o Kaimai ki te rawhiti
Ko Kirikiriroa ki te hauauru
Ko Waikato horo pounamu
Ko Hauaa Werewere e ngunguru neu
Ko Pa Henare Waaka ahau

Henare serves as a Chaplain here at Te Whare Korowai, he also holds a Kaumatua position on behalf of Ngati Hauaa at St Peters College Cambridge. Henare brings with him experience in tikanga Maaori, tikanga karakia and community leadership. Henarae is currently a curate for the Diocese of Waikato Taranaki and Te Hui Amorangi o Te Manawa o Te Wheke.

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