Holiday hours 2022-2023

Kia ora e te whaanau! 2022 has been a full-on year for many of us. As an organisation, Rainbow Hub Waikato has gone through many exciting changes as we work to grow the support that we offer to the community. We have some projects that we are enthusiastic to get underway next year, but for now we will be taking a bit of a break.

The RHW crew is on leave from Monday the 26th of December. Support services will be available from the 16th January, drop-ins will be back up and running from the 13th February, and Education services will be available from the 13th February. Please be aware that there is likely to be a backlog of queries and requests after the holiday break, so our response times will vary as we triage and respond.

While we are away, here are some services you can access if you would like support;

Support Services:

Here to help you:…

Here to help u’ enables people to access a wide range of free support by simply submitting one help request online.


The Serve:

Provides meals 365 days a year.

Christmas Day hours:

Parakuihi – Breakfast: 8am

Kai o te ahiahi – Dinner: 5pm


Citizens Advice Bureau (open 9th January):

The Citizen Advice Bureau is an independent service and available to everyone on any subject matter. Citizens Advice Bureaus provide information about the law (with some able to provide legal advice).

Women’s Refuge:

A nation-wide organisation that supports and helps women and children experiencing family violence.


Hamilton Christian Nightshelter:

The Hamilton Christian Nightshelter Trust was established in 1999 as an ecumenical response to homelessness. Their VISION: Safe and Supportive Emergency Shelter.


Takatāpu; A resource hub: is a resource hub for Takatāpu and their whānau.



You can call 0800 OUTLINE or visit between 6pm-9pm to chat with a trained volunteer from the rainbow community.


1737, need to talk?

New Zealand’s national mental health & addictions helpline number. Free call or text 1737 any time to talk with a trained counsellor. It’s completely free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



A free community helpline (Lifeline 24/7 and Suicide Crisis Helpline), as well as our text support service HELP (4357), are answered by qualified counsellors and trained volunteers from call centres in Auckland and Christchurch.



Youthline offers a free 24/7 Helpline service (text, phone, webchat & email), free face-to-face counselling services for young people aged 12-24.

Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te Tau Hau, Rainbow Hub Waikato