Work on a day shelter for Nelson’s homeless, Whare Haumanu, is progressing with an anticipated opening in May ahead of the cold winter months.
The project is a combined project from The Male Room, Nelson City Council, and Nelson city’s Rotary clubs spearheaded by Rotary Club of Nelson President Gaile Noonan.
Noonan said building consent applications were in and expected to be granted in the coming week or two, followed swiftly by construction.
We’re comfortable with where we’re at.Noonan said
It’s coming together quite quickly, that’s what happens when you use these portacom buildings, you can just get the site ready and then drop it in.
Last Friday there was a dawn mauri stone laying ceremony at the site – the stone represents the life force or essence of the building and the work carried out in it.