A new multi-faith Spiritual Centre, ‘Ahurewa’, was officially opened by Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) at North Shore Hospital today.
The facility has been designed to cater for people of all faiths and includes two seminar rooms, a chapel, a prayer room and a quiet room for families who may be absorbing difficult news.
The project was made possible by more than $575,000 in generous donations to the Well Foundation, the DHB’s official fundraising body, and to the DHB directly. In addition, local community groups have kindly donated significant sacred items and furnishings of significance to their faith and cultures. A significant Maori sculpture was given by Ngati Whatua as well as two antique tukutuku panels.
The official opening signals the start of a week of celebrations involving members of the Maori, Jewish, Christian, Pasifika, Muslim and Asian communities coming together to hold events within the new facility