13-year-old’s homeless mate inspires fundraising dinner

When Kauri Noble, 13, found out one of his mates lived in a van with his sister and parents under a bridge at Wairoa river, Te Puna, he was so upset and moved that he told his mother Luana Noble that he wanted to do something to help.

“He was shocked to learn that a friend of his was living in a van.

Because it was someone he knew it really brought it home to him how bad the situation is for some people.

It is bad enough that kids go to school hungry, but for school kids to be living under a bridge, it is just not good enough.”

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