The heart of The Daily is feeding community life. The collective of people behind The Daily are passionate about seeing people connect with each other, develop relationships and ‘do good’ in our community.
We believe the best way to achieve personal development is doing it everyday, with real people and real support. This is true no matter where you are on your journey.
We want to be part of people’s journey in life. We could just develop a cafe and make money, but where would be the fun in that? We want more, we want to help the community to develop and grow. Te Puke is great – the best little town around – but collectively we can make it even better.
Turning Coffee into Water. We are very excited to be partnering with Excelso. A coffee distributor with a similar heart to ours in terms of doing great things in our community. They do an organic and Fair Trade coffee blend called good.coffee through the Good Trust. This coffee not only tastes amazing, but is a channel to building wells and providing fresh water for communities in Cambodia.
How you may ask? The good trust is a 100% charity. This means that 100% of all profit/ money donated goes to the project that it is supporting. It works out like this. You buy ONE coffee from us, and by doing so, you provide fresh water for one person for a whole week in Cambodia. How cool is that!? Your daily treat can make a difference in someone’s life for a whole week. Imagine how much good we can do together!
We are using a European concept at The Daily. Instead of having 30 different menu items, we will have much less, and offer 3 fabulous fresh meals to choose from daily – good wholesome food, reasonably priced and changing according to the seasons.
Our focus will be on great service and the best food. With an ever changing menu, you can try different things every time you come in or you can choose from a select range of fresh salads, freshly made juices, something sweet or even a freshly made pie (we have to have one of these, we are in NZ).
We value our environment and therefore focus on local produce and minimum waste. We also offer catering for meetings, meet-ups or special days and occasions. Give us a call to design a menu of your choice.
The Search Party Charitable Trust
The Daily is owned by The Search Party Charitable Trust, a registered charity (CC52017). This means we are not here for our own gain. Our focus is completely on the Te Puke community. All profits from the café and catering goes back to the local community. Our strong focus is on breaking the poverty cycle and making our community even better than it is now. We are looking forward to seeing and serving you at The Daily. We have a large café area, a large outdoor area and a separate meeting room for businesses to hire. This room is available for other local charities to use free of charge. Our focus is on serving Te Puke and promoting goodness to grow here.
Manager‘Bex’ is our amazing cafe manager extraordinaire. You will always come away blessed and encouraged when Bex is around. With experience in interior designer, this mum to two is our very own ‘swedish chef ’. Bex is focused on providing a world class experience at The Daily.
Board MemberDad to three kids and married to Jolene, Andrew has an amazing repertoire of dad jokes. Trained as a sparky but now is a ‘planalyst’ (ask him – it’s complicated). Andrew is generous to a fault, makes a fine Pizza and is fully immersed in Lean Thinking and sawdust.
Board memberLocal volunteer fireman, builder, and serial community helper. Richard and his wife Julie have lived in and around Te Puke since ages ago. Richard loves connecting with people and a smile is never far from wherever Richard is.
Chrissi RobinsonBorn and bred Te Puke hardcore, married to Marty with 3 full on kids, loves helping people, is a dab hand at organisational health, conflict resolution and making sure things are done proper. Chrissi has a huge capacity, we don’t know how she does it.
Marty RobinsonMarty Robinson is our Chairman and visionary. It all started around a night of Pizza at Marty and Chrissi’s house where Marty announced that he had a dream, to see a Cafe in the Te Puke community making a positive difference and effecting lives for good, as this is the community that his family is rooted in and his children are to grow up in.
Support the Daily
If you believe in what we are doing and would like to support us, perhaps even partner with us, we would greatly appreciate any kind of donation. If we have enough people “give a little” each week, we can give more back to the community and allow for more relationships to develop and seeing more programs and projects launched. You can make a donation by making a deposit directly into our bank account below! All donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for spreading the word.
The Search Party Charitable Trust 03-0474-0000707-000
Another way to support us is to sign up to join our casual volunteer team – The Daily Help. We’d love to have you! We’re looking for all sorts of people to join our team, helping to make a difference in our community. We’re looking for anyone who can potentially mow lawns, paint walls, garden, sew, knit or even just write encouraging cards. Whether you have 1 hour or 1 day to spare, we would love to have you join our team. Please contact us on the form below and we will be in touch to discuss the options.
We would also love donations of any general and gardening tools to stock up our Daily Help Shed. Please contact us below if you have any to spare.
CONTACT US / VOLUNTEER - We'd love to hear from you
Cafe 07 282 8903
Monday - Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday 08:00 - 14:00