The doors at Takitimu House were thrust open to Tauranga's homeless men five years ago, becoming a beacon of hope for a portion of the community previously shunned and left out in the cold. Reporter Jean Bell checks in with the shelter five years after it opens.

Peter Walsh's music and IT diplomas are proudly hung on his lounge walls, but his biggest triumph is the roof over his head.

Last year, the 55-year-old was homeless.

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