Habitat for Humanity Central North Island hosted a ‘roof shout’ for suppliers and tradies associated with its Hands on for Habitat project in Ngaruawahia, which aims to raise funds for Habitat’s home repair programme. 

The project involves the build of a new high-quality home in the River Terraces development in Ngaruawahia, to be auctioned off in 2020.  

The house is situated in a peaceful rural setting beside the Waikato River, Te Awa cycle track and the Ngaruawahia Golf Course. 

Major sponsors of the ‘Hands on for Habitat’ project, in attendance at the event, include Anthem Homes, Mitre 10 Mega Hamilton and Lodge Real Estate, alongside many other local sponsors. 

These sponsors’ supply chain, expertise and partnerships is used to keep building costs down and provide maximum return back to the Habitat home repair programme. 

The repair programme helps get low income homeowners back on track by carrying out critical repairs such as insulation, heating, weatherproofing, improving accessibility or replacing a bathroom or kitchen. 

“Last year we successfully completed over 250 repair works in the Central North Island region and we look forward to do more in the future,” said Habitat for Humanity Central North Island General Manager Nic Greene. 

With the roof on, it marks a milestone in the journey of Hands on for Habitat project. 

“It is a great achievement and we were pleased to celebrate it with the people who have worked really hard to make this project a reality,” said Nic Greene 

Habitat for Humanity Central North Island would also like to invite Waikato tradespeople to contribute to the home build by donating their time and resources, to help maximise the funds raised.