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Habitat for Humanity Central Region is working to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in communities from Tuakau to Wellington, in the central North Island. Please click on the below links to learn more about our programmes, or scroll down to download Central’s application forms.

Annual Report 2021

Our services

Progressive Home Ownership

Home Repair Programme

Social and affordable rentals

Habitat offers a hand up, not a hand out through all its work. Families invest whatever is within their ability to make a better life for themselves, while showing a willingness to partner with Habitat.


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Skinny Jump

Jump is a low-cost prepaid broadband service for eligible Kiwi homes: Only $5 for 30GB of data, no contracts or credit checks, and the modem comes free of charge. Click here to know more. 

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Freeman Court

Independent living facility, in the heart of Te Awamutu

Established in 1979 by the community, for the community, Freeman Court is not a rest home or retirement village, but a place that provides services to support independent living for seniors.

Freeman Court extends its support to the local community by offering delivery of nutritious hot meals, five days a week for $9 per meal.

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Volunteer with us

Volunteers are the heart of Habitat for Humanity

With Habitat for Humanity, you have the opportunity to build in your community and also in communities around the world.

Volunteering for Habitat is an incredibly rewarding experience-we work on a hand up, not a hand out philosophy, so you know that you are giving people a hand up in addressing their housing needs and paving a way to a better life for them.

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Our Partners

A big thank you to all trusts, foundations, individuals and businesses who have supported us over the last year. Thanks for your support of our mission of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We are committed to helping as many families as we can and to continuously develop the ways we help so we can meet the diverse need of our communities.

News from the Central Region

Home repair for a deserving whanau in Ngaruawahia

“It created a warmer house for my kids. Somewhere nice for them to have a shower and a bath now.” A recent home repair job completed by our Operations team in Ngaruawahia. The home had no insulation and was in urgent need of repairs due to one of their children’s...

From moving houses to owning a home in Gisborne

Gisborne homeowner Michelle Leaf began her Progressive Home Ownership journey with Habitat as a single parent of seven children – and is now proud to say her home is “full” with her six beautiful mokopuna

‘Phenomenal’ transformation to homeownership with Habitat for Humanity

(L-R Brianne-Rose, Jane, Naomi, and Moana-Jane) Hamilton woman Jane Caffery said achieving home ownership with Habitat for Humanity has been “phenomenal” – it gave her the opportunity to raise her children without burden and stress of renting. A very important part of...

St Oran’s College volunteering with Habitat

Habitat for Humanity Central Region and St Oran's College in Wellington worked together to increase students’ knowledge of housing needs, and social justice. This culminated in a hands-on experience. Over two days in March 2021 17 year-10 students painted the Pomare...

Building strength, stability, and independence through Home Repair

Last done 29 years ago, a Tauranga woman got much needed bathroom repairs done through Habitat’s Home Repair Programme.    “I wouldn’t been able to do my bathroom. It would have just been impossible so a huge thank you to habitat for Humanity for that as well,” –...

Home ownership a ‘backbone’ for her children

Habitat homeowner Brianne Beets with son Noah (20 months). A Tokoroa butcher and single parent has achieved her home ownership dream after 12 years of partnering with Habitat – securing a home her children can always come back to. Brianne (39), a mother of five, said...

Hastings whanau’s nine-year journey to home ownership

(Homeowners Sharne Repia and David Hungahunga with Baylee-Maree and Konnah) A Hastings whanau now enjoys the freedom of secure tenure for life, after graduating from Habitat’s Progressive Home Ownership programme to take full ownership of their home - originally...

Building stability through our Home Repair Programme

FROM DUCT TAPE TO PAINTER’S TAPE: Habitat’s Home Repair handyman Murray Pinkerton (photo) helped to replace and repaint a Horotiu whanau’s bathroom (before, left, and after on the right).  Grateful for critical repair work completed by Habitat, a whanau in...

Creating a healthier environment to live for a Tokoroa whanau

Visiting hospital every week for their grandson’s deteriorating health due to a severe condition, a family in Tokoroa got much needed help through Habitat’s Home repair Programme.  After four years of affordable interest-free repayments to Habitat’s home repair...

Hands on for Habitat project boost funds for Home Repair Programme

Wendy Kathleen Dooley (new owner) with Habitat for Humanity Chief Operating Officer Nathan Collins Habitat for Humanity Central Region’s home repair programme has received a $45,000 boost, with the sale of the brand new Hands on for Habitat house last week, situated...

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