How have times changed?

How have times changed?

We spoke to Pamela Mather, a longstanding Habitat volunteer, she started volunteering at the Hamilton ReStore over 15 years ago.

How did she end up volunteering at the ReStore? Well, it all sparked from her deciding that “Habitat is a worthwhile organisation to support – I didn’t know too much about Habitat at the time compared to now, but I quickly learnt.”

Equal rights for all – Six Dimensions of Housing Adequacy (Discrimination)

Equal rights for all – Six Dimensions of Housing Adequacy (Discrimination)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms access to adequate housing as a vital part of human rights. The Six Dimensions of Housing Adequacy is used by Statistics New Zealand, and Habitat for Humanity CNI to describe and identify what we mean by a “decent” place to live. General Manager Nic Greene outlines the tenets of each dimension.

Finding a suitable home

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms access to adequate housing as a vital part of human rights.  The six dimensions of housing adequacy is used by Statistics New Zealand, and Habitat for Humanity CNI to describe and identify what we mean by a “decent” place to live. General Manager Nic Greene outlines the tenets of each dimension.

Heart of gold

Heart of gold

Recently, we spoke to Joe Youssef the CEO of All Heart NZ Charitable Trust about how All Heart NZ supports charities around Aotearoa, such as Habitat for Humanity Central North Island.

All Heart NZ exists to support community groups and the creation of sustainable charitable funding. It achieves this through partnerships with private sector business – providing a one-stop solution to corporates to dispose of their redundant or unwanted items, redirecting, reselling, repurposing and recycling. This includes redirecting items to Habitat. In Habitat’s case, it on-sells the goods through ReStores to help raise funds for housing need.