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Habitat for Humanity New Zealand recognised by the United Nations
May 18, 2017

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand received a big recognition when CEO, Claire Szabó was invited to represent Habitat for Humanity International as part of a delegation to the twenty-sixth session of the Governing Council (GC) of UN-Habitat. Held on 8th – 12th May at the United Nations (UN) Offices in Nairobi, Kenya, this important session followed the adoption of the New Urban Agenda. This ground-breaking document was approved at Habitat III, the third UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016.

This governing council session centred around discussions on how the New Urban Agenda would be monitored and implemented through partnerships with UN-Habitat, governments, NGOs and Civil Society. Habitat for Humanity International played an important role in the drafting of the New Urban Agenda.

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Global Volunteer Profile – Leah Marren
May 12, 2017

Meet Leah – she joined Habitat on a Global Village build to Cambodia in 2016. She kindly answered some questions about her trip and why she recommends you should join a Global Village Build!

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#1 in series: Six Dimension of Housing Adequacy – Security of Tenure
Mar 29, 2017
A home to live in for as long as you want to? Security of tenure offers a home’s occupants the confidence that their occupancy is guaranteed for an... Read More
From refugees to future home owners
Mar 23, 2017
The San family fled their home country Burma and left behind all they had, becoming refugees. Now they are at the beginning of a journey towards... Read More
Celebrating International Women’s Day
Mar 8, 2017
On International Women’s Day, Habitat for Humanity New Zealand recognises the disproportionate impact that inadequate housing has on women, and... Read More
Habitat for Humanity New Zealand congratulates Michael Wood on his maiden speech
Feb 10, 2017

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand congratulates new Mt Roskill representative, Mr Michael Wood, MP for being sworn into parliament on 8th February 2017. A long term supporter and previous member of the Habitat for Humanity New Zealand team, Mr Wood highlighted in his maiden speech the importance of address housing. This is particularly the case for Auckland and other major cities where the devastating effects of housing unaffordability are mostly felt.

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My experience as a Habitat for Humanity Global Village volunteer
Feb 1, 2017
I first got involved with Habitat for Humanity Global Village builds in 2009, when I was asked by a friend to sponsor them. Without thinking, I... Read More
Home Ownership Opportunity for Hawke’s Bay family
Jan 12, 2017
Habitat Central North Island General Manager Nic Greene said there was an opportunity for a family to partner with Habitat and work alongside... Read More
Volunteer raised more than $100,000 by growing plants and is Gardena Gardener of the Year
Dec 14, 2016
Growing plants to support the work of Habitat for Humanity continues to give Hamilton woman Vera Farrant (85) great contentment and satisfaction,... Read More
15,000 to become progressive homeowners
Nov 19, 2016
The Green Party today launched its progressive homeownership policy at the annual conference of Habitat for Humanity New Zealand, reports the... Read More
ASSA ABLOY signs new sponsorship agreement with Habitat for Humanity New Zealand
Nov 7, 2016

ASSA ABLOY New Zealand has signed a new agreement with housing charity Habitat for Humanity to support new building development for New Zealanders who are most in need. The partnership commencing October 2016 will result in the donation of interior and exterior locks and keys for homes built with Habitat for Humanity. “ASSA ABLOY New Zealand is proud to be adding to the existing relationships we have with Habitat for Humanity in other markets such as the US, Australia and Korea” said Simon Ellis, President of ASSA ABLOY Australia and New Zealand Group.

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Habitat for Humanity to inspect damage in Philippines following Typhoon Haima
Oct 20, 2016
Shelter expert Habitat for Humanity will assess damage to homes and farms in the Northern Philippines after the category four typhoon Haima brought... Read More