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Habitat for Humanity ReStore opening in Lower Hutt
Feb 15, 2018
Press release Lower Hutt locals will soon have a chance to contribute to the work of Habitat for Humanity, as the charitable organisation opens a... Read More
Habitat for Humanity readies response to Cyclone Gita
Feb 15, 2018
Habitat for Humanity, a not-for profit organisation focused on shelter, is preparing a response to Tropical Cyclone Gita, which struck Tonga as a... Read More
A souper find in op shop
Feb 9, 2018
It was quite a find for staff at Habitat for Humanity Invercargill’s ReStore last year, an original 1960s Andy Warhol-inspired Souper Dress. The... Read More
Habitat CNI 2017 Volunteer of Year
Dec 20, 2017
Habitat CNI was pleased to honour a dedicated Rotorua woman with our annual Volunteer of the Year Award at a function over the weekend. Miriama... Read More
Partnership with Buildtech to fund the building of up to 200 homes over the next 2 years.
Nov 30, 2017
Press Release Habitat for Humanity New Zealand, a not-for profit organisation that works to provide access to affordable shelter, in partnership... Read More
The way forward for Social Housing Areas in Hamilton
Aug 3, 2017
To view this speech scroll to 2:25:40 on the following youtube link: Madam Chairperson, your worship, councillors thank you for the opportunity to... Read More
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When is a house affordable?
Aug 2, 2017
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms access to adequate housing as a vital part of human rights. The Six Dimensions of Housing Adequacy... Read More
Six Dimensions of Housing Adequacy – Habitability
Jun 7, 2017

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, this edition: Habitability.

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Stability and always a home to come back to
Jun 7, 2017

Feeling trapped in their rental situation, William and Lois Dornan and their four children partnered with Habitat for Humanity Central North Island to change things around permanently.

Just before the Hamilton family was accepted for Habitat’s Assisted Home Ownership Programme, William thought they had hit rock bottom.

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Trips of a lifetime to Argentina and Colombia
Jun 7, 2017
Argentina, 25 Aug-3 Sep 2017 Habitat Operations Manager Nathan Collins is seeking up to 20 volunteers to join him in Buenos Aires, Argentina to help... Read More
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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