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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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More