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Give it a go
Jul 6, 2018

Giving people a hand up into decent housing was what drew Jack Bullick to volunteering at Habitat for Humanity Central North Island.

“Just because someone isn’t homeless, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t struggling,” Jack said.

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Finding a suitable home
Jul 4, 2018

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.

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Heart of gold
Jul 4, 2018

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.

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‘Habit’ for Habitat, Boese reaches her 3,000-hour milestone
Jun 8, 2018

One of the best things Kristina Boese says she’s done is volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, and that shows in her ‘habit’ for Habitat – she speaks passionately about the store and her achievement of a 3,000-hour milestone.

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Habitat for Humanity’s Submission to the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill
May 31, 2018
Submission to Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting Letting Fees) Amendment Bill Habitat for Humanity New Zealand and Affiliated Companies 23rd May... Read More
It’s more than just a house
May 28, 2018

Gisborne woman Pimia Hewett says that reaching the five-year mark in her whanau’s assisted home ownership journey has come with overwhelming feelings of “perseverance and love”.

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Hear about a Habitat family in Nepal
May 23, 2018
  Meet Chandra Kumari Dahuwar, a survivor of the 2015 Nepal earthquakes, and a Habitat homeowner in Nepal. Many families in Nepal are still... Read More
We need your help to get Leroy and Jonathon to Fiji
May 16, 2018
Jonathan and Leroy have been volunteering at Habitat for Humanity Invercargill and an opportunity for both of these amazing young men to participate... Read More
Habitat for Humanity launches campaign for large scale rebuild in Tonga
Apr 27, 2018
Habitat for Humanity New Zealand launched a campaign to assist long term recovery efforts in Samoa and Tonga following Cyclone Gita at an event at... Read More
Russian couple Sergey and Valerie have started life afresh in New Zealand by volunteering at the Rotorua ReStore
Apr 16, 2018

A former news presenter and journalist have started a new life in New Zealand, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity ReStore Rotorua.

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My 10th Global Village build
Apr 12, 2018
I have just returned from my 10th GV build. It was an amazing, exciting feeling going away again even though I have been to Fiji five times. I know... Read More
Six Dimensions of Housing Adequacy – A home that is free from crowding: a right for all people
Apr 11, 2018
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