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Creating warmer homes through Habitat’s Curtain Bank
Jun 15, 2021
Since its inception, the Curtain Bank has cut, sewn and re-purposed thousands of curtains enabling hundreds of families to live in warmer and... Read More
From moving houses to owning a home in Gisborne
May 27, 2021

Gisborne homeowner Michelle Leaf began her Progressive Home Ownership journey with Habitat as a single parent of seven children – and is now proud to say her home is “full” with her six beautiful mokopuna

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Volunteer team from local business help repair Auckland home
May 26, 2021

The team from Rockwell Automation worked alongside our own build team to make minor repairs and re-paint the inside of Meli’s home in conditions that went from freezing in the morning to hot by midday.

These repairs will help keep the home warmer and drier this winter, it looks and feels great and we couldn’t have done it without them all.

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Partnership to respond to 75,000 Kiwis in substandard homes
May 19, 2021
Dampness, mould, coldness and overcrowding in homes around New Zealand are some of the issues around substandard housing that a new partnership is... Read More
Hazardous home receives critical repair with help from BNZ
May 19, 2021

Iris is a Home Repair Programme recipient who has had her home repaired through Habitat’s Home Repair Programme. In partnership with BNZ, the Habitat Northern team were able to make Iris’ home healthier and safe again.

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Whangarei family now new homeowners
May 19, 2021

After partnering with Habitat for Humanity since 2004, Kim Anderson is now the proud owner of her own home through Habitat’s Progressive Home Ownership programme.

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Auckland family to become future home owners through Progressive Home Ownership programme
May 18, 2021

The Malele family have now been partnering with Habitat for five years. Their continued diligence in saving and future planning means they will soon be in a position to secure a commercial loan and purchase their home from Habitat.

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Auckland home transformed through Home Repair Programme
May 18, 2021

Kayoko is a single mother of four whose home was in a state of disrepair. Habitat Northern’s Home Repair Programme build team were able to make critical repairs to the home and improve living conditions for the family with the help of a team of volunteers. Find out more about the work Habitat Northern were able to do to Kayoko’s home in this video.

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Māori families in need of Home Repair Programme supported by Te Puni Kokiri
May 18, 2021

Josephine is one of the many Māori home owners whose homes have been critically repaired through the Home Repair Programme with the help of Te Puni Kokiri and Habitat Northern. Learn more about her family’s story in this video produced by Te Puni Kokiri.

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Volunteer team help Manukau pastor set-up alcohol and drug drop-in centre
Apr 17, 2021

Habitat for Humanity Northern Region along with a small army of volunteers helped to paint the interior of a new Alcohol and Drug Drop-in Centre in Otara.

This is being set up by Joshua, a local pastor who knows first-hand the devastating effects alcohol and drugs have in our communities. Joshua is the Pastor of the Upper Room tabernacle based in Southmall, Manurewa and is passionate about helping alcoholics and addicts with setting up a centre where effected people can go for free counselling, meetings and refreshments with non-judgemental, compassionate help.

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‘Phenomenal’ transformation to homeownership with Habitat for Humanity
Apr 1, 2021
(L-R Brianne-Rose, Jane, Naomi, and Moana-Jane) Hamilton woman Jane Caffery said achieving home ownership with Habitat for Humanity has been... Read More
St Oran’s College volunteering with Habitat
Mar 23, 2021
Habitat for Humanity Central Region and St Oran’s College in Wellington worked together to increase students’ knowledge of housing needs, and... Read More