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“Volunteering for Habitat changed my life” – Kenneth’s story
Feb 28, 2019
Kenneth McLay started volunteering at Habitat for Humanity in Christchurch in 2018. Before that, he had been rejected from paid or voluntary work... Read More
Pacific Peoples Housing Forum invites participants for Youth Essay Competition
Feb 21, 2019
Habitat for Humanity New Zealand and Pacific Peoples Housing Forum Youth Essay Competition Topic: Habitat for Humanity is working toward a world... Read More
Cyclone Season doesn’t have to be lived in fear
Feb 14, 2019
In the middle of cyclone season is a scary place to be. A cyclone can be a devastating event. Left with nothing, many find themselves having to... Read More
An update on Matatufu, Samoa
Dec 18, 2018
In the months since Cyclone Gita hit Samoa and Tonga, Habitat for Humanity and our partners have been working with communities to prepare for this... Read More
A Brush with Kindness in Christchurch – Yvonne’s story
Nov 27, 2018
“The roof leaked. The paint on the walls was coming away. The house was extremely cold. The bathroom was covered in mould and the floor was... Read More
An update on Stand Strong Fiji
Nov 19, 2018
Pictured above are Kanito Lovobalavu, Stand Strong Fiji Project Manger (left) and Ro Angela Turagadrau, the PASSA committee President for Nuku... Read More
We did it!
Oct 30, 2018
Pictured above are the builders along with representatives from Habitat for Humanity NZ, Caritas Tonga and the NZ Government – just some of... Read More
A month in Tonga
Oct 17, 2018
This first stage of the Cyclone Gita response repairing 300 homes wouldn’t be possible without the support of the entire Habitat... Read More
Habitat for Humanity celebrates World Habitat Day
Oct 1, 2018
On World Habitat Day, Habitat for Humanity joins the United Nations and organisations around the world in raising awareness and in educating and... Read More
“The Housing Hub” Opening Day
Sep 19, 2018
Habitat for Humanity Invercargill opened an office at 243 Elles Road in South City. Information about Habitat for Humanity programs will be... Read More
Seniors housing on Stewart Island
Sep 18, 2018
Southland District Councillor Bruce Ford called into the “Hub” today to discuss Seniors housing on Stewart Island. Bruce is the chairman... Read More
How have times changed?
Aug 30, 2018

We spoke to Pamela Mather, a longstanding Habitat volunteer, she started volunteering at the Hamilton ReStore over 15 years ago.

How did she end up volunteering at the ReStore? Well, it all sparked from her deciding that “Habitat is a worthwhile organisation to support – I didn’t know too much about Habitat at the time compared to now, but I quickly learnt.”

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