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First Habitat for Humanity cyclone-resistant home completed in Tonga
Oct 13, 2016

POPUA, TONGA – With the rainy season approaching, Habitat for Humanity is celebrating the first of many cyclone-resistant homes built in Tonga today, together with homeowners the Taufa family, and project partners the Kingdom of Tonga, Tonga Development Bank and Caritas Tonga.

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Building Homes in Samoa while on a Global Village Build
Sep 17, 2016

Going on a Global Village build to the Pacific this year was incredible!

Our team was in Samoa for two weeks from the 23rd of August to 3rd of September, during which we worked on 8 – 9 homes alongside local builders and the families. They were very friendly and great to work alongside. We stayed at the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) site in Apia. Accommodation was basic but comfortable with air conditioned rooms, and the work sites were all 15 minutes to an hour’s drive from our accommodation. The team at ADRA were really cheerful and very welcoming!

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Claire Szabó speech to the cross party inquiry on homelessness
Aug 22, 2016

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga karangaranga maha,
Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa

I would like to begin by acknowledging God, the Tainui whenua where we stand today, and Kingii Tuheitia. I acknowledge Te Puea Marae, and the dignitaries who have invited us here to discuss the important kaupapa of homelessness. I would particularly like to acknowledge Phil Twyford, Marama Fox, Marama Davidson and their colleagues. I also acknowledge our roopu who stand with me, who care passionately about creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

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Habitat for Humanity NZ submission to the Cross-Party Homelessness Inquiry
Aug 12, 2016

A delegation led by Habitat for Humanity NZ CEO Claire Szabó and Director Selwyn Screen this morning presented a submission to the cross-party parliamentary inquiry on homelessness this morning. Below is included the Habitat for Humanity NZ written submission to the cross-party inquiry submitted earlier this month.

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Habitat for Humanity talks housing solutions with Labour leader
Aug 11, 2016

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand has today met with Labour Leader Andrew Little to share ideas about housing in New Zealand. This follows a recent announcement that the charity is building 100 cyclone-resistant homes in the Pacific.

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A Brush With Kindness for Lower Hutt home
Jun 21, 2016
Habitat for Humanity’s Lower North Island’s most recent A Brush with Kindness project is underway in Naenae, Lower Hutt. Homeowner Evelyn is... Read More
Huntly family – years living without power ended through Habitat for Humanity’s Brush With Kindness
Jun 9, 2016
A Huntly couple who raised more than 70 children had been living without power and caring for their chronically ill nine-year-old girl, Etera, when... Read More
​Old house, new memories for Waitetuna whanau
May 12, 2016
Edward and Sunnah Thompson. May 2016 Waitetuna man Edward Thompson is creating new memories with his son in the same century-old house he grew up... Read More
Tongan families to benefit from Habitat for Humanity government partnership
Apr 15, 2016
The New Zealand charity’s CEO Claire Szabo was in Nukuʻalofa to meet with Government of the Kingdom of Tonga Deputy Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni... Read More
Shelter charity ready as Fiji braces for another tropical cyclone
Apr 6, 2016
Habitat for Humanity New Zealand 6 April 2016 For immediate release The head of shelter charity Habitat for Humanity was today urging for Kiwis to... Read More
Waikato team seeking local volunteers to build in Cambodia
Mar 24, 2016
A group of Waikato people will work together with a Cambodian family to help build a simple, decent home in August, led by local Habitat for... Read More
High school students build fourth home for families in housing need
Mar 9, 2016

Thirteen students at Onehunga High School are building a home for a family in housing need, in partnership with housing charity Habitat for Humanity Auckland and The Rotary Club of Onehunga One Tree Hill in a project called Learning 2 Build.

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