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Partnership with Buildtech to fund the building of up to 200 homes over the next 2 years.
Nov 30, 2017
Press Release Habitat for Humanity New Zealand, a not-for profit organisation that works to provide access to affordable shelter, in partnership... Read More
The way forward for Social Housing Areas in Hamilton
Aug 3, 2017
To view this speech scroll to 2:25:40 on the following youtube link: Madam Chairperson, your worship, councillors thank you for the opportunity to... Read More
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When is a house affordable?
Aug 2, 2017
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
Six Dimensions of Housing Adequacy – Habitability
Jun 7, 2017

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, this edition: Habitability.

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Stability and always a home to come back to
Jun 7, 2017

Feeling trapped in their rental situation, William and Lois Dornan and their four children partnered with Habitat for Humanity Central North Island to change things around permanently.

Just before the Hamilton family was accepted for Habitat’s Assisted Home Ownership Programme, William thought they had hit rock bottom.

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Trips of a lifetime to Argentina and Colombia
Jun 7, 2017
Argentina, 25 Aug-3 Sep 2017 Habitat Operations Manager Nathan Collins is seeking up to 20 volunteers to join him in Buenos Aires, Argentina to help... Read More
Habitat for Humanity New Zealand recognised by the United Nations
May 18, 2017

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.

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Global Volunteer Profile – Leah Marren
May 12, 2017

Meet Leah – she joined Habitat on a Global Village build to Cambodia in 2016. She kindly answered some questions about her trip and why she recommends you should join a Global Village Build!

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Six Dimension of Housing Adequacy – Security of Tenure
Mar 29, 2017
A home to live in for as long as you want to? Security of tenure offers a home’s occupants the confidence that their occupancy is guaranteed for an... Read More
From refugees to future home owners
Mar 23, 2017
The San family fled their home country Burma and left behind all they had, becoming refugees. Now they are at the beginning of a journey towards... Read More
Celebrating International Women’s Day
Mar 8, 2017
On International Women’s Day, Habitat for Humanity New Zealand recognises the disproportionate impact that inadequate housing has on women, and... Read More
Habitat for Humanity New Zealand congratulates Michael Wood on his maiden speech
Feb 10, 2017

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.

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