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The Healthy Homes Initiative (HHI) is making a tangible contribution to better health outcomes in Aotearoa
Oct 5, 2022
It has been a big couple of weeks for Habitat Northern’ s Healthy Homes Programme. We are excited to be a significant contributor to Te Whatu Ora –... Read More
Take the Buy Nothing New challenge with Habitat Northern ReStores
Oct 4, 2022
Buy Nothing New this October, with the exception of essentials (food, drink, medications, hygiene products) you can borrow, barter, swap or buy... Read More
World Habitat Day 2022: triple ‘C’ crises threatening access to decent shelter
Oct 3, 2022
Today is World Habitat Day 2022 – Mind the Gap. Leave No One and No Place Behind.   Housing inequalities and families living in substandard... Read More
Community connection – together we can do more
Sep 7, 2022
Building on and increasing our impact requires working with others to improve homes at scale. One such community partner is Kootuitui ki Papakura,... Read More
HealthyHomes, Northland, Housing Help
It’s about being there, helping out and staying true to our word
Sep 7, 2022
Kia ora, I am the Tō Kainga Whare Manager for Tai Tokerau. I have been with Habitat now for two years, starting out as a coordinator. When I... Read More
HomeOwnership, Northland, Home
Home is the key to a stable future for Dargaville family
Sep 7, 2022
For Dargaville mother of three Melanie, the security that homeownership can bring was something she thought was beyond her reach. Melanie describes... Read More
TIST Partnership: Rebuilding after disaster with local communities
Sep 6, 2022
Over the past two months, Habitat for Humanity’s disaster response programme in Tonga has been gaining momentum as we get building supplies... Read More
Mark and his sons are on their journey to home ownership through Habitat for Humanity Northern's Progressive Home Ownership Porgramme that operates as a rent-to-buy model.
Home ownership one step closer for 31 families thanks to Habitat
Aug 31, 2022
Thirty one Kiwi families in housing need are one step closer to home ownership as part of Habitat for Humanity New Zealand’s rent-to-buy programme.... Read More
Ukraine refugees, family, smiling family, tenants
Six Months of Conflict: 10,000+ Ukrainian refugees supported with shelter since the war began
Aug 25, 2022
This week, the 24th of August marks six months since the start of the war in Ukraine. When the war began, refugees were soon crossing the borders en... Read More
Family Motel Home Central
From motel living to renting – how a Habitat course helped a Hamilton mum
Aug 22, 2022

A Habitat for Humanity Ready to Rent course helped pregnant mum of five Amy Newton to refresh her tenancy knowledge, and move out of emergency accommodation after securing a private rental home.

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Habitat and TIST join forces to help Tonga rebuild after disaster
Aug 10, 2022
As part of Habitat for Humanity New Zealand’s disaster response efforts in Tonga, it has formed a partnership with the Tonga Institute of Science... Read More
Curtains, Warm, Home
Not all homes have four walls
Aug 5, 2022
Michelle who has been living on a Waiheke houseboat named Peace Seeker, is now warmer after receiving support from the Healthy Homes Programme.... Read More