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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.

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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
Building strength, stability, and independence through Home Repair
Mar 18, 2021
Last done 29 years ago, a Tauranga woman got much needed bathroom repairs done through Habitat’s Home Repair Programme.    “I wouldn’t been able to... Read More
Habitat for Humanity building homes for 33 families
Mar 9, 2021

We have partnered with the Government under the Progressive Home Ownership (PHO) programme to build 33 homes in the Waikato, Nelson and Auckland regions over the next 18 months! We are extremely proud to be working alongside families in a practical way to help them achieve housing security and stability. Ultimately, this is about empowering them to build a solid foundation for their whanau.

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Local volunteers help transform Manukau garden
Feb 25, 2021

We wish to thank all of our amazing volunteers who gave their time to help David in cleaning up his garden in Manurewa. Their hard work over two very hot days will ensure he can now maintain the exterior of his home with minimal effort. He is very grateful for everyone’s time and support.

A special thank you to Central Landscape & Garden Supplies , Pink Bins Recycling Company Ltd and the team at Designer Gardens who helped Habitat with this project.

We couldn’t have done this without your support and expertise.

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Home ownership a ‘backbone’ for her children
Feb 12, 2021
Habitat homeowner Brianne Beets with son Noah (20 months). A Tokoroa butcher and single parent has achieved her home ownership dream after 12 years... Read More
Broken home transformed into safe & warm shelter for 77 year old owner
Feb 9, 2021
To support local whānau to live in warm, dry, healthy homes, Habitat for Humanity operates a Home Repair Programme for homeowners. This programme... Read More
Hastings whanau’s nine-year journey to home ownership
Dec 22, 2020
(Homeowners Sharne Repia and David Hungahunga with Baylee-Maree and Konnah) A Hastings whanau now enjoys the freedom of secure tenure for life,... Read More
Auckland volunteer group restore home for local Mangere family
Nov 13, 2020

We had a great couple of busy volunteer group days on Thursday and Friday painting the Talo family home in Mangere.

We would like to give a huge thank you to our individual volunteers and also Jacobsen Flooring for being a huge part of the volunteer group and taking the time out of their week to help make this project possible. The Talo family are very grateful for the hard work our volunteers have done.

Also thank you to Auckland Glass who have kindly replaced the broken windows for this home at no charge, this means the home is now weather proof.

The family are very grateful for the support.

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