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What We Do

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand is working towards a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We run a range of programmes to address inadequate and unaffordable housing, partnering with communities to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. We have an affiliated network of offices around New Zealand, and an international programme in the Pacific and Nepal. Find out more about what we do:

Our Work in New Zealand

Too many Kiwi families live in substandard conditions, where overcrowding, dampness and lack of insulation affect all aspects of health and wellbeing. Our offices across New Zealand run a range of programmes to ensure families can access the safety and security of a decent home, ranging from Progressive Home Ownership, Home Repairs, Social Rentals, the Curtain Bank, and more.

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Habitat in the Pacific

Habitat New Zealand works across Fiji, Samoa and Tonga with disaster response and shelter development programmes. Our Pacific neighbours frequently experience severe weather events, causing mass destruction to homes and infrastructure that are already considered substandard. We partner with Pacific communities to rebuild and repair homes after disaster strikes. We also run development programmes aimed to build strength and self-reliance by using local knowledge and technologies to train communities in shelter-prepardness.

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Rebuilding Nepal

In 2015, a devastating earthquake struck Nepal. Even before the disaster hit, 14 million people in Nepal were living in substandard housing.  We work to bring the community and local agencies together to build a brighter, stronger future for Nepal. Since the initial rebuilding after the quakes, we have committed to long-term assistance with disaster preparedness training, and access to Government programmes for low-income families.

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Shop at the ReStore

Habitat has a network of second-hand retail ReStores around New Zealand. We accept and resell quality new and gently pre-loved goods ranging from furniture, appliances, clothing, books, building materials, and more.

By shopping, donating or volunteering at your local ReStore, you are supporting us on our mission with all proceeds going directly toward our local housing programmes.

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Global Village programme

Global Village is our international volunteer programme bringing teams of people together to build and improve homes all around the world.  A Global Village trip offers the opportunity to travel to another country to work hand-in-hand with people around the world to help build simple, decent homes.

Covid-19 restrictions mean our Global Village programme is sadly on hold until further notice. You can still register your interest for future trips by emailing globalvillage@habitat.org.nz and we will keep you informed with updates as we know more.