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.
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 home ownership, alongside Habitat for Humanity. Something they could only dream of in the past.
On International Women’s Day, Habitat for Humanity New Zealand recognises the disproportionate impact that inadequate housing has on women, and women’s heroic efforts in addressing substandard shelter.
Today we honour women in their struggle and their leadership in building a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
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.
I first got involved with Habitat for Humanity Global Village builds in 2009, when I was asked by a friend to sponsor them. Without thinking, I replied saying I would like to join the build.
Habitat for Humanity is offering one Hawke’s Bay family a hand-up in to home ownership, with applications now open for the charity’s programme.
Hamilton volunteer Vera Farrant is the overall winner of the competition Gardena Gardener of the Year from NZ Gardener Magazine. Vera's love for growing plants and for Habitat for Humanity has raised more than $100,000 for our charity.
The Green Party today launched its progressive homeownership policy at the annual conference of Habitat for Humanity New Zealand, reports the housing charity from its Rotorua event.
ASSA ABLOY New Zealand has signed a new agreement with housing charity Habitat for Humanity to support new building development for New Zealanders who are most in need.
Shelter expert Habitat for Humanity will assess damage to homes and farms in the Northern Philippines after the category four typhoon Haima brought intense winds and rain.
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.
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!
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.
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.