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Russian couple Sergey and Valerie have started life afresh in New Zealand by volunteering at the Rotorua ReStore

Written by Habitat for Humanity Central North Island on April 16th, 2018.      0 comments

A former news presenter and journalist have started a new life in New Zealand, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity ReStore Rotorua.  

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My 10th Global Village build

Written by Jane Mead, Global Village Coordinator on April 12th, 2018.      0 comments

I have just returned from my 10th GV build. It was an amazing, exciting feeling going away again even though I have been to Fiji five times. I know the staff at Habitat Fiji well, but meeting a new homeowner, working in a new area and with a completely different team, the build still holds the original excitement I first felt going on a build.
 

A home that is free from crowding – a right for all people (#3 Six Dimensions of Housing Adequacy)

Written by Habitat for Humanity Central North Island on April 11th, 2018.      0 comments

The six dimensions are: affordability, suitability, habitability, free from crowding, free from discrimination, security of tenure. Unaffordability and undersupply of housing in New Zealand has for many years been driving families to live together in overcrowded situations which have drastic effects on physical and mental health. 

When combined with other factors, overcrowded houses cause more child deaths in New Zealand than car accidents or drownings. Specifically, overcrowding has direct links to the incidence of respiratory diseases and exacerbates the risk of rheumatic fever for children.
 
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Lower Hutt ReStore Officially Open

Written by Habitat for Humanity Central North Island on March 16th, 2018.      0 comments

Habitat for Humantiy CNI are proud to officially open a new ReStore, the first of its kind in Lower Hutt.

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The social yield on property – do well, but do good

Written by Nic Greene, Habitat for Humanity (Central North Island) on March 2nd, 2018.      0 comments

By Nic Greene, general manager, Habitat for Humanity (Central North Island)

Headlines this week revealed that central Government has made a push for 40 per cent of homes in Hamilton’s special housing areas to be eligible for KiwiBuild – that is, deemed to be affordable. In its submission during the Hamilton special housing area (SHA) policy consultation process, Habitat for Humanity (Central North Island) advocated for the mandatory inclusion of affordability. We maintain SHAs should clearly have ‘special’ aspects - beyond boosting housing supply - that warrant the benefits developers will receive.

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Habitat for Humanity ReStore opening in Lower Hutt

Written by Habitat for Humanity Central North Island on February 15th, 2018.      0 comments

Lower Hutt locals will soon have a chance to contribute to the work of Habitat for Humanity, as the charitable organisation opens a ReStore on Daly Street on Monday, 19 February 2018.

The ReStore will be the 20th in the country’s network of Habitat for Humanity quality used goods outlets, helping to raise much needed funds for the charity.

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Habitat for Humanity readies response to Cyclone Gita

Written by Habitat for Humanity Central North Island on February 15th, 2018.      0 comments

Habitat for Humanity, a not-for profit organisation focused on shelter, is preparing a response to Tropical Cyclone Gita, which struck Tonga as a Category 4 storm overnight after passing through Samoa.

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Habitat CNI 2017 Volunteer of Year

Written by Habitat for Humanity Central North Island on December 20th, 2017.      0 comments

Habitat CNI was pleased to honour a dedicated Rotorua woman with our annual Volunteer of the Year Award at a function over the weekend.

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Partnership with Buildtech to fund the building of up to 200 homes over the next 2 years.

Written by Habitat for Humanity NZ on November 30th, 2017.      0 comments

Buildtech will fund the building of up to 200 homes offshore during the next two years. It will also regularly send construction teams to assist. Buildtech will work on four projects in New Zealand each year, providing free maintenance, repair and renovation work on homes in Auckland and Christchurch.

 

The way forward for Social Housing Areas in Hamilton

Written by on August 3rd, 2017.      0 comments

Habitat CNI General Manager comments on Hamilton's Social Housing Area draft policy.
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When is a house affordable?

Written by on August 2nd, 2017.      0 comments



Housing affordability, as defined by Statistics New Zealand, relates to:

  • the ability of households to rent or purchase housing in a locality of choice at a reasonable price
  • the capacity of households to meet ongoing housing costs, and
  • the degree that discretionary income is available to achieve an acceptable standard of living.
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Stability and always a home to come back to

Written by Habitat Central North Island on June 7th, 2017.      0 comments

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.
 

#2 in series: Six Dimensions of Housing Adequacy - Habitability

Written by Habitat Central North Island on June 7th, 2017.      0 comments

New Zealand has one of the most insecure rental terms in the world which affects people's security of a place to live. Security of tenure is one of The Six Dimensions of Housing Adequacy and Habitat Central North Island General Manager Nic Greene outlines the tenets of each dimension, this time Habitability.
 

Trips of a lifetime to Argentina and Colombia

Written by on June 7th, 2017.      0 comments

Habitat for Humanity Central North Island is leading two Global Village trips in 2017. We are building homes for families in Argentina and Colombia.
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Habitat for Humanity New Zealand recognised by the United Nations

Written by Habitat on May 18th, 2017.      0 comments

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.   

 

ABOUT HABITAT

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation that works in partnership with people of goodwill and families in housing need, to eliminate sub-standard housing. Charities Registration: CC28026

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