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Give it a go

Written by Habitat for Humanity Central North Island on July 6th, 2018.      0 comments

Giving people a hand up into decent housing was what drew Jack Bullick to volunteering at Habitat for Humanity Central North Island.

 

 

Heart of gold

Written by Habitat for Humanity Central North Island on July 4th, 2018.      0 comments

Recently, we spoke to Joe Youssef the CEO of All Heart NZ Charitable Trust about how All Heart NZ supports charities around Aotearoa, such as Habitat for Humanity Central North Island.

All Heart NZ exists to support community groups and the creation of sustainable charitable funding. It achieves this through partnerships with private sector business - providing a one-stop solution to corporates to dispose of their redundant or unwanted items, redirecting, reselling, repurposing and recycling. This includes redirecting items to Habitat. In Habitat’s case, it on-sells the goods through ReStores to help raise funds for housing need.

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Finding a suitable home

Written by Habitat for Humanity Central North Island on July 4th, 2018.      0 comments

Addressing the housing "crisis" is complex and there is no silver bullet. Below we continue our series on the dimensions of housing adequacy and the many factors that must be considered when searching for a decent home.

Housing suitability relates to the ability of households to access housing that is appropriate to their current needs. Suitability is evaluated against a family’s health, location, and size. A house that was once suitable can become inadequate as the family’s circumstances change.
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’Habit’ for Habitat, Boese reaches her 3,000-hour milestone

Written by Habitat for Humanity Central North Island on June 8th, 2018.      0 comments

One of the best things Kristina Boese says she’s done is volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, and that shows in her ‘habit’ for Habitat - she speaks passionately about the store and her achievement of a 3,000-hour milestone.

 

Cyclone Gita Fundraiser Auction Items

Written by Habitat for Humanity New Zealand on June 7th, 2018.      0 comments

Here are some of the items that will be up for auction at our Cyclone Gita Rebuild Fundraiser on 7th July.  You can bid in person, or if you would like to bid, but can't be there in person get in touch!
 

Habitat for Humanity's Submission to the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

Written by Habitat for Humanity New Zealand on May 31st, 2018.      0 comments

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand (Habitat) and its 11 affiliated regional companies, welcome the Amendment to the Residential Tenancies Act to prohibit letting fees. Habitat’s vision is "a world where everyone has a decent place to live." We believe that this Bill contributes towards this vision and consequently support this Bill.

 
 

It’s more than just a house

Written by Habitat for Humanity Central North Island on May 28th, 2018.      0 comments

Gisborne woman Pimia Hewett says that reaching the five-year mark in her whanau’s assisted home ownership journey has come with overwhelming feelings of “perseverance and love”.
Together with husband Bryan and their six children, Pimia says the home has been “truly a blessing through a second chance in life.”

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Hear about a Habitat family in Nepal

Written by Habitat for Humanity New Zealand on May 23rd, 2018.      0 comments

Meet Chandra Kumari Dahuwar, a survivor of the 2015 Nepal earthquakes, and a Habitat homeowner in Nepal.
 

Habitat for Humanity launches campaign for large scale rebuild in Tonga

Written by Habitat for Humanity New Zealand on April 27th, 2018.      0 comments

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand launched a campaign to assist long term recovery efforts in Samoa and Tonga following Cyclone Gita at an event at the housing charity’s South Auckland premises on Sunday April 22nd.

 

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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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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HABITAT RESTORES

Donate your quality used goods or get a bargain. Habitat for Humanity NZ has 15 ReStores nationwide. 

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