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Housing Charity backs call for Progressive Home Ownership

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 7:50 pm | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand agrees with the Salvation Army’s call for expanding access to home ownership through a form of Progressive Home Ownership as part of the government’s KiwiBuild scheme. The housing charity, which has assisted hundreds ... More >>

Habitat for Humanity readies response to Cyclone Gita

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 5:00 pm | Habitat for Humanity

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. More >>

Home-for-a-home scheme for developing nations announced

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 2:24 pm | Habitat for Humanity

30 November 2017 New Zealand’s first home-for-a-home scheme for developing nations announced Habitat for Humanity New Zealand, a not-for profit organisation that works to provide access to affordable shelter, in partnership with national construction ... More >>

15,000 To Become Progressive Homeowners

Saturday, 19 November 2016, 10:27 pm | Habitat for Humanity

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. More >>

Damage in Philippines after Typhoon Haima devastation

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:13 pm | Habitat for Humanity

Shelter expert Habitat for Humanity is today assessing damage to homes and farms in the Northern Philippines after the category four typhoon Haima brought intense winds and rain. More >>

Habitat for Humanity Talks Solutions with Labour Leader

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 3:31 pm | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand has today met with Labour Leader Andrew Little to share ideas about housing in New Zealand. This follows a recent announcement that the charity is building 100 cyclone-resistant homes in the Pacific. More >>

Fashion for Humanity - Mena Label Rebuilds Fiji

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 9:55 am | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is today recognising fashion designer Agnes Loheni and her team at fashion label MENA for their extraordinary support for cyclone victims in Fiji. The high-end Pacific clothing label’s fundraiser is being hailed as ‘true solidarity’ ... More >>

Tongan Families to Benefit From New Partnership

Friday, 15 April 2016, 9:35 am | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand and the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga cemented a commitment to shelter projects that will improve the safety, resilience and wellbeing of Tongan families. More >>

Habitat Concerned for Families With Only Tarp Shelter

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 4:58 pm | Habitat for Humanity

The national director of Habitat for Humanity in Fiji has expressed concerned for families without shelter, as locals prepare for a 6pm curfew and Tropical Cyclone Zina makes landfall. More >>

Shelter Charity Ready as Fiji Braces

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 2:10 pm | Habitat for Humanity

The head of shelter charity Habitat for Humanity was today urging for Kiwis to support its disaster response fund, as families in Fiji, brace for the second tropical cyclone in six weeks. More >>

Pacific advocates move ahead on shelter for Tonga

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 12:01 pm | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity chief executive Claire Szabó today meets with Deputy Prime Minister of Tonga Hon Siaosi Solaveni and New Zealand Member of Parliament Jenny Salesa as the charity progresses its plans to expand its services to the Pacific ... More >>

Volunteers sought to build in Cambodia

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 3:55 pm | Habitat for Humanity

A group of Waikato people will work together with a Cambodian family to help build a simple, decent home in August, led by local Habitat for Humanity manager Nic Greene. More >>

High school students build fourth home for families in need

Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 10:27 am | Habitat for Humanity

Thirteen students at Onehunga High School are building a home for a family in housing need, in partnership with housing charity Habitat for Humanity Auckland and The Rotary Club of Onehunga One Tree Hill in a project called Learning 2 Build. More >>

Habitat-built home a solid refuge in Cyclone Winston

Thursday, 25 February 2016, 4:24 pm | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat-built home a solid refuge in Cyclone Winston One Fijian family was able to shelter others from their village in their Habitat for Humanity-built home during Cyclone Winston – as it was built to withstand the force of tropical storms. Habitat ... More >>

Emergency shelter vital to help families in Fiji

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 2:20 pm | Habitat for Humanity

As the official count of destroyed or damaged homes and schools rises in Fiji following tropical Cyclone Winston, Habitat for Humanity is mobilised to provide emergency shelter. More >>

Speech by partner family member Geroina Lao at dedication

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 1:59 pm | Habitat for Humanity

“First of all, we’d like to thank Dad up above for giving this precious gift to our family here in New Zealand. More >>

Kiwis wanted to help build homes in Nepal, this November

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 3:08 pm | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand is offering the “opportunity of a lifetime” for every-day New Zealanders to travel to Nepal and help build 100 homes, this November. Habitat New Zealand chief executive Claire Szabó said the invitation was open to ... More >>

Community housing provider concerned at Government

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 2:27 pm | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand is concerned that an announcement to establish a new tax exemption category for potentially deregistered housing charities misses the mark. Reliant on a misreading of the relevant case law, the government’s announcement ... More >>

Habitat for Humanity welcomes more information

Sunday, 10 May 2015, 9:28 am | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand welcomes more information from government regarding its recent announcement to commence its housing transfer programme in Invercargill and Tauranga. More >>

Habitat says funds needed now to build for Vanuatu

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 2:42 pm | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is urging an immediate response to provide long-term shelter for families in need following the destruction of homes and communities by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu. More >>



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