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FENZ to visit homes

Fire and Emergency New Zealand will soon visit homes at Mabel Howard Courts.

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Homeless Day supported

Seven doors and countless volunteers told the story of the response to homelessness in Christchurch.

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Tireless search leads to family

Our Wellbeing Team does more than connect people with services to sustain their tenancies.

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Read our latest newsletter

Lockdown cut-short delivery of the latest ŌCHT newsletter – but never fear, it’s online!

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Let us know about small fires

We’re urging tenants to tell us when things get too hot to handle in their ŌCHT home.

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Honour for board member

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Rain emergency subsides

What a difference a day makes!

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Rain emergency PM UPDATE

ŌCHT tenants suggest the damaging weather has cut a swathe across our city.

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Rain emergency AM UPDATE

The rain’s still falling and Christchurch is still in the middle of a Local State of Emergency.

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Feast Pl garden removal

This week, we got something very wrong. We’re working to set it right.

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Our carbon commitment

Sustainability is our goal and we want it to be proof of our success.

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Challenge renews focus

ŌCHT staffer Keith tells us about a course that changed his life.

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Winners congratulated

 Irene and William are the ŌCHT Garden Awards 2021 Grand Champions.

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Survey full of highlights

The 2020 ŌCHT Tenant Satisfaction Survey hit new five-year highs.

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Warm & Dry Initiative shifts focus

Work to upgrade the insulation of hundreds of homes is gathering pace.

ŌCHT senior housing advisor Robert Hardie and St John Clinical Advisor Hauora Māori Michelle Brett

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Aranui gets new AED

They’re portable packs in big red boxes, and they could help save lives.

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Heat pumps in all homes

“It’s made a massive difference like you wouldn’t believe.”

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Budget 2020

OCHT is pleased to see the public and transitional housing need acknowledged by Government funding in the 2020 budget.

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Linwood Park Media Release

From 21 February 2020 Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust (OCHT) will commence removal of the remaining 34 Canterbury Earthquake Temporary Accommodation units […]

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OCHT Timeline

Below is a snapshot of our achievements from our go live in October 2016:

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Meet the team: Building a Future

Ed Leeson is the Commercial and Development Manager at Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust. He joined the team a little over […]

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Meet the team: Turning Lives Round

14 June 2019 After 31 years working in social housing you could say Rosslyn (Ros) Brewer knows all there is […]

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Lewis Trembath – Artist

Lewis Trembath is a budding artist, finding inspiration for his artwork from his Maori ancestry and vintage car shows. Lewis […]

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Alex Wilson – Keen Gardener

A keen gardener, Alex Wilson has won many garden awards during his 20 years in council units. Alex says he […]