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Journey starts at Job Club

Paul’s got a new job – and an appreciation of what can be achieved with support and tenacity.

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Using the web to find a job

Many ŌCHT tenants want to use the internet for training, preparing a CV and looking for work.

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Getting connected online

Most of the people, services and business we need to connect with have an online presence.

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Our health and connections

You can learn a lot about your community when you ask the right questions.

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Getting connected socially

Positive social connections enhance our wellbeing with a sense of community, belonging and support.

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Preparing for disaster

We have had more than our share of emergencies, but not all of us are ready for more.

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Staying on top of your health

Most of us say we’re in good health – but we can strive for better.

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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.

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Mahi and milestones

It’s been a year of challenges and achievement, writes ŌCHT chief executive Cate Kearney.

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Building for the future

ŌCHT delivered nearly 60 new homes this year. There’s more to come.

ASB representatives Charlotte Shaw and Heather McGowan, ŌCHT tenancy relations manager James Hadlee, and St John representatives Michelle Brett and Alice Earnshaw-Morris, at the official handover of the new AED at Reg Stillwell Place.

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AEDs for New Brighton

St John, ASB and Philips have donated a pair of external defibrillators (AED) to the New Brighton community.

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Ready to click those green fingers?

Summer’s a blooming beautiful time for a garden competition!

TAG chairwoman 2020 Noeline Monsef.

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TAG’s year of highlights

It’s been quite a year, Tenant Advisory Group chairwoman Noeline Monsef writes.

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Club proves empowering

Bas smiles when asked about what Job Club means to him – and he wants others to use it.

dave wilson and irmgaard van schouten

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TAG seeks new members

The Tenant Advisory Group is keen to welcome new members in the new year.

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Watch: Reg Stillwell Place opens

  It took three-and-a-half months to redevelop and it was opened with speeches, sandwiches and basketball.

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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Watch: Living in an ŌCHT home

Kathy describes living in one of ŌCHT’s newest homes, at Tīwaiwaka Lane.

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Watch: The ŌCHT employment service

Check out our new Employment Service video!

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Heat pumps in all homes

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

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Tīwaiwaka Lane opens

ŌCHT officially opened its latest community housing complex at Tīwaiwaka Lane.

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Tenant Update #6

3 June 2020 Chief Executive’s Letter to Tenants of Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust On behalf of everyone at OCHT, thanks […]

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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. COVID- […]