Tips for tenants

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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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Sparkie prevents fire

He finished installing a smoke alarm when another helped him beat a fire – and save a life.

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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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Keeping warm and dry

You can stay comfortable without breaking the bank.

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Heads-up: Changes to the Residential Tenancy Act

The Residential Tenancies Act changed last month. Here’s a rundown of some of the key moves.

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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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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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Getting help to quit smoking

We know smoking can have a big impact on health and wellbeing, and can be tough to quit.

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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.

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!

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Being a good neighbour

You don’t just live in a house when you’re in an ŌCHT home.

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Staying warm and dry

Everyday activities can cause moisture buildup in your home.

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Quick tips: home cleaning

We’re often asked how best to stay on top of household cleaning.

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Maintaining your home

ŌCHT wants your home to be as safe and secure as it can be.

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Fire safety

Fire and Emergency NZ attends thousands of callouts each year and about a quarter of them are to house fires.

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Your rent

Your rent is one of the most important financial commitments you have.

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A secure home

Your home is your castle – and it should be just as safe and secure.

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Warm & Dry Work Resumes

Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust (OCHT) and Christchurch City Council will restart work on the Warm & Dry Initiative as soon as […]

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140 Heat Pump Installations

The installation of the first 140 heat pumps, in community housing homes across the city, is now complete. Work on […]

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Warm & Dry Initiative

Work has commenced on the joint OCHT and CCC Warm & Dry Initiative ? Check out the video below of […]

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Art Exhibition

A showcase of Talent Tenants from Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust (OCHT) will have their talent on show this week at […]