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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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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!

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Living in an ŌCHT home

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

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: 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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Watch: Tīwaiwaka Lane opens

Our new home stars come with a Homestar 6 rating.

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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- […]

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Watch: Using your heat pump

We’ve installed heat pumps in nearly 2200 homes as part of the ŌCHT/Christchurch City Council Warm & Dry Initiative.

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Tenant Update #5

12 May 2020 Chief Executive’s Letter to Tenants of Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust

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Tenancy Relations Lockdown Update

James Hadlee – Tenancy Relations Manager at Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust gives an update on essential maintenance services during Alert […]

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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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Tenant Update #4

21 April 2020 Chief Executive’s Letter to Tenants of Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust