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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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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

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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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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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COVID-19 Update May 12, 2020

Our communications to Tenants of Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust regarding the COVID-19 pandemic

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Tenancy Relations Lockdown Update

Tenancy Relations Manager James Hadlee gives an update on essential maintenance services during Alert Level 4.

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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

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Tenancy Operations Lockdown Update

At OCHT, we have been keeping in regular contact and supporting our tenants during  Alert Level 4 lockdown. Check out […]

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Tenant Update #3

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

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Tenant Update #2

26 March 2020 Warm & Dry Programme – COVID-19 Update

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Tenant Update #1

25 March 2020 COVID-19 Alert Level 4:  Update for OCHT Tenants and their whānau