25,000 Northlanders in healthier homes

Jun 5, 2018 | News

Healthy Homes Tai Tokerau (HHTT) this week celebrated a decade making Northland homes warmer and drier – 5037 homes in the Far North, 808 in Kaipara and 3235 in Whangarei District – improving health outcomes for around 25,000 Northlanders.

That is the view of Ngaire Rae, Chair of the Healthy Homes Tai Tokerau Governance Group, following the 10th anniversary celebration of the initiative in Moerewa this week – an event attended by Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis.

Ms Rae says the insulation programme has allowed around 25,000 Northlanders to live in healthier homes in just ten years.

‘We know the impact of this programme has meant far less children in hospital, less GP visits, less time off school and work. We hear that from families all the time,” says Ms Rae.

“The vision of Healthy Homes Tai Tokerau is of a Northland where all our homes are warm, dry, and healthy. There are still 5000 – 10,000 homes in Northland that require insulation, so we are going to keep doing this work until the job is done.

“It’s great to be working on a project where the results from retrofitting insulation are instant, tangible and will be long lasting for multiple generations.

“I want to thank everybody involved in this programme – the funders, the insulation installers and the health professionals that refer families. Everyone plays a part in the success of this programme and the significance of this project is huge – for every one dollar spent, there are five times the benefits,” says Ms Rae.

It is a sentiment backed by Healthy Homes General Manager Paul Hansen, who says the roll-on effect of the $27 million invested in the programme equates to a regional economic benefit of $42 million.

After contributing $10 million to the Healthy Homes Tai Tokerau initiative over ten years, Foundation North Chief Executive Jenny Gill says she is delighted with the success of the programme.

“This has been one of Foundation North’s largest and most successful investments in Northland – something we can all be very proud of,” says Ms Gill.

“Ten years ago we had no idea that by partnering with Northland District Health Board, Te Tai Tokerau PHO, Manaia Health PHO, Northpower and Top Energy, that we could achieve such great community outcomes.

“The health, environmental and employment outcomes that have been generated through this are immense,” says Ms Gill.

Recent articles

Annual Report

2021/22 CHA Annual Report

2021/22 CHA Annual Report

Strategic Plan

CHA’s 2022-2023 Strategic Workplan

CHA’s 2022-2023 Strategic Workplan

Case Studies

Media Releases




CHA’s Submission on the RBNZ Risk Weighting

CHA delivered this submission to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in response to their consultation on Risk Weights.  We have urged the Reserve Bank to work with banks and financial institutions to recognise lending to registered Community Housing Providers as a...



CHA 2022 Annual Report and Audited Accounts

What a year for our Community Housing Aotearoa Ngā Wharerau o Aotearoa team. Our Annual Report highlights our service delivery, including: - 16 submissions to central and local government. - 30 trainings and events delivered on topics ranging from public health...


Community Housing Aotearoa

Contact Us

Contact Info

Level 11, Ranchhod Tower,
39 The Terrace /
102-112 Lambton Quay
PO Box 11543
Wellington 6142

+04 385 8722

Follow On