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The Playhouse Challenge is on!

TPA  & Birthright Playhouse Challenge

Tenants Protection Association Christchurch and Birthright Christchurch are proud to bring you New Zealands first 'Playhouse Challenge' and the chance to win Canterbury's inaugural 'Best Architectural Playhouse' award.

2021 Housing Forum Dates

In 2021, TPA will host Christchurch Housing Forum on the following dates:


10 February
24 March
5 May
16 June
28 July
8 September
20 October
1 December



Coffee networking starts at 12pm/ Speakers from 12.30~2pm

(Venue: Oxford Terrace Baptist Church/ Address: 288 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central City)

TPA office will close for Christmas holiday

TPA office will be closed from 23 Dec at 12pm and reopen again on the 11 Jan 2021.

Thank you for your great support this year and we wish you a Merry Christmas!

Guidelines for the Right to a Decent Home

The draft guidelines for the Right to a Decent Home are expected to be released in the next few weeks.  If you would like to know more about this you can view the project here: 

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  • NEW OPENING_TPA clinic in LOFT every Thursday morning!

    TPA is running a Clinic in 

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  • Tenancy Law are changing

    Major changes to the Residential Tenancies Act

    The Residential Tenancies

    2020 September Housing Forum is cancelled due to level 2 restriction

    Due to the restriction of mass gathering in level 2 and the uncertainty of levels shifting, TPA is sorry to announce that we have decided to cancel the housing forum originally scheduled on 16th September. Please do keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest updates around Housing and let's aim for the gathering again in October!


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    PSUSI Service Update

    Although our sites have been closed, our Enliven Programmes and Family Works Services have continued with all staff working from home to provide vital counselling support and social connection through remote channels, as well as delivering emergency supplies to vulnerable clients in need.

    Sadly, our teams are already seeing the devastating impact that COVID-19 is having on our community with many of our clients experiencing food shortages, job losses, increased anxiety and mental health concerns, social isolation and increased incidents of family harm. 

    Volunteering Canterbury Update

    Volunteering NZ has launched a new web page in response to Covid-19 to offer a range of resources and advice for both Volunteers and Organization to help navigate through these unprecendented times.


    Delta Community Support Service Update under Alert Level 3

    Delta Community Support is running two services under Level 3:

    1. Food store: delivery only, with no public comeing to the building. Ring 08002DELTA to organise a parcel.

    2. Now we are also delivering meals to our Elderly clients from the Evergreen Club from Mon-Fri.

    No other changes until Level 2.

    For more details please visit our website:

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    Contact Details

    Tenants Protection Association (ChCh) Inc
    Te Tōpū Tiaki-ā-Kainoho
    Room 3, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch 8011
    Ph.(03) 379-2297

    info [at] tpa [dot] org [dot] nz (subject: Enquiry%20from%20Website)