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About Us

Mission Statement

Better Homes is part of the WISE Trust a charitable Not for Profit community based service, delivering employment initiatives and retrofitted insulation to houses in the Taranaki community since 2000. Waitara Initiatives Supporting Employment

Funded largely by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), WISE Better Homes also receives support from community groups and other organisations such as TSB Community Trust, Taranaki Electricity Trust, MSD, Midland Health Network PHO, OMV and the New Plymouth District Council to support its operational costs. Profits and reserves generated by the Trust’s operations are re-invested into the community by way of subsidised insulation, scholarships and other employment initiatives.

The WISE Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees, representative of community and stakeholder groups.


WISE Better Homes enables all people in our communities to live in safe and healthy environments.


WISE Better Homes delivers services which contribute to safe, healthy and sustainable communities by:

  1. Creating employment and training opportunities
  2. Creating healthy homes
  3. Enhancing sustainable environments
  4. Growing energy efficiency solutions

Values/Nga Uara

  • Transparency & respect in relationships
  • Quality Assurance
  • Supporting family connections & connectedness / Whanaungatanga
  • Promoting community togetherness / Kotahitanga
  • Promoting wellness / Orangatanga