Healthy Homes

It’s easier than you think to keep your home healthy, comfortable and dry. Find out how to save money, reduce environmental impact and minimise health risks with our budget-friendly tips delivered through free workshops.

Healthy Homes workshops

These free and fun interactive sessions are suitable for all age groups, whether you are flatting, renting or a homeowner. Our Sustainability Advisors share budget-friendly tips and inspiration to help make homes healthier, more comfortable and drier

The workshops equip you with low cost ideas that are easy to put in place in your own home, helping you save money and improve your whānau’s health. These tips also help you conserve precious resources, reducing impact on the environment.

Workshops can be held with a minimum of ten people, and up to 25. Workshops take about an hour, which includes time for questions and answers. 

Keeping everyone safe will be our top priority, i.e. spaced seating, mask-wearing, and well-ventilated rooms – we can chat about this when you book, and we’ll organise to visit your venue before the event so we all know how the workshop will run.

For those who prefer, we are also able to do online workshops for a minimum of ten people. For more information, and to book a workshop, email [email protected] or request a workshop, below.

Request a free workshop

We welcome requests from any community groups or organisations in the Henderson-Massey, Waitākere Ranges and Whau local board areas to host a free workshop for their members.

Not sure of your local board area? Use the local board locator to check if your community group is in one of the three eligible areas. 

Your group does not need to be centred on eco-initiatives, but should be interested in fostering learning among your members. It’s a great way for social and service organisations, neighbourhood, church or community groups and more to help their members learn more about creating a healthier home.

talk to a home energy adviser

If you want to lower your power bills and have a warmer, drier house, Auckland Council has certified advisors who provide up to an hour of free impartial advice to Auckland residents and ratepayers. Tell them what your issues or questions are and you will hear back within three working days, with an answer and to arrange a suitable time for your free virtual session.

Energy saving programmes

If you are struggling to pay your power bill, you may be eligible for an EcoMatters Sustainability Advisor to visit your home through our EnergyMate or Energy Wellbeing  programmes. We offer personalised advice on how to lower your energy use and keep your home warm and dry. Find out more and request a visit.


We can provide customised posters and other help to let your members know about the workshop, once you have booked this. Please speak to one of our team members about how you can access these resources.

Download our top tips / workshop poster here (West Auckland local boards).

Download our top tips / workshop poster here (Manurewa Local Board).

Kia ORA and THANKs to

Support from the Henderson-Massey, Waitākere Ranges, and Whau local boards make it possible to deliver these workshops for free in these areas.