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From Habitat magazine - issue 12, hey habitat


Holiday fun

We own a holiday park in Northland. Over the past 10 years we have been using your paint to decorate our cabin floors. We have 11 cabins and cater for large school groups as well as tourists who say they enjoy the bright and cheerful colours of the rooms.
Elaine Campbell, our winner this issue

Stamp of colour

I am researching New Zealand postage stamps and was told that there are postage stamps that have Resene designs on them. Where are they available from?
– Peter Mellor

Resene has created a range of postage stamps over the past few years, starting from stamps featuring the CowParade through to stamps with fashion colours, mural masterpiece winners and a celebration of our history. They are sold by NZ Mail to a range of convenience stores who onsell them to customers (but unfortunately they are not available from Resene ColorShops). You can see some of the stamp designs on our website,

Stamps of colour

Helping Samoa

I heard about the Resene PaintAid appeal for Samoa and wanted to know where the paint would go once it was collected by Resene?
– John Bridges

Resene worked with Unicef to organise a collection of paint through our Resene ColorShops that could be donated to the Samoan tsunami relief. More than 8000 litres of paint, new brushes and rollers were packed into a container and shipped to Samoa for distribution. At the time of going to print, the paint was being allocated to Samoan projects most in need. Resene was delighted by the support from customers helping Samoa to get back on its feet.

Painted floor
Holiday fun
Helping Samoa
Stamps of colour
Stamps of colour

Past editions

I have looked on the website to see if I can access previous issues of Habitat magazine.I am wondering whether there is any way I can access issues prior to those that are on the internet?
– Sue Dunne

Articles from Resene Habitat are all available online, from our very first issue. Generally articles from the current issue are added within a couple of months of the new edition being available. You can download pdfs of stories and save them to your computer or email them to others if desired. Resene Habitat articles can be viewed at:

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