This page contains information about Council's pensioner housing in Whangarei.
20/02/2020 8:32 a.m.
Interested in Council’s Pensioner Housing units for yourself or a loved one?
Council provides 164 units for older adults living in the Whangarei District. These units provide housing that is safe, affordable and age-friendly for independently living retirees.
We are proud to offer these villages all over the district for older adults to live and age in their communities. Villages range in size from 2 to18 units in Kamo, Tikipunga, Maunu, Onerahi and Hikurangi.
Learn more about the cost, facilities, responsibilities and support associated with our Pensioner Housing units below:
- all units are well kept and are usually located on flat sites near shops and transport services
- we have 142 one bedroom units, 17 bedsits and 5 two-bedroom units
- most villages have off street parking available and some green space
- all units have security doors and smoke alarms
- all units are insulated
- most are easily accessible with ramps, handrails and wet showers
- furnishings and whiteware are the responsibility of the tenants
- rent is a fixed cost of the current superannuation payment
- single and two bedroom units are calculated at 30% of your weekly superannuation
bedsits are 28%
- your bond is set at four weeks rent and two weeks rent in advance, due at the start of your tenancy
- water, lawns, gutter cleaning and exterior cleaning is included in your rent
- building insurance and rates are paid by council
- we have dedicated contractors who will do any necessary repairs and maintenance
- tenants deal directly with our friendly Tenancy Managers - Whangarei Agricultural and Pastoral Society
What is the process to get a unit?
Step 1 - Check you met the eligibility criteria below
- aged 65 + and retired from fulltime work
- a New Zealand citizen or be permitted to reside in New Zealand
- have limited financial assets - $40,000 single or $60,000 couple (excludes car, furniture and personal affects) and
- able to live independently
Step 2 - Complete an application form
Download and save a copy to your computer first. You can then fill it out on your computer and save it.
Alternatively, you can can print one at any of our local libraries.
Pensioner Housing Application Form [722kb]
Step 3 - Demonstrate the attributes below through relevant documentation
- can live independently within a communal housing environment
- have a good tenant history or can provide referees who can comment on your suitability,
- have a good credit rating,
- have a clean criminal record.
Step 4 - Send your completed application form and the relevant documents
Send your completed application form and the relevant documents to Whangarei Agricultural and Pastoral Society.
If your application meets all the requirements, you will be invited to a face-to-face meeting.
If you are successful, you will be placed on our register.
Applicants are prioritised based on housing need and other criteria.
Want to find out more?
Download our Pensioner Housing Summary Booklet and Residents Handbook from the links below.
Pensioner Housing Residents Handbook [1.1mb]
Pensioner Housing Summary Booklet [902kb]
We're here to help!
Contact Council’s friendly Tenancy Managers are here to help you with further information or completing an application form.
Contact them on:
Whangarei Agricultural and Pastoral Society
P.O. Box 3
127 Bank Street, Whangarei
Telephone: 09 438 3109 extension 1