Pensioner Housing

The South Taranaki District Council provides affordable one bedroom Pensioner Housing units in communities throughout the district.

The units are suitable for tenants who are able to live independently and care for themselves and their units. Units are located in:

  • Opunake
  • Manaia
  • Hawera
  • Eltham
  • Kaponga
  • Patea
  • Waverley

The Council Tenancy Support Officer visits all tenants on a regular basis to check on their general well-being and provide assistance to access other social or support services, if required.

All tenants of South Taranaki Pensioner Housing units must meet the following criteria:
Be in receipt of New Zealand Superannuation.
Have total assets, including cash, investments, house and other property, not exceeding $20,000 in the case of a single person and $25,000 for couples (excluding car, furniture and personal effects)
Have additional income below the current gross income limit for Work and Income NZ Accommodation Supplement.

Units which have been vacant for a period of over 12 weeks may be rented to tenants over 55 years of age and in receipt of an Invalids or Widows Benefit from Work and Income NZ, provided they meet the income and asset criteria above.

For more information about the units, current vacancies and rental rates contact:

Katherine Pollard
Tenancy Support Officer
South Taranaki District Council
Phone 0800 111 323 or email:


The renting and tenancy services are managed by South Taranaki District Council.
You can pick up an application form from any South Taranaki District Council LibraryPlus or contact the Tenancy Support Officer.