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The Council owns and operates pensioner flats at Paeroa, Waihi and Ngatea.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be at least 60 years of age. In the case of a couple applying, both must be at least 60 years of age.

All applicants must complete the prescribed form Application for a Pensioner Flat [PDF, 85 KB] Adobe PDF document and supply all the information that is required. The applicant(s) signature must be witnessed by a Justice of the Peace.

The applicant(s) must have a genuine housing need.

The length of time that an applicant has resided within the Hauraki District will cause greater consideration to be given to that applicant.

Consideration will also be given to the compatibility of the applicant with existing tenants.

Currently, the Council subsidises pensioner flat rentals by 30% (reducing to 15% over the next few years) of the current market rental, and therefore, applicants are asset tested.

However, applications will be received from those with a higher level of assets and the subsidy will be reduced accordingly.

Asset Level Criteria
  Single Couple Rental Subsidy 
Under  $25,000 $30,000 30%
  $30,000 $35,000 25% 
  $35,000 $40,000  20%
  $40,000 $45,000 10% 
Over  $45,000 $50,000 Not eligible for subsidy

The asset level will be fixed on commencement of occupancy with a review of the rental available only in the case of proven hardship.

Assets include cash in hand or bank, investments, shares, bonds, debentures, house and land (current Government valuation), life insurance policies (surrender value) and motor vehicle. Furniture is excluded.

Elderly Persons Housing Rental


Pensioner Flats/ Units 
Rental cost per week
(no GST)
20 Pauls Drive - Single Bedroom (4 Units) $187.00
Kaihere Road - Single Bedroom (4 Units)  $187.00
18 Paul Drive - Older style Single bedroom (4 Units)  $187.00
Junction Road - Single Bedroom (18 Units)  $187.00
King Street - Single Bedroom (6 Units)  $187.00
Seddon Street - Single bedroom (4 Units)  $187.00
Seddon Street - Bedsit (2 Units) $180.00
Moresby Ave - Single Bedsit (4 Units)  $180.00
Moresby Ave / Elliott Street - Single Bedroom (7 Units)  $187.00
Kenny Street - Double Bedroom (2 Units)  $187.00
Kenny Street - Older Single Bedsit (2 Units)  $180.00

Please Note:

  • All rents are payable fortnightly in advance by direct credit through a bank account
  • Tenants are required to enter into a simple form of tenancy agreement.
  • Generally, no pets are allowed.