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

Eligibility Criteria

The Council will establish eligibility for tenancy in accordance with the following criteria.

  • Tenants MUST be at least 65 years of age. A person can apply before the age of 65, however will not be considered eligible for placement until they turn 65 years of age.
  • Be a New Zealand resident or citizen.
  • In the case of couples, one tenant must be 65 years of age or older.
  • Applicants must be eligible to receive the Accommodation Supplement from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD). Those tenants that cannot receive the Work and Income NZ (WINZ) Accommodation Supplement, generally means that they have too much money or income and should be renting in the private sector.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a genuine housing need, and
  •  Applicants must be self-reliant or have the necessary support to live independently. Independent living is defined as a person who is able to look after themselves and engage or manage any support services they require in order to live in the unit as it is presented at the commencement of the tenancy. Support services can include assistance with personal care and cleanliness of the unit but cannot extend to the requirement of a full time or overnight/live in carer. A person who can live without presenting avoidable risk or harm to themselves or others.
  • Consideration will be given to the compatibility of the applicant with existing tenants.
  • Tenants must be able to contribute constructively to harmonious community life within the complex. Disruptive, antisocial or threatening behaviour towards other tenants, their visitors, Council staff and their contractors will not be tolerated

 The Council acknowledges its role as landlord, and as such, will be accessible and diligent towards the general welfare of its tenants.  This will not extend to the provision of social services (other than that to which Council has agreed to) to tenants, as these services are better provided by other professional service providers.

Applications and waiting lists

Application forms are available to download online or at one of our Council Offices.

 Application for a Pensioner Flat [PDF, 105 KB] Adobe PDF document 


The Council maintains a waiting list of prospective tenants which will be regularly reviewed and updated. Please note demand is often in excess of the number of units available, therefore priority will be given to applicants who live in the District and who obtain the highest score on the Applicant Assessment Form 

Elderly Persons Housing Rental
Pensioner Flats/ Units 
Rental cost per week
(no GST)
20 Paul Drive - Single Bedroom (4 Units) $187.00
Kaihere Road - Single Bedroom (4 Units)  $187.00
18 Paul Drive - 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 - Single Bedroom (2 Units)  $187.00
Kenny Street - 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.