Pensioner Cottages

We maintain 16 one to two bedroom pensioner cottages in Torquay Street. This page has information about how to apply and criteria for Pensioner Cottages in Kaikōura.

Criteria


We prioritize allocation of this housing based on the needs of our residents, medical and personal circumstances are taken into account. See full criteria here.

 

Rental charges for Pensioner Cottages are:

Single - $125 per week

Double - $165 per week

Spare room - $185 per week

First priority for people who:

  • Are 65 years of age or over
  • Do not have personal assets that exceed $30,000 for a single person or $40,000 for a married couple
  • Do not have interests in or own property.

Second priority for people who:

  • Are 60 years of age or over
  • Have personal assets of up to $90,000
  • Do not have interests in or own property.

Third priority for people who:

  • Invalid beneficiaries 55 years of age or over
  • Have personal assets of up to $90,000
  • Do not have interests in or own property.

How to apply


To find out more or talk to someone about being considered for a flat you can call Council on 03 319 5026. 

To apply, complete an application form, and return to Council either in person, in the post or via email to kdc@kaikoura.govt.nz

  • Pensioner Cottages application form
  • All applications and related information are confidential
  • Council flats have a no smoking policy
  • Dogs are not permitted, other pets are by prior arrangement only

If you require assistance filling in the application form or gathering the correct documentation to support your application, come and see a member of the team at Council.