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Retirement HousingNgā whare whakatānga

Council operates retirement housing in our District for those who are retired/pensioners. This page provides key information on the flats, including rent and bond.

Retirement/Pensioner Housing

Central Hawke's Bay District Council owns 24 flats in Waipukurau and 24 in Waipawa for Retirement Housing

Ruahine Place, Waipukurau

20 flats

Wellington Road, Waipukurau

4 flats -

Kingston Place, Waipawa

24 flats

 The flats are operated by Council, with several services provided by local contractors.

To be eligible for a flat you must be over the age of 60.

To apply for a flat please contact Council on +64 68578060 or email

An application form is available to download here

Each flat consists of a kitchen/laundry, living room, 1 bedroom (can fit 2 single beds or 1 queen/double bed), bathroom and a storage cupboard at the back door.


Council maintains the building and lawns. Tenants are expected to keep the small garden around the outside of the flat in a tidy condition.

Car Parking

The Wellington Road flats have carports. Kingston Place has parking pads or an area behind the flats for parking. Ruahine Place has parking pads on one side and parking on the street on the other side.


Some flats have a council owned heat pump which Council pays for an annual service and any maintenance which it requires. There is an additional weekly charge for these flats.

Some flats have a heat pump that has been installed by a tenant. Often these units are left in place when the flat is vacated. Servicing and maintenance is the responsibility of the current tenant. There is no extra charge for these flats. Where a flat has no heating, the tenant is responsible for supplying a heater, Council has electric outlets suitable for the unit to be plugged in, or Council will install a heat pump and the additional weekly charge will then apply.


Rent is reviewed each year and as Landlord, Council must give a tenant 60 days notice in writing of any proposed change to the rent. Any rent increase is currently effective 1 July each year.

Rent is paid by direct debit only.

Services to Flat

Council does not pay for services, it is the responsibility of the tenant to arrange with service providers for power and telephone supply, and to provide their own telephone.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Electricity
  • Telephone
  • Insurance on personal property
  • Other services that tenants may require such as a personal medical alarm

Tenants are responsible for maintaining the property's fixtures and fitting to an acceptable clean, tidy standard and serviceable condition.

Flat Availability

If a flat is not available immediately on application, your name will be placed on a waiting list.



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