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We have one bedroom rental units within Gisborne city and Te Karaka for tenants who are 55-years and over, with no dependents or dogs.

The weekly rental includes lawn mowing, building maintenance and rubbish collection.
The city complexes are close to the Gizzybus route.

Applying for a rental unit

You need to have either a Community Services or SuperGold card. Attach a photocopy of your card to your application.

Rental Unit Application Form [PDF, 128 KB]

Once we've received your application, we'll contact you to arrange an interview time. The interview is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.

Due to the high demand for a limited number of units, there's often a waiting list before a unit may become available.

Once you're successful we require a bond of $350 plus 2 weeks rent in advance.

Location of units and weekly rental costs

Our single units can fit one single bed. The twin bedroom units can fit one double bed or 2 single beds.

We have rental unit complexes in Elgin, Lytton, Mangapapa, central city, Kaiti and Te Karaka. 

Elgin Court, 184 Lytton Road

8 twin bedroom units - weekly rental $170 
Some units have carports
On bus route and within walking distance of Elgin shops

Lytton Court, 169 Lytton Road

22 single units - weekly rental $160 
One twin unit - weekly rental $170
One disabled unit - weekly rental $170
On the bus route and within walking distance of a Elgin shops

Mangapapa - Awhina Court, 1 Ayton Street

14 single units - weekly rental $160
Community room
Close to a food market and bus stop
6-8 minute drive to city centre

Mangapapa - Rangimarie Court, 2 Hospital Road

13 single units - weekly rental $160
Community room
Bus stop outside complex
5 minute drive to city centre

Central City - Attlee Place, Carnarvon Street

5 larger units with twin bedrooms - weekly rental $175 
Lock up garages available with some units
No community room

Kaiti - Barwick Place, 130 Wainui Road

6 single units - weekly rental $160
No community room
10 minute walk to city

Kaiti - Craig Court, 15 Craig Road

8 single units - weekly rental $160
No community room
Close to Kaiti Mall shops, 5 minute drive to city centre

Kaiti - Frances Gregory Court, 20 Jackson Street

10 single units - weekly rental $160
one twin unit - weekly rental $170
Community room
Walking distance to Kaiti Mall shops

Kaiti - Wildish Court, Wildish Street

12 single units - weekly rental $160
12 twin units - weekly rental $170
Community room
Close to Kaiti Mall and De Lautour Rd shops. About 5 minute drive to city centre

Te Karaka Court, 15 Balfour Road

7 twin units with carports - weekly rental $160
Rural area - close to Te Karaka township, about 20 minute drive to Gisborne

Weekly rental costs

Rental unitLocationSingleTwin
Attlee Place Carnarvon St   $175
Awhina Court Ayton St $160  
Barwick Place Wainui Rd $160  
Craig Court Craig Rd $160  
Elgin Court Lytton Rd   $170
Frances Gregory Court Jackson St $160 $170
Lytton Court Lytton Rd $160 $170
Lytton Court - disabled unit Lytton Rd   $170
Rangimarie Court Hospital Rd $160  
Te Karaka Court Balfour St $160 $170
Wildish Court Wildish St $160 $170

Rents are valid to 31 March and are reviewed on an annual basis. When a tenant wishes to vacate a unit, bond payments are fully refundable if the unit is in the same condition as when it was first occupied. These rental properties are GST exempt.