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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 phone you to discuss your application and answer any questions you may have.

There is a very high demand for a limited number of units, so 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.