Kia ora, welcome to the Rangimarie TrustProviding low-rent, stable and secure housing for the Ōpōtiki community
Who are we? Ko wai tātou?
Rangimarie Trust operates in the Bay of Plenty town of Ōpōtiki. It is a Registered Charitable Trust, dedicated to being a landlord of excellence, with a genuine interest in the welfare of its tenants.
Our mission statement is:
“To provide low-rent, stable and secure housing for the Ōpōtiki community”
King Street Units
Four units at 45 King Street were launched by Mayor John Forbes at the opening ceremony on Tuesday 19 September 2017.
Richard Street Units
Our original site is a 12-unit complex at 107 Richard St
Meet Our Residents
Helga loves her home of 16 years, and takes great pride in keeping it spotless and loves her garden.
Tenants Treat Trustees
TENNANTS of the Richard Street Rangimarie Trust put on an afternoon tea for their landlords...
Fundraiser quilt gifted to museum
In the 1970's a number of Ōpōtiki residents concerned with the shortage of quality low-cost rental...
Tenants thank trust
A long term couple accepted as new tenants in the new Rangimarie Trust flats want to express their...
It’s new and easy to keep clean, warm and safe, close to town and there’s always someone to help out if I need it.
I love it here. It’s a nice unit, warm, I hardly use the heat pump- and handy to everything.
The unit is warm, affordable and comfy, and if I need anything, or anything goes wrong, I can ring up and someone will help me out.
‘I enjoy helping and being helped – I can help my older neighbours feel more secure. It’s good to have more space too, I was living in one of those cabins before, and I am a big man. It was too small!’
‘Moving here has saved my life! I feel safe, I love the neighbours and it’s close to town. It’s clean and friendly and we are well looked after by Lloyd and the Trust. I’ve got no complaints, it’s a happy environment. This is my family now – I don’t want to move again!’
ERANA D, Resident
‘The Rangimarie Trust has been amazing … we really want to thank them.’
‘I heard about it by chance, by word of mouth – I feel privileged to have found it. It’s an ideal location, close to everything – I have difficulty walking far. Got my own space, nobody in my face, but people around. I moved here from a shed tacked onto the side of a garage – so this is a big improvement!’
‘I’m 85 & grew up in Taranaki. I’ve done farmwork, driving heavy machinery, security officer, sold cars – all sorts. It’s peaceful and quiet here, and I don’t have to worry about anything. It feels secure, it’s a huge relief.’