Our People


Nick is A long-term tenant, who gets on well with his neighbours and enjoys helping them when he can.


A tenant since 1985 Peggylu shifted from an older unit at Rangimarie Trust’s Richard St site to one of our new units at King St when these were built in 2017, and loves having her whānau visiting. Sadly Peggylu passed away in 2022.


Loves her home of 16 years, and takes great pride in keeping it spotless and loves her garden.


‘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!’ Donna

‘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!’ – Steve

‘It is safe and the neighbours are good. We are all good friends and look out for each other and work in together.’ – Willy (RIP)

‘It is a beautiful home and affordable.  I love living here!’ Helga

‘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.’ Don (RIP)

‘It’s the only place I have lived apart from with my family.  All of us tenants get on, there’s a good sense of community.’ – Niki

‘The community, security and affordability here are all equally important to me. It’s the only place I’ve ever lived for any length of time, just camps before this.’ Peggy (RIP)

‘It is affordable and handy for everything.’ – Wiremu (RIP)

I can live as I want and have contact and join in with my neighbours as I want. It’s peaceful and quiet.’ – Bill (RIP)

‘I feel really safe here. It is close-knit with a strong sense of community. And it’s cheaper than where I was! The units and grounds are well taken care of.’ – Amber

‘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!’ – Damien

‘The Rangimarie Trust has been amazing … we really want to thank them’. – Erena D

‘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.’ – Joyce

‘I love it here. It’s a nice unit, warm, I hardly use the heat pump- and handy to everything.’ – Tony

‘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.’ – Jennie

‘My experiences with Ranigamarie Trust is they have always got things done in and around the place
quickly when asked. Very friendly to communicate with. Pleasure to live in my home. Rangimarie
Trust is the first rented property without the fear of being sold and not having to move which I have
truely been able to make my unit my home forever. I am so lucky’. – DR (RIP)

‘I am very pleased to have been able to live here and it is a good place to live’. – LR