Who can stay at Te Mahia Community Village?

Te Mahia Community Village is available to those in need, but unfortunately sometimes we may refuse if we feel a person may pose a risk to either themselves or others living in the Village, in which case we may not be equipped or trained to accommodate.

How much is it to move in?

If we have medium term boarding available, we generally ask for 1 weeks' rent and 1 weeks' bond in advance

Do you accept WINZ/MSD quotes?

Yes we do. We accept payment cards from WINZ/MSD.

What happens to the bond when I move out?

For boarding cabins, if you happen to damage Village property during your stay, the cost of repair/replacement will be deducted from your bond. If you leave owing rent arrears, this too can be deducted from the bond. If you leave the room in an acceptable state and have no rent arrears, the bond will be refunded to you online into your bank account.

How many people can stay in a cabin at Te Mahia Community Village?

Currently in a single cabin, a maximum of 3 people are allowed. In future we will have two bedroom cabins and these will be able to accommodate 4-5 people.

Can I have visitors?

Yes, but remember that the maximum number of people that can stay overnight in a cabin/room (see above). In some instances, visitors may not be allowed e.g occupants who apply for emergency accommodation may have certain conditions where visitors may not be allowed. 

Can visitors stay over for a few nights?

Yes, there is no extra charge for visitors, as long as the maximum number of occupants doesn't go over 3 people for a single cabin, or 2 people in a transportable cabin. We also ask that any extra visitors (if you already have 3 people staying in a cabin), leave the Village by 10pm.

What if I want to add or remove someone long term? 

If you want to add an occupant to your boarding house rental agreement, just come and see us the office to organise this. Please note that we don't accept cabin rooms to be 'sublet' to others.

I have my own cabin/caravan, can I rent a site only?

Yes, if we have empty sites available you can rent a site off us if your cabin/caravan can fit on the site. Generally we can fit a portable cabin/caravan maximum size of 6.5m length x 3.5m width. Sites include power and water. Those who bring in their own room are still be subject to the House Rules of the Village. Check with us for current rates.

What are the House Rules all about?

Being a part Boarding facility, we have a lot of rooms/cabins in close proximity to each other. In order to help prevent problems arising along the way, we need to put in place House Rules. They are basically common sense rules, like keeping music down at night, supervising your children, being clean/tidy, room inspections and so on. The House Rules also cover things that we will absolutely not tolerate - things such as fighting, intimidation, threats, theft, damage etc. Some of these can lead to instant eviction.

Can I drive my car in?

Tenants who stay at Te Mahia are given a Te Mahia sticker for their vehicle and they are allocated one car park next to their room. They can drive in and out at any time of the day or night.

Visitors are asked to park outside the Village. We ask this to keep the village secure for tenants who stay here, and also not to have an 'over-congestion' of vehicles on the roads within the Village grounds.

Are pets allowed?

We are no longer allowing pets at the Village

Can I bring by own laundry washing machine or dryer?

No, Te Mahia Community Village has it's own communal laundries. 

What about clothes lines?

Each room has it's own small clothes lines mounted outside. 

What are the rules on alcohol?

Alcohol is allowed, but drinking is limited to your rooms/sites or areas designated by management. Walking around the Village drinking alcohol is not allowed. We do not tolerate disorderly behaviour, or disruptions to other tenants.

Is there a smoking policy?

We have a strict non-smoking policy in all of our cabin rooms, Village buildings and communal facilities.

What if I have a problem with another tenant?

If you have any issues or problems with any tenants, we ask that you come to the main office to discuss the issue and not to take matters into your own hands. Please remember the House Rules.

Are there many problems at Te Mahia Community Village?

Ever since we welcomed in our wonderful new management team, we rarely have any issues. We have 'zero tolerance' policy for those who disrupt the safety and security of other tenants. If you have any personal issues, we urge you to come and see our helpful team. We are more than happy to put you in touch with organisations who can assist you.


If you have any further questions, please feel free to call or email us.