About temporary villages

The government built 124 units at four temporary accommodation villages to house residents displaced by the 2010/2011 Christchurch earthquakes. Since 2011 over 1,100 households have been placed into village accommodation. the villages comprise of: 

  • Kaiapoi Domain Village, 22 re-locatable units, closed in April 2016

  • Rawhiti Domain Village, 20 re-locatable units, scheduled to close June 2017 - Housing is being repurposed for Kaikoura earthquake recovery purposes and has been reserved for sale to rural property owners

  • Linwood Park Village, 42 re-locatable units, sold to Christchurch City Council May 2017

  • Rangers Park, 40 permanent units, expected to close toward the end of 2017. As demand eases the houses will be sold one-by-one and repurposed for social housing, KiwiSaver Home Start grant eligible-first home buyers and affordable housing supply.

Temporary accommodation in Rangers Park is for householders (both homeowners and people in rented accommodation) whose homes are uninhabitable and need suitable rental accommodation while their house or land is repaired or rebuilt. Households who want to reside in Rangers Park must intend to return to their home once it is repaired or rebuilt, or intend to remain in Canterbury if red zoned.

Green spaces have been left free for recreation and communal areas. Residents are able to park vehicles outside their dwelling. Pets are allowed, in most situations.  Some units have high level of accessibility and usability for people with disabilities or mobility issues.  There are also some partially furnished units.

Depending on what is available at the time, people will be offered accommodation on sites as close to their own communities as possible.

To register please fill in an assessment form online. Alternatively, you can call 0800 673 227 for assistance (Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm).

Fill in the assessment form online

Rangers Park