Wesley Rātā Village is a place to weave community and to support wellbeing and resilience. It’s a place to live and a place to visit for inspiration and strengthening connections. It’s a place for all generations, with a special position for seniors/kaumātua.
You can find the Village at 249 Rātā Street in Naenae.
Rental homes at the Village
We have 55 affordable rental homes at the village. Of those, 25 are social houses that are available to people on the government social housing register. The remaining 30 are small villas that are rented to older tenants.
There are plans underway to build another 30 affordable rental apartments at the village.
Regular activities at the Village
The village is host to a number of regular activities:
a 10-week Ageing Well course for lonely and isolated seniors living in the Hutt Valley and a regular coffee group for course graduates
activity groups throughout the month and a regular Koha Café at Kererū House
a partnership with Naenae Nature Trust to make our beautiful native bush accessible to the Naenae community
Kererū House: free art classes and open studio sessions available (Follow our Facebook page or enquire with Emily Innes for more details)
Kererū Gardens: Monthly community gardening bee held on the fourth Saturday of the month from 10 to 12 (with more regular sessions during the busy growing season). Please contact Leila Macbeth for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org