What we do . About Wesley Rātā Village

About Wesley Rātā Village

Re-weaving community: across the generations, everyone contributing to a good life.

Wesley Rātā Village is a community resource that provides good homes for residents and is a place for Naenae’s community to come and build wellbeing and resilience.

You can find Wesley Rātā Village at 249 Rātā Street in Naenae, on the site of the former Wesleyhaven Rest home and Hospital, which operated from 1955 to 2017.

Wesley Community Action has retained the site as community asset, working closely with residents and Naenae locals to develop an innovative and intergenerational community for all.

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Rental housing 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 privately to older tenants. 

Housing enquiries: info@wesleyca.org.nz

Regular activities at the Village

The village is host to a number of regular activities. These include:

  • a regular 10-week Ageing Well programme for lonely and isolated seniors living in the Hutt Valley
  • 10-week parenting programme Baby’s Place (Contact bronwen.olds@gmail.com / 027 677 8052)
  • the Rātā Playgroup
  • community lunches, afternoon teas and activity groups throughout the month
  • 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 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: hutttimebank@gmail.com

Venues for hire

We have a range of venues suitable for workshops, team meetings, planning days or community functions. Find out more.

Village reports

Village results reports

  2021 to 2022             2020 to 2021            2019 to 2020             2018 to 2019                                                  

.Art House Report May 2021

In early 2021 we trialled a new art studio space in one of our disused buildings

This is evolving into a vibrant creative community space, and will soon include a barista training kitchen/koha cafe in partnership with Trade School Industries.

Download the report

Wesley Rātā Village Vision Document

During 2018 we worked with the Naenae community to develop a vision for how to develop the Village.

We recently updated the document and we’ll continue to update it as things change.

Download the latest version of the vision document.


New community housing project at the Village

In February 2019 we started working on an $8.4m  project to build 25 affordable rental homes at Wesley Rātā Village.

The homes will be made available to applicants on the Government’s Housing Register for people who have been assessed as eligible for social housing and are waiting to be matched to a house. Read more


Re-weaving community at Wesley Rātā Village

Wesley Rātā Village

Community enquiries:
Emily Innes
E: einnes@wesleyca.org.nz

Housing enquiries:

249  Rata Street
Lower Hutt, 5011