Making life a little easier.

The Kenneth F. Weaver Trust Inc. is a fully registered Charitable Trust that owns and operates 29 cosy pensioner units exclusively for the elderly in Christchurch (the garden city).

Rental security for life

Once you are a tenant, you have the peace of mind of a home for life.

Affordable living

We offer our units at an affordable rate (below market rate) for all of our tenants.

Cosy & well maintained

Our units are well managed and we pride ourselves in keeping them in top order.

Exclusively for the elderly

Our units are exclusively for the elderly. You must be at least 60 years of age to be eligible for rental tenancy.

Lovely gardens

Have a green thumb? Our properties have some lovely gardens, which are well maintained by the tenants and a gardener.

Peaceful & friendly

We hope that you may enjoy some peaceful accommodation, and have the opportunity to make new friends.

I have been a tenant of the Kenneth F Weaver Trust for the last 10 years. The trust has made me feel welcomed, comfortable and safe in my unit, in which I now call my home. I would recommend their properties to anyone.
Margaret DayTenant
I have been a very happy tenant of the Kenneth F Weaver Trust for 24 years. Treated with respect and kindness encouraged to make the flat my home and feel it really is. I would like to say, thank you to the trust.
June McIntoshTenant
I have been living in my unit for the past 10 years. The units have a lovely outlook and are close to the shops and bus stops. I feel secure and safe at all times and am very happy living here.
Francis MarksTenant

About the Units

We have a total of 29 units at 4 different locations. All of our units are warm, sunny and spacious enough to cater for couples or a single person.

At the 34 Abberley Crescent, St Albans we have 14 single bedroom units (single or couples). At our 699 Barbadoes Street, Edgeware location we have 10 single bedroom units. There are 4 garages on site to rent at an additional cost per fortnight. These garages are in high demand, so if you are interested your name will go on a waiting list. Our third location – 132 Hills Road, Edgeware has 2 x two bedroom units. And our last location is 7 Trist Place, Edgeware which has 2 units, a single bedroom unit and a two bedroom unit. Units at this location have heat pumps.

Please note that pets are not allowed and none of our locations have off street parking.

Units in total
Single Bedroom Units
Two Bedroom Units

How to apply?

To apply to rent one of our units, you must fit the following conditions:

1. Age requirement

You must be over 60 years of age.

2. Genuine need

You must have a genuine housing need.

3. Limited assets

You must have less than $25,000 in cash.

If you fit the above criteria, then you are eligible to apply to rent one of our units. To apply, simply fill out an application form and we will be in touch. There are two application forms to choose from, (1) download a printable application form, which you will need to post or email to us or (2) our online applications form, which you can fill out here and we will receive it straight away.

Kenneth F. Weaver QSM

(Received QSM Queens Service Medal on the 6th June 2005 for Community Services)

The Kenneth F Weaver Trust set up to provide low-cost rental housing for pensioners. My charitable work today is a big part of my life. In 1973 Kenneth F Weaver saw a need for low-cost housing for over sixties who could not afford to pay for quality secure rental accommodation for them.

The trust was originally called the Glenora, now renamed Kenneth F Weaver Trust. The Trust received a loan from Housing Corporation to build 14 units in Abberley Crescent, St Albans. This was followed in 1982 by another 10 units in Barbadoes Street, Edgeware and in 2001 by 2 flats in Trist Place, Edgeware.

Initial rental for each unit was $11.75 for a single pensioner and $18.75 for a couple. In 2003 the rents were $71.00 per week. We take great pride in our immaculate grounds and gardens full of roses, come spring our tenants do us proud with their well-manicured gardens.

Note: Some of the information above was written by David Killick in the Christchurch Press Monday 24th November 2003

The Board

Karen M Weaver

027 40 42 415

Craig E Weaver

Assistant Manager
021 12 85 498

Michael Hanna


Jenny Smith


Gary Weaver


Denise Hanna


Contact Us.

If you are interested in renting one of our pensioner units, and would like to speak with someone, please call our Manager of the units – Karen M Weaver on 027 40 42 415, or Craig E Weaver on 021 12 85 498. To apply please fill out our application form here and we will be in touch.