Whanganui - Manawatu Housing

The region offers a wide variety of housing options and styles, from traditional turn-of-the century villas and historic residences to modern executive homes.
Looking for general housing information?

If you’re considering a country lifestyle, Whanganui Manawatu is a particularly good choice with lots of small rural properties available. Housing prices in this part of New Zealand tend to be lower than in many other areas.


To find rental houses available in the area you can look online, in local newspapers or the Property Press magazine, or on social websites like Neighbourly.

Trade Me Property - advertises a large number of properties to rent in Whanganui Manawatu.

MBIE Market Rents - lists the average weekly rent being charged for properties in Whanganui Manawatu. 

MBIE Tenancy Information - contains information about your rights and obligations when renting a property in New Zealand.


Trade Me - find houses to buy in Whanganui Manawatu.

Quotable Value (QV) - search and compare average house prices in the Whanganui Manawatu region.

Sorted - information on getting a mortgage in New Zealand.

Real Estate - has the country’s most comprehensive selection of real estate listings online.

LIM reports

Before you buy a property you should check its Land Information Memorandum (LIM). LIMs provide comprehensive information about the land and buildings on a particular property. A LIM report can be purchased from the local council.

Council rates

Rates are the taxes levied by councils to help fund the work they do locally. You can find out what the rates are going to be on a property you may be considering buying.

Utilities and services


There are many options for phone and internet providers. See more information about mobile, phone and internet providers on our Getting Connected page.

Getting connected

Electricity and gas

Electricity Authority - find all the power companies to choose from in Whanganui Manawatu.

Consumer Powerswitch - compare all your gas and electricity options.

Rubbish and recycling

Information about roadside rubbish collection and recycling can be found on your local council website.

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