TAG seeks new members

TAG chairwoman 2020 Noeline Monsef.

TAG chairwoman for 2020, Noeline Monsef.

The Tenant Advisory Group is keen to welcome new members in the new year.

TAG is a group of tenant volunteers who advise ŌCHT.  They raise things affecting tenants and drive projects that contribute to community life.

Many will know about TAG from some of the activities it has supported.

It has organised bus trips out-of-town, and it has even organised high teas in many community lounges.

TAG chairwoman Noeline Monsef says the group is also very interested in the things that last much longer than time with new friends.

Tenant health and wellbeing is an important focus. Current wellbeing projects include exploring a new way to help tenants save on their power.

  • Learn more about TAG here

TAG also advises ŌCHT on maintenance and is kept up-to-date about projects affecting residents, including ŌCHT’s building projects.

TAG discusses new developments as they move from concept to build, and it has input into them. It is also part of the process when ŌCHT develops policies that’ll affect tenants.

It’s a small group – there are about a dozen members at the moment – but any tenant can apply, Noeline says.

You don’t have to be an expert on anything in particular; you just need to be keen and available to help, and able to attend a monthly meeting.

Noeline steps down from her role at the end of the year, but she’ll still be part of TAG.

She’ll focus on the Housing Heroes Awards – and on getting more people involved in TAG.

Irmgaard van Schouten and Dave Wilson will be TAG’s chair and deputy next year. They will switch roles through the next term.

They’d love to hear from you.

dave wilson and irmgaard van schouten

TAG co-chairs from 2021, Dave Wilson and Irmgaard van Schouten.


Joining the TAG team

Download the application form – you’ll find it here.

Call ŌCHT on 0800 624 456 or email admin@ocht.org.nz and we’ll send a form to you

Any questions?

You can contact TAG using the form at the bottom of the TAG page. You can link to it from here.

  • Call ŌCHT on 0800 624 456


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