Our Tenant Advisory Group

Mission statement

The Tenant Advisory Group – we call it TAG – seeks inclusive, tenant-empowered ways to enrich the lives of ŌCHT tenants.


TAG was formed in 2017 and has a committee of more than a dozen ŌCHT tenants.

The committee meets monthly. It’s an advisory body: it provides advice to the Trust about things affecting tenants.

It also organises tenant-led social activities to help improve tenant wellbeing.

Its areas of interest are:

  • Social activities
  • Tenant health and wellbeing
  • Maintenance and new developments
  • Communications
  • Policies and advice

TAG activities

TAG has successfully organised and led bus trips for tenants to Hanmer Springs and Akaroa, and more trips are planned.

Such activities help encourage tenants to get out and enjoy their communities and connect with other people, making new friends.

TAG also worked with ŌCHT to organise social High Teas at complexes with lounges to encourage greater use of these spaces.

It continues to develop social activities to encourage more involvement and connectivity from all ŌCHT tenants.

TAG also provides input on communications between the Trust and tenants such as letters, social media and newsletters.

TAG members also see new development plans and are kept up-to-date throughout the new build processes.

This helps ensure tenant comments and feedback are considered and applied to the plans.

The Trust is committed to include TAG where possible on matters directly impacting tenants.

Joining TAG

If you are interested in joining TAG, please click over to our publications page to download and complete the form.

You can do that here.

Please return the completed form to admin@ocht.org.nz or drop it off at our office at 61 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central.

You can request a form by calling 0800 624 456 or emailing admin@ocht.org.nz.

dave wilson and irmgaard van schouten

TAG chairs for 2021-2022, Dave Wilson and Irmgaard van Schouten.

Send an enquiry to TAG

You can contact TAG directly using the form below:

Send an Enquiry

The Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust
61 Kilmore St,

Hours: 8.30 am-5.00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Postal: PO Box 53, Christchurch 8140

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