Dog Registration: You may receive delays in receiving a response due to the fact we've received so many enquiries and our system is playing catching up - rest assured, we're working through these requests as quickly as possible. Check out our dog registration page for more information.

About Manaaki

Manaaki is a te ao Māori concept that encompasses hospitality, kindness, and respect for others. It involves caring for, supporting and uplifting those around you, creating a sense of community and well-being. 

This Manaaki page is an information hub to help support people find suitable housing in our district. As more people migrate here to enjoy the magic of Queenstown Lakes, there is more demand for our already-stretched accommodation. Manaaki is all about providing support, care and hospitality to those who need it most. 

Our district’s housing challenges are well-documented and we’re working with a range of partners to address these issues. Together, there are lots of ways we can help ease our accommodation pressures and help people to find a home. 

Browse Manaaki

Information and resources for those affected by our local housing challenges and tips for those who wish to help.