New Zealand Operations

New Zealand Operations

Compass has been providing tenancy services, property management and housing solutions for people in need for over 30 years.


Compass’ vision is for a world in which all people have access to adequate and affordable housing and are engaged in sustainable communities. The pursuit of this vision is not bound by national borders or geography, and it is this that spurred Compass to expand its service offering to New Zealand.

We have formed strong and productive relationships with the Ministry of Social Development and other key government agencies, and established a number of key partnerships with other social service providers.

Our emerging operation currently provides homes to 88 households in South Auckland covering a diverse mix of ethnicities and age groups.  In addition to affordable rent, Compass NZ tenants receive free electricity, water and internet access.

Compass is registered with the New Zealand Community Housing Regulatory Authority as a Class 1 Social Housing Landlord – and is also a registered charity in New Zealand with any generated surpluses reinvested straight back into additional social housing in the same area, or into community development programs for local tenants.

CLICK HERE to go to the dedicated Compass New Zealand site.

At Compass we believe community housing is about more than providing accommodation.

 Our tenants live in mixed tenure complexes meaning social tenants are part of close knit communities in which social tenants, private renters and private home owners live side by side.

In addition to its Auckland operation Compass NZ has a head office in Christchurch.

Prior to taking up her position with Compass, our NZ General Manager Bernadette Pinnell spent four years working on the Canterbury rebuild.

Bernadette has a track record of delivering social infrastructure including housing renewal projects, new models of affordable housing and business plans for urban development in both Australia and New Zealand.


Compass New Zealand is interested in partnering with local governments, developers, investors and other community housing providers on projects that deliver best practice tenancy management and which create additional affordable housing for New Zealand families.  




Tenant Assistance
Compass NZ Operations


Partners & General Enquiries
Compass NZ – General Manager
Bernadette Pinnell
Phone:  +64 2136 6732