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Kowhainui Village

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Kowhainui Village
Retirement Village
88 Virginia Road
Whanganui 4500
Postal Address
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Trish Boswell - (06) 349 1494
Presbyterian Support Central - (04) 439 4900
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Enliven's sought-after Kowhainui Village has been carefully laid out across two neighbouring sites in the prestigious suburb of Otametea.

The 17 modern, purpose-built brick villas on Edith Collier Drive, many with an attached conservatory, each boast private courtyards set among established rose gardens. The 16 boutique villas on Kowhainui Drive are set in beautiful park-like surroundings, each with private garden areas. Both sites share the vibrant Kowhainui lifestyle that residents love and offer boutique retirement living at its best.

Each of the two bedroom villas include:

- a modern kitchen complete with oven, hob, rangehood and dishwasher
- heat pump/air conditioning unit
- modern, wet-floor bathroom
- garage
- private courtyard or garden area
- quality carpet and slip-resistant vinyl flooring
- quality curtains and blinds

At Kowhainui Village, everything is at your fingertips. While the village is placed outside the hustle and bustle of town for peace and quiet, it is only a 15 minute walk from St John’s Hill Shopping Centre, which includes a chemist, dairy, hairdressers, and takeaway shop.

However, one of the best things about a move to Kowhainui Village is you can focus on enjoying your retirement while we take care of the rest. We’ll look after the property maintenance and gardening; we even offer meals and housekeeping services.
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
No open days are currently scheduled.
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Trish Boswell
Phone (06) 349 1494
Email View Email Address
Updated: 11 Oct 2022
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Covenant Trustee Services Ltd
Address PO Box 4243, Shortland Street
City/Town Auckland, 1140
Phone (09) 302 0638
Updated: 14 Nov 2022
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Diversional Therapist Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Meals - Available On-site Yes
Home Help - Available On-site No Enliven can help you arrange in-home support services.
Home Help - External Provider Negotiable
Registered Nurse Yes
Nursing Care Negotiable
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 14 Nov 2022
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes
Community Complex Yes
24 Hour Security Yes
Newsletter Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes
Transport Available Yes
Chapel Yes
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes
Updated: 14 Nov 2022
Special Features
Special Features
The icing on the cake for the residents of Enliven’s Kowhainui Village is knowing that by purchasing a villa, they’re investing in the future. As a not-for-profit organisation, all the proceeds from the sale of Enliven’s retirement villas and apartments are invested back into Enliven facilities, or into social services for vulnerable children and families provided by Family Works, which is also part of Presbyterian Support Central.
Updated: 14 Nov 2022
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Art, Arthritis society, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Mah Jong, Men, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Park, Parties, Pastoral care, Petanque, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, RSA, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Vegetarian, Videos, Views
Updated: 14 Nov 2022
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Home and Community Health Association Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes Retirement Village registration number 2029382
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
The Eden Alternative Yes
Home and Community Health Association Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 14 Nov 2022

NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.


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