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Kowhainui Villas
Retirement Village
88 Virginia Road
Whanganui 4500
Postal Address
88 Virginia Road
Whanganui 4500
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Trish Boswell - (06) 349 1494
Presbyterian Support Central - (04) 439 4900
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Enliven’s Kowhainui Village offers a wonderful lifestyle opportunity in Whanganui’s premier suburb of Otamatea. From the friendly community spirit, right through to the perfect location, purpose built villas and townhouses and friendly staff, Kowhainui Village by Enliven has it all.

This popular village has been carefully laid out across two neighbouring sites. The boutique Kowhainui Drive villas are set in beautiful park-like surroundings, while Edith Collier Drive’s modern townhouses are set on a sweeping cul-de-sac amongst abundant rose gardens. Both sites share the vibrant Kowhainui lifestyle that residents love.

Kowhainui Village is located in Otamatea, 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 and just a few minutes drive from the CBD.

Enliven’s Kowhainui Village provides independent living, but with the security of knowing our friendly team is never far away. As a resident of Enliven’s Kowhainui Village you are, of course, free to do whatever you like, when you like. But you can be confident that our friendly team is on hand to offer the support and security you need.

At Enliven, we believe retirement is not about slowing down (unless you want to!); it’s about having the time to do the things you enjoy most. Enliven’s Kowhainui Village has been designed to let you make the most of your retirement years.

If there comes a time that you or your spouse needs extra support, as a resident of an Enliven retirement village you’ll be given preferential entry into Enliven’s rest homes. Neighbouring Kowhainui Home provides rest home care, health recovery and short-term respite. Plus, the home provides specialist hospital level care making it a perfect option for couples who need different levels of support, but want to remain close-by.
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: 28 May 2019
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: 28 May 2019
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Kowhainui Villas on Kowhainui Drive (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$325,000
High Price$350,000
Tenure TermsLicence to occupy
Service Charge DetailsOutgoings charges vary depending on your villa, but are approximately $545 to $555 per calendar month.
Kowhanui Villas on Edith Collier Drive (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$350,000
High Price$400,000
Tenure TermsLicence to occupy
Service Charge DetailsOutgoings charges vary depending on your villa, but are approximately $545 to $555 per calendar month.
Updated: 26 Jan 2021
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: 22 Jun 2018
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: 31 May 2013
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: 24 Jan 2018
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: 31 May 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
(Other comments) Yes Kowhainui Home welcomes people of all religious backgrounds and assists residents in making arrangements for worship
Updated: 31 Mar 2009
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Home and Community Health Association Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) 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 New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 5 Jun 2014

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.


In some villages there may be some Retirement Village units that have multiple uses e.g. a Serviced Apartment may also be used as a Residential Care Suite. The same unit may therefore show in several places on Eldernet.