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Metlifecare St Andrew's
Retirement Village
41 Bryce Street
Cambridge 3434
Postal Address
Same as above
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Rachael Hall - 07 974 1641
Metlifecare - 0800 909 303
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Helen Jarman - 07 849 8233
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Metlifecare St. Andrew's retirement village offers independent living by way of 51 delightful one, two and three bedroom villas and 11, one and two bedroom apartments situated in the heart of Cambridge.

English-style Cambridge is a highly desirable retirement area for people from throughout the Waikato, due to its relaxed lifestyle, lush beauty and wonderful shopping and cafés. Nestled adjacent to the centre of the town is Metlifecare St. Andrew's, the most centrally located retirement village in Cambridge.

The retirement village has generous grounds of around two hectares and is adjacent to the picturesque and historic St Andrew's Church. This wonderful location offers easy access by foot or vehicle to main street shopping, medical centres, banks, supermarkets, churches and community facilities.

The ‘Agreement’ allows for the occupancy of a villa or apartment for as long as it may be needed. However occupants do not purchase the land on which the dwelling stands. The ORAs are secured by a first charge encumbrance granted in favour of the statutory supervisor (Covenant Trustee Company Ltd).

Residents have the support of Metlifecare in terms of governance, management and administration.

Our Villas have one, two and three bedrooms each with a well appointed kitchen, dining and lounge area – and some with their own garages or carports. There are carport blocks available for some dwellings also.

They feature wheelchair accessible showers with non-slip floors and safety rails. All are equipped with security doors. There is security lighting throughout the Village.

The Moxon Centre is now open with community facilities available to all residents and includes 11 one, two and three bedroom independent living apartments situated on the top floor of the Moxon Centre. The Moxon Centre apartments are completely self-contained and most offer the following as standard:

• Drapes and sun filter curtains
• 100% wool carpet
• Electric glass hob
• Electric wall oven
• Fridge/freezer
• Range hood
• Single dishdrawer
• Laundry tub, washing machine and dryer
• Non-slip tiled deck/ balcony
• Pre-wired for UHF, SKY TV, phone and internet capability
• Intercom
• Heat pump with remote control
• Water purifier and waste disposal unit
• Non-slip tiled bathroom with frameless glass shower cubicle
• Heated towel rail

In addition, the following safety and security features will be in place:
• Security cameras
• Home & Away alarm systems
• Emergency call system
• Secure buildings with swipe card access only
• Secure undercover carpark (one park per apartment)

Metlifecare St. Andrew's is responsible for exterior maintenance - i.e., painting, repairs to the roof and guttering, etc and is also to maintain the lawns, driveways, footpaths and common garden areas. Residents are responsible for internal maintenance, and for care of their own garden, should they choose to cultivate one.

A monthly service fee is levied on each dwelling to cover compliance costs, maintenance costs, insurance on dwellings, street lighting, rates and other related costs such as refuse removal. The service fee also includes a contribution to a sinking fund which is used to pay for long-term external maintenance of the dwellings and infrastructure.

The entry price of the dwelling is determined by the Village. A percentage of this price is retained by the Village upon termination of the ‘Agreement’ and this varies according to the length of time the dwelling has been occupied.

Details of the above and other aspects are contained in our Disclosure Statement which can be obtained on request.

Metlifecare St. Andrew's provides the following on the ground floor of the Moxon Centre for the use of residents:
• residents' lounge, opening onto an external deck with planters and gardens
• multipurpose room for exercises, movies, performances and celebrations
• crafts/activities room
• café and dining (north facing with an outdoor dining area)
• medical centre (consulting room)
• shop (dairy/mini-mart)
• hair salon
• Gym
• meeting room (includes audio visual equipment)

Residents have the opportunity to participate in nearby community activities. There is also a wide range of activities including . . .

- Indoor Bowling Group
- Craft Group
- Book Club
- Bingo
- Happy Hour
- Morning Tea
- Card Group
- Tai Chi
- Outings (suggestions always welcome)
- Film Afternoons

Issues are raised at our monthly residents meeting - to which the Police and NZ Fire Service come each year to up-date us.
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
No open days are currently scheduled.
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Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Helen Jarman
Address 41 Bryce Street
City/Town Cambridge
Company Metlifecare Limited
Phone 09 8498 233
Updated: 1 Mar 2022
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Address PO Box 4234, Shortland Street
City/Town Auckland
Company Covenant Trustee Services Limited
Phone (09) 302 0638
Updated: 14 Sep 2023
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name In House-Legal Councel
Address Metlifecare Limited Level 4, 110 Carlton Gore Road Newmarket
City/Town Auckland 1023
Company Metlifecare Limited
Phone 09 539 8000
Updated: 2 Jun 2023
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes Respite care is offered dependent on availability
Updated: 5 Dec 2017
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Meals - External Provider Negotiable Meals may be arranged through 'Meals on Wheels'.
Registered Nurse Yes A Clinic is provided for residents on one day every week.
Updated: 14 Sep 2023
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Our part-time coordinator organises a number of activities including some bus trips Residents are also able to participate in local community events.
Community Complex Yes • residents' lounge, opening onto deck and gardens • multipurpose room for exercises, movies, performances etc • crafts/activities room • café and dining • medical centre • shop • hair salon • meeting room
Emergency Call System Yes
Newsletter Yes A newsletter and activities schedule is distributed monthly to residents.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Have a chat to the Village Manager
Outings Yes Bus trips are organised for residents.
Restaurant Yes
Craft Room Yes The Moxon Centre is now available for the craft ladies
Library Yes This is located in the Moxon Centre
Games Room No Pool table, darts and other recreational activities are available in the Moxon Centre
Chapel No Our residents are free to attend St Andrew's church next door should they wish to
Lounges Yes Communal lounge cafe area in the Moxon Centre
Gardens Yes
Updated: 5 Dec 2017
Special Features
Special Features
Metlifecare St Andrew's is the most centrally located village in Cambridge!
Updated: 2 Jun 2023
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Craft Group, Morning Teas, Indoor Bowls, Tai Chi, Movies, Happy Hour, Organised Outings
Updated: 23 Jan 2013
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Updated: 23 Jan 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
(Other comments) Yes While our village is linked to and is situated alongside Cambridge's historic Anglican Church, we welcome people from all religious and cultural backgrounds.
Updated: 23 Jan 2013
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Public Transport is available at the entrance to the Village.
Shops 0.50 Km The main shopping area is within easy walking distance along a flat road.
Parks 0.20 Km Te Koutu Park is across the road from St Andrews
Library 1.00 Km The public library is towards the far end of town.
Updated: 23 Jan 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 5 Aug 2013

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.