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Whangārei Park Village - Metlifecare
Retirement Village
15 Puriri Park Road
Whangarei 0112
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Christine Obrien - 09 438 1099
Metlifecare - 0800 909 303
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09 438 1099
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Jane Philpott - 09 438 1099
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Imagine this - beauty and serenity. Life is that simple at Whangārei Park Village.

Be at home with the local pūriri, kōwhai and fantails (knowing the Town Basin and Bay of Islands are so close).

The close-knit resident community relishes precious moments - from shared meals in the cosy yard to frolicking among the fabled strawberry fields.

Perch up at our charming, outdoor café serving Nespresso coffee. Time will just fly by over a good book, casual chats and hearty laughs!

We offer 14 sun-filled, one-level, independent living villas – plus an established reputation in rest home, hospital level and secure dementia living.

We want your stay with us to be a happy experience and we encourage you to talk to us about any concerns you might have. Our Manager is available to you or your family. It is a good idea to make an appointment if possible.

Residents are welcome to use the general facilities of the Village, and can expect access to our Rest Home should they ever require such a facility. The homestead lounge is available to you as a social centre with the indoor bowls area adjoining the lounge.

The ‘Agreement’ allows for the occupancy of a villa 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 Services Ltd).

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

The VILLAS - Design features
The Villas are of brick cladding, having a warm and welcoming appearance. Each has two bedrooms and generous kitchen, dining and lounge areas. They have separate laundries, a carport, storage areas and their own garden for personal use. Each has security window stays and screens fitted to outside doors. There is street and security lighting throughout our village.

A 24-hour emergency alarm system connects to the nurses station in our adjacent Rest Home.

Metlifecare is responsible for exterior maintenance - i.e. painting, repairs to the roof and guttering 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 cultivate one.

A monthly service fee is levied on each dwelling to cover maintenance costs, insurance on dwellings, street lighting, rates and other related costs such as rubbish 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 based on current market valuation. 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.

CONTACTS for more information
Details of the above and other aspects are contained in our Disclosure Statement which can be obtained on request. Please contact our manager at Whangārei Park Village.

Our shop caters for your basic shopping needs. There are restful gardens, our own library and regular visits from the Whangarei mobile library.

As well as maintaining personal interests, residents are welcome to participate in our activities programme as they wish. A programme is given to everybody and displayed throughout the village. Every Friday the Village van provides transport to local supermarkets and stop for tea and coffee on the return trip.

Each Villa has a battery powered smoke alarm. If an alarm is activated, please leave your villa immediately and inform your neighbours.

We ask that you respect your neighbours by not having your TV or radio on too loudly. Our public rooms are no-smoking spaces for everybody.
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Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Steph Ducrot
Address 15 Puriri Park Road, Maunu
City/Town Whangarei 0110
Company Metlifecare Limited
Phone 09 438 1099
Email View Email Address
Updated: 28 Jun 2022
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Covenant Trustee Services Limited
Address PO Box 4234, Shortland Street
City/Town Auckland 1140
Phone 09 302 0638
Updated: 30 Jan 2024
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name In House - Legal Councel
Company Metlifecare Limited
Phone 09 539 8000
Updated: 30 Jan 2024
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
Carer Support Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 30 Jan 2024
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Hairdresser Yes Our on-site salon is open three days each week.
Podiatrist Yes The podiatrist calls on residents every six weeks.
Physiotherapist Yes A physiotherapist visits weekly and personal appointmetns can be made at your cost.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes We have a fully trained Diversional Therapist employed full time.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes As well as conducting Sunday Worship Services which are open to all residents, our chaplain is available on site for two days each week - and is also on call to residents for urgent personal assistance.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes The activities coordinator works full time from Monday through Friday each week, arranging activities for Independent and Rest Home Residents as well as supervising specific activities suitable for people with dementia.
Meals - Available On-site Yes Residents are welcome to order meals to be served in the Rest Home Dining Room. Diet: Special needs can be catered for - and there is a choice within our menus. If you are unwell we can deliver meals to your unit.
Meals - External Provider Negotiable Some residents may use the services of 'Meals-on-Wheels' or an independent provider.
Home Help - Available On-site Yes A number of 'extra care' services are available to residents at a reasonable cost. Please enquire at reception.
Home Help - External Provider Yes By private arrangement between the provider and the resident.
Registered Nurse Yes Each unit has an emergency call button and a pendant for each resident.
Nursing Care Negotiable Nursing care is available at $31.00 per hr.
Dietitian Negotiable
Speech Therapist Negotiable
Social Worker - On-site Negotiable
Other Personnel Yes Physiotherapy, podiatry and dietician assessments can be arranged for you at your cost.
Updated: 17 Sep 2014
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Residents are welcome to participate in the Village's comprehensive activities programme.
Community Complex Yes Use of 'The Homestead' recreational building is open to all independent and Rest Home residents.
24 Hour Security Yes There is security lighting throughout the Village - plus overnight security patrols of the grounds.
Emergency Call System Yes Each Villa has an emergency call button.
Newsletter Yes Selwyn Park has its own quarterly newsletter which includes contributions from residents and staff members.
Pets In Residence Yes The at home at Selwyn approach to living allows for pets to enhance an environment that promotes independance and wellness. The residential home has an enclosed courtyard with chickens and rabbits. Fresh free range eggs are available for purchase.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes Frequent outings are arranged using our own mini-van.
Transport Available Yes The Selwyn Park mini-van is used for regular shopping trips on a Friday combined with coffee mornings. Volunteers can take people to appoinments.
Craft Room Yes
Library Yes As well as our own small library, the Whangarei Mobile Library Bus calls regularly.
Games Room Yes This includes a raised indoor bowling green.
Chapel Yes The main lounge in the Rest Home is also used for church services and entertainment.
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes Selwyn Park has a lovely balance of native bush, floral gardens, herbacious borders and greens creating our own Eden Alternative.
Other details Yes All villas are equipped with smoke alarms.
Updated: 17 Sep 2014
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes We are able to call on interpretation services through the District Health Board.
Italian Yes
Samoan Yes
Updated: 5 Dec 2007
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes An Anglican Chaplain conducts Worship Services open to all residents and is available on site for pastoral care.
Christian Yes
(Other comments) Yes People of all religions and cultures are welcome at Selwyn Park.
Updated: 5 Dec 2007
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km The local bus service stops at our gate.
Shops 0.40 Km A group of shops including a medical centre, dentist, cafe,garden centre, dairy, chinese takeaways, fish & chips, pharmacy and hairdresser is within easy walking distance. We have a convenience shop on-site.
Mall 3.00 Km Whangarei's Shopping Mall is within the City Centre and the local bus service stops right outside Sutton close entrance.
Parks 0.00 Km The closest park adjoins our property while Barge Park is one kilometre away.
Library 0.00 Km As well as our small internal large print library, the Whangarei Mobile Library Bus calls regularly.
Updated: 17 Sep 2014
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details Yes ACC Health Partnership.
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 5 Dec 2007

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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