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Highlands - Metlifecare Retirement Village
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
49 Aberfeldy Avenue
Highland Park
Auckland 2010
Postal Address
PO Box 82270
Highland Park
South Auckland
(09) 533 0600
(09) 533 0700
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Brett Stuart - (09) 533 0674
Metlifecare Limited - (09) 539 8000
Sales Executive
Sarah Horsfall - (09) 533 0610
Nurse Manager - Care Home
Melissa Harris - (09) 533 0662
Other services
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1-year village fees FREE on selected units. Come see us in the village or visit metlifecare.co.nz/1YearFreeVillageFees for Terms & Conditions

Highlands is a place like no other. Part retirement village, part resort, part country club, it is a special place with a well-deserved reputation for its community and camaraderie.

We offer continuum of care with independent units, serviced apartments and a care home.

Highlands is nestled amongst 12 acres of established, flat gardens and beautiful walkways, and offers a retirement lifestyle like no other. With an excellent, picturesque location in the heart of Auckland's Eastern suburbs, and a selection of spacious, established units and apartments, our lucky residents certainly live the good life. The village offers fabulous leisure facilities and activities.

Offering a variety of independent living options, from one ,two and two+ units set in the spacious gardens.

If you or your loved ones are starting to struggle with life at home our serviced apartments provides the perfect balance between support and care.

Come and enjoy a relaxed friendly lifestyle with like-minded people.

For more information or a private tour, please call Sarah on 09 533 0610.
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
Details When?
Open Day

EVERY WEDNESDAY'S AN OPEN DAY TREAT. Join us for cupcakes and coffee, plus 1-year free village fees on selected units from 28 October to 25 November 10am to 2pm.

Wednesday, 28th October 2020
9:00am - 2:00pm
Available Properties
Available Properties
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Retirement Lifestyle at its Best

From $685,000

Bed 2 Bath 1 Car 1

Property Type: Apartment

Enjoy this single level 2 bedroom open plan kitchen, dining & living unit opening onto a lovely north facing garden. Be part of this friendly, spacious village with a great social life. Don't hesitat...

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A caring place to call home


Bed 1 Bath 1

Property Type: Serviced Apartment

Enjoy the freedom to live the way you want to live with your independence and a great friendly environment. The packages for cares are flexible so you can choose. we can help with cleaning, laundry...

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Great Living

From $785,000

Bed 2 Bath 2 Car 1

Property Type: Villa

Available now - a spacious 2 bedroom villa with a mezzanine floor which offers room for an extra lounge, study or sewing area. Two toilets and so much storage for will be amazed. Be quick to view this...

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Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Sarah Horsfall - Sales Executive
Address Based at Metlifecare Highlands, also looks after Metlifecare Pakuranga.
City/Town East Auckland
Company Metlifecare Ltd
Phone (09) 533 0610
Fax (09) 533 0722
Mobile (027) 4548 7139
Email View Email Address
Updated: 22 Dec 2016
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Mike Hablous
Address Po Box 4243 Shortland Street
City/Town Auckland 1140
Company Covenant Trustee Company
Phone 09-302-0638
Email View Email Address
Updated: 28 Nov 2012
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Studio Apartments (Studio Unit etc.)
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender Details10% per year for the first 3 years, maximum of 30%
Service Charge DetailsTailored Packages available
Meals, Laundy, Cleaning, Power included.
Personal cares
Village fee
Nursing Care DetailsVillage RN on duty Mon-Fri 8.30-5.00
24 hour emergency alarm response
1 Bedroom Serviced Apartments (1 Bedroom)
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender Details10% per year for first 3 years, maximum of 30%
Service Charge DetailsTailored Packages available
Meals, Laundy, Cleaning, Power included.
Personal cares
Village fee
Nursing Care DetailsVillage RN on duty Mon-Fri 8.30-5.00
24 hour emergency alarm response
1 bedroom Unit (1 Bedroom)
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender Details10% per year for first 3 years. 30% maximum
Service Charge Details Village fee
Nursing Care Details24 hour response to emergency call by trained staff
2 bedroom Unit - Single Level (2 Bedrooms)
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender Details10% per year for first 3 years, Maximum of 30%
Service Charge DetailsVillage fee
Nursing Care Details24 hour emergency call response by trained staff
Village RN on duty Mon-Fri 8.30-5.00
2 Storey - 2 bedroom + study (2 Bedrooms)
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender Details10% per year for first 3 years, 30% Maximum
Service Charge DetailsVillage fee
Nursing Care DetailsVillage RN on duty Mon-Fri 8.30-5.00
24 hour emergency alarm response by trained staff
Updated: 21 Nov 2012
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Hairdresser Yes Salon open Tuesday to Friday 9am - 3pm
Podiatrist Yes Appointments can be made with visiting Podiatrist every 2nd Thursday
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Gerald Sizoo- Chaplain for over 14 years at Highlands
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Meals - Available On-site Yes Kitchen staff provide nutritious and varied meals for Lunch and Dinner.
Home Help - Available On-site Yes All cares delivered to your home
Home Help - External Provider Yes Available through your Doctor.
Registered Nurse 40 Yes Village Nurse on duty Mon - Fri, 8.30 - 5.00
Nursing Care Yes Rest Home and Hospital level care available dependant on vacancies.
Dietitian Negotiable
Speech Therapist Negotiable
Other Personnel Yes Kitchen Staff, Maintenance Staff, Grounds Staff, Office Staff, Care Staff
Updated: 28 Dec 2012
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Full of regular activities, special functions, shopping trips and planned outings.
Community Complex Yes Refurbishment completed in 2007, furniture and decor a lovely modern and comfortable area.
24 Hour Security Yes Metlifecare Security Staff on site from 9.30pm until 6.30am. Several patrols of village each night.
Emergency Call System Yes Each Unit or Apartment is fitted with a wall mounted call point and a pendant.
Newsletter Yes The Highland Lark is published monthly by residents, contains information, village updates, interesting articles, jokes and much more. Management supplies a monthly newsletter with Staff and Resident news as well as information and reminders
Pets In Residence Yes Highlands has a number of Dogs, Cats, Birds and Fish, all very well behaved of course.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Incoming residents with pets must have prior approval of Village Manager.
Outings Yes Monday to Friday there are daily shopping trips to local shopping centres. Regular mystery trips for Serviced Apartment Residents and planned special outings each month.
Transport Available Yes Village Van is available for planned shopping trips and outings for resident groups.
Restaurant Yes Nutritious and varied meals provided for lunch and dinner. Dine in, takeaway and frozen meals available. Delivery service also available.
Swimming Pool Yes Indoor and heated with changing facilities.
Spa Pool Yes Indoor and heated with changing facilities.
Craft Room Yes Painting group, china painting (kiln available), quilting group and other arts and crafts
Library Yes Our dedicated resident Librarian does a wonderful job of organising our well stocked Library.
Games Room Yes Used for Tai-Chi, Housie, Poetry reading, Bolivia, 500, Quiz afternoon and is available for private functions.
Chapel No Use the Games room for Sunday Service and Monday Communions
Lounges Yes One large lounge available, which has many seating areas. There are many areas around the building allowing for seating.
Gardens Yes Spacious grounds with feature gardens
Other details Yes There is a dedicated resident's computer area with 3 computers attached to the internet.
Updated: 28 Nov 2012
Special Features
Special Features
Highlands is a Village with a charm that makes you feel comfortable and at home. The grounds give you the sense of space and privacy and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming.
Updated: 6 Sep 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Highlands has a range of activities which are advertised monthly. Most of the onsite activities are free of charge and have a great attendance rate.

As there are many preferences, there are many choices. Many activities have regular groups and times and new members are always welcome.

There are movies to be watched, pool/snooker to be played, books to be read, walks to be taken, aqua aerobics to splash along with, housie to be won, pictures to be painted, songs to be sung, bowls or petanque to be played, speakers to be listened to, tea and coffee to be enjoyed and friends to catch up with.

There is something for everyone and no pressure to join, if you would rather potter in your garden or read the paper in your deck chair that is up to you.
Updated: 6 Sep 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Portugesse Yes
Samoan Yes
Thai Yes
Tongan Yes
Zulu Yes
Updated: 2 Mar 2010
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Non denominational Yes Gerald, our Chaplian, is happy to talk to anyone from any denomination and will provide whatever care and support he can. He holds regular non denominational services.
Roman Catholic Yes Holy communion is held regularly in the activities room by the Catholic Lay Minister
Updated: 26 Apr 2010
Location Distance Details
Public Transport Bus stop at Aviemore Drive entrance
Shops Highland Park Shopping Centre within walking distance, which includes: Countdown, Foodtown, Paper Plus, Jewellers, Chemist, Clothing and gift shops. Also Cafes and Restaurants.
Mall 5.00 Km Pakuranga Plaza a 15 minute drive. Botany Town centre is a 15 minute drive away.
Parks Lloyd Elsmore Park opposite Village on Aviemore Drive.
Library Mobile Library Bus stops in the village every Monday at 11am. Highland Park Library within walking distance
Updated: 26 Apr 2010
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 2 Mar 2010

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.