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Oakridge Villas - Metlifecare Retirement Village
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
30 Oakridge Drive
Postal Address
30 Oakridge Drive
Kerikeri 0230
09 407 8549
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Craig White - 09 407 8549
Metlifecare - www.metlifecare.co.nz
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Some people think that moving into a retirement village signals the beginning of the end. For Les and Judy Remnant, nothing could have been further from the truth.

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Located right in the heart of Kerikeri, Oakridge Villas offers a retirement lifestyle like no other. Not only are you surrounded by beautiful, lush gardens and stylish, spacious self-contained villas, you can also enjoy a vibrant community spirit.

Enhancing this superb lifestyle is the community centre called the Pavilion. This social hub is the heart of this friendly community and a great gathering place for residents and their families.

To arrange a personal tour, simply call in on week days between 10 and 3pm or phone Craig on 09 407 8549 to arrange an appointment.
Some people think that moving into a retirement village signals the beginning of the end. For Les and Judy Remnant, nothing could have been further from the truth.

The Kerikeri couple had lived in the local area for 22 years. While they certainly didn’t want to move away, they did want to live in a home that was easier to manage than the 3 level, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom house which they also ran as a bed and breakfast.

It was a big house to take care of and after Les had a knee operation, he wasn’t that keen on ‘walking up and down the stairs all day’. After looking at various options, Oakridge Villas was the standout choice.

One of the biggest benefits of living at Oakridge Villas is the freedom the lifestyle allows. In particular the ability to lock up and leave your home, and have the peace of mind that everything will be safe and secure while you are away.

Which is absolutely perfect for Les and Judy who head away in their 25ft caravan for many weeks at a time. “Last Christmas we went on tour for six weeks and last month we did another three weeks staying in places like Taupo and Wellington. We can go away and completely forget about the house. When we come back, the lawns are mowed and everything else is just as we left it,” he says.

From time to time Oakridge Villas hosts retirement seminars, to give prospective residents the chance to find out more about village lifestyle. Les often speaks at these talks to give a residents’ perspective of life there.

“The biggest point I make is that it’s best to move into the village before you have to, not when you have to. The other thing I always mention is forgetting any preconceptions you have about living in a retirement village. There are certainly people that have come into the village feeling a bit pessimistic, but in a very short space of time they fall in love with the fantastic lifestyle,” says Les.
Updated: 25 Mar 2015
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Craig White
Address 30 Oakridge Drive
City/Town Kerikeri
Phone 09 407 8549
Fax 09 407 8548
Mobile 021 481 007
Email View Email Address
Updated: 18 Feb 2013
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Covenant Trustee Services
Address P O Box 4243 Shortland Street
City/Town Auckland 1140
Phone 09 302 0638
Fax 09 302 1037
Updated: 18 Feb 2013
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Villas (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$500000.00
High Price$550000.00
Villas (3 Bedrooms)
Low Price$650000.00
High Price$690000.00
Updated: 23 Mar 2017
Facility Features
Facility Features
Community Complex Yes
24 Hour Security Yes
Emergency Call System Yes
Newsletter Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes
Fitness Complex Yes
Spa Pool Yes
Craft Room Yes
Library Yes
Games Room Yes
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes
Updated: 4 Aug 2015
Special Features
Special Features
This is definitely the good life. Wander through leafy streets to Kerikeri’s town centre with its shops, cafés, restaurants, cinema and supermarkets. The local bridge club, golf club, RSA and Turner Arts Centre are also handy and the region’s many recreational activities are all within an hour’s easy drive. Closer to home, our brand new Pavilion offers a bar area, lounge, pool table, library, gym, swimming pool, spa pool and bbq courtyard with petanque court, all right on the doorstep.
Updated: 4 Aug 2015
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Residents at Oakridge Villas enjoy access to our activity programme, BBQ, Board games, Cards, Games, Gardening, Happy Hour, Jigsaw, Library, Pool table, Shopping,Spa pool, and table tennis area.

Updated: 4 Aug 2015
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 18 Feb 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes
Updated: 18 Feb 2013
Shops   Within 500 metres
Parks   Within 500 metres
Library   Within 500 metres
Updated: 18 Feb 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
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: 18 Feb 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.