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Selwyn Park Village
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
15 Puriri Park Road
Maunu 0112
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15 Puriri Park Road, Maunu, Whangarei 0110
(09) 438 1099
(09) 430 0500
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Stephanie Ducrot - 09 438 1099 ext 127
The Selwyn Foundation Group - 09 846 0119
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- at Selwyn Park Village, Whangarei.

Selwyn Park Village, a member of the Selwyn Foundation Group, offers 14 independent living Villas situated at Sutton Close, and three rental apartments off 15 Puriri Park Road, Maunu, Whangarei. (The Selwyn Foundation is a perpetual trust).

Selwyn Park also has a Rest Home,a well designed Hospital and Dementia Care accommodation. The Village is well named, being set within beautiful, park like grounds with attractive gardens and an extensive open space fringed with mature trees.

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. Please telephone 09 438 1099.

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 the Selwyn Foundation Group 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.

Selwyn Park Village 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. Call in - or contact our manager at Selwyn Park Village on telephone 09 438 1099.

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.

- The Selwyn Foundation has been around for a very long time.

Selwyn’s residents mirror New Zealand society as a whole, having people from all kinds of backgrounds, life experiences and interests. These days, people entering our retirement villages are older - now that people are living and remaining active for much longer.

Nevertheless, people residing in Rest Homes as well as those living independently, are encouraged to live as full a life as is humanly possible through maintaining existing links with community activities such as the RSA Club, local churches, Probus, U3A and sports clubs. Organised activities are on offer too – and managers are always interested in hearing of new ideas for activities, outings and social gatherings. Services are delivered in a way that enhances the wellness of each person.

Today’s retirement villages are the culmination of over 50 years of progress. It was towards the late 1940s that the Anglican Church’s Auckland City Mission became very concerned about the plight of elderly people to cope in sometimes dilapidated houses, often too large for them once children had grown up and moved away.

The Mission had already done considerable work with older people by 1954 when the first 20 retired people became residents at Selwyn Village in Point Chevalier. This was the first rest home and retirement complex of its kind built in New Zealand. It still exists, although almost grown beyond recognition.

In 1967, the Mission arranged for the creation of The Selwyn Foundation as a separate charitable trust, specifically set up to look after this special concern for the needs of older people in our society.

Named after George Augustus Selwyn, first Anglican Bishop of New Zealand, the Foundation is an independent perpetual trust and not-for-profit organisation. Selwyn owns or manages retirement facilities in Northland, throughout greater Auckland and in the Waikato. It continues to grow and flourish - it is here to stay!

- To be an outstanding provider of quality aged care.

The Selwyn Foundation Group invites you to take a closer look at our commitment to Christian values, quality care, accommodation and services, which continue to make us a leader in the provision of a wide range of accommodation and service options for the elderly in New Zealand.

We are committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of all residents through the ‘Selwyn Way’ wellness concept.
The Selwyn Foundation Group owns and manages a number of facilities throughout the North Island, and is one of the largest not-for-profit providers of aged care in New Zealand.

We place a high value on honesty and mutual respect. We strive to see our people fulfilled through the creation of work environments, where openness, communication, teamwork and safety are paramount. Our staff and volunteers share a specific interest in older adults, and undertake ongoing training in the particular needs of those in their care.

We strive to achieve excellence, continually seeking means for improvement and innovation in our care and services. Furthermore, we will, with integrity, adopt the highest standards of ethical behaviour in all our activities: care, legal, financial, environmental and all business practices.
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Stephanie Ducrot
Address 15 Puriri Park Road, Maunu
City/Town Whangarei 0110
Company Selwyn Park Retirement Village is a member of the Selwyn Foundation Group
Phone 09 438 1099
Fax 09 430 0500
Mobile 021 474 395
Email View Email Address
Updated: 1 Mar 2018
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Graham Miller
Address Level 34, Vero Centre, 48 Shortland Street PO Box 4234, Auckland 1140
City/Town Auckland
Company Covenant Trustee Company Ltd.
Phone 09 302 0638
Fax 09 302 1037
Email View Email Address
Updated: 10 Oct 2007
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name Burke Melrose Lawyers
Address PO Box 5142,
City/Town Auckland 1141
Company Settlement Services Ltd
Phone 09 356 2620
Fax 09 356 2631
Updated: 10 Oct 2007
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Villas (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$265000.00
High Price$265000.00
Tenure TermsTenure is by way of an Occupation Right Agreement. For full details, please contact our manager.
Surrender DetailsA percentage of the entry price is retained by the Village upon termination of the Occupation Right Agreement, and this may vary according to the length of time the dwelling is occupied. Facilities fee is normally 7% per annum up to a maximum of 4 years = not more than 28% of the original entry price. Please contact our manager for further details.
Service Charge DetailsThe monthly service fee amounts to $420.00 and covers insurance and external maintainence for the dwelling; lawn mowing; street lighting, security lighting, general and water rates; weekly shopping trip, rubbish disposal; access to village community facilities and events; emergency call system linked to our Rest Home; Statutory Supervisor and the administration costs.
Nursing Care DetailsNursing care is available at a cost of $31 per hour. we have a selection of other optional services that you may choose to use as required.
Updated: 17 Sep 2014
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Each unit has an emergency call button and a pendant for each resident.
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.
Other Personnel Yes Physiotherapy, podiatry and dietician assessments can be arranged for you at your cost.
Home Help (External Provider) Yes By private arrangement between the provider and the resident.
Home Help (Internal Provider) Yes A number of 'extra care' services are available to residents at a reasonable cost. Please enquire at reception.
Meals - External Provider Negotiable Some residents may use the services of 'Meals-on-Wheels' or an independent provider.
Meals - Internal Provider 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.
Dietitian Negotiable
Podiatrist Yes The podiatrist calls on residents every six weeks.
Hairdresser Yes Our on-site salon is open three days each week.
Speech Therapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes We have a fully trained Diversional Therapist employed full time.
Own Social Worker Negotiable
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Physiotherapist Yes A physiotherapist visits weekly and personal appointmetns can be made at your cost.
Nursing Care Negotiable Nursing care is available at $31.00 per hr.
Chaplain 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.
Updated: 17 Sep 2014
Facility Features
Facility Features
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.
Emergency Call System Yes Each Villa has an emergency call button.
24 Hour Security Yes There is security lighting throughout the Village - plus overnight security patrols of the grounds.
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.
Sprinklers Yes
Other details Yes All villas are equipped with smoke alarms.
Updated: 17 Sep 2014
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Villa Residents are welcome to join in whichever of the Village Activites Programme they may choose. These include . .

Art, Big print books, Board games, Cards, Care and Craft, Church Services and prayers, Concerts, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Activity programme Bowls, Games, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Music, Outings, Piano, Pastoral care, Sing-a-longs, Videos.

A variety of specialised activies are also provided to suit the needs of individual residents.
Updated: 28 Nov 2012
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
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 AffiliationsStatusDetails
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
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 & MembershipStatusDetails
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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