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Selwyn Park village
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
15 Puriri Park Road
Whangarei 0112
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15 Puriri Park Road
Whangarei 0110
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Stephanie Ducrot - 09 438 1099 ext 127
The Selwyn Foundation Group - 09 846 0119
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Level 4 Restrictions - critical visitors only
- 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.

The Selwyn Foundation is an independent, faith-based New Zealand registered charity providing services to older people and their families. We have been leading the way in improving the quality of life of our elders for over sixty five years. As pioneers of the retirement village model and of rest home care in this country, we are uniquely experienced in providing residential care, independent retirement living and community outreach services for older adults.

With the dramatic rise of New Zealand's ageing population, the work of The Selwyn Foundation is more important than ever. Building on our achievements to date — and in keeping with our original Mission to provide quality care for elders — we will continue to innovate, diversify and offer a continuum of flexible care options that meet the present and future needs of ageing people and their families.

In keeping with our mission:
To deliver quality services that are responsive to the ageing person and their family, ensuring that our charitable outreach supports those who are vulnerable or in need.

Our activities are grouped in four key areas:

Enhancing the lives of elders who are vulnerable or in need.

To support our mission we reappraised our definition of 'vulnerability' and developed new, practical ideas on how our charitable mission could affect the quality of life of older people. We identified three particular areas where our help can make a substantial difference to those in need:

• Social isolation/loneliness
• Affordable housing
• Hardship support

These priorities are funded through surpluses derived from the various Selwyn villages, community services and educational functions, and through fundraising, donations, bequests, and sponsorship initiatives and in the future surpluses from commercial partnerships. We have partnered with Auckland Council to further build on our affordable housing goals in addition to our 81 rentals.

Investing in research and education to deliver quality care.

The Selwyn Institute takes a holistic approach to the wellbeing of older people and helps inform our charitable and business functions through knowledge-sharing, research, trials, innovations, and technology development.

The Selwyn Foundation is committed to opening up growth and skill opportunities that help our staff, their families and our residents.

Providing care and support to elders in their community.

Recognising that village life is not for everyone, The Selwyn Foundation is expanding its care and services to those who choose to remain living in their communities. Helping older people to remain connected through our Selwyn Centres, providing cost effective transport, health and fitness programmes, and providing products and services that they both need and want. All of this delivered through The Selwyn Way – our approach to care.

Creating thriving communities to age well.

We continue to build thriving communities, mindful of the potential need for continuum of care. With the development of The Selwyn Way, our approach to care, so too we have developed purpose-built residential care housing that allows us to provide residents with a more homely environment where they can find meaning and self-fulfilment.

The Selwyn Foundation
PO Box 8203, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150.
Telephone (09) 846 0119.
Fax (09) 846 0700.
Email: mail@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Website: www.selwynfoundation.org.nz
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
No open days are currently scheduled.
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$385,000
High Price$440,000
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: 19 Sep 2018
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 Stephanie.Ducrot@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Carer Support Yes Stephanie.Ducrot@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Private Paying Yes Stephanie.Ducrot@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Updated: 22 Nov 2018
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
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
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.


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.