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Selwyn St Andrews
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
39C Bryce St
(07) 827 6225
(07) 827 6402
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Rachael Hall - (07) 827 6225
Selwyn Care Limited - (09) 846 0119
- at Selwyn St Andrew’s, with the Selwyn Foundation Group.

Selwyn St Andrews Retirement Village offers independent living in 55 delightful Villas situated in the heart of Cambridge. (The Selwyn Foundation is a perpetual trust.)

Situated in generous grounds beside the historic St Andrew’s Church (the original founder of the Village) the attractive, level site is framed by majestic trees. The handy location, adjacent to Cambridge’s Town Centre gives residents easy access to main street shopping, banks, medical centres, supermarkets, churches, library – and other community facilities.

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 would be advisable to make an appointment whenever possible. Please telephone 07 827 6225.

We have a weekly clinic which is held by a registered nurse. All units have an emergency response system which is monitored by an external provider.

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 Company Ltd).

Residents have the support of the Selwyn Foundation Group in terms of governance, management and administration.

THE VILLAS - Design features.
Our Villas have one, two or three bedrooms, each having a well appointed kitchen, dining and lounge area – and some with their own garages or carports. There are carport blocks available for some dwellings also.

They feature wheelchair accessible showers with non-slip floors and safety rails. All are equipped with security doors. There is security lighting throughout the Village.

Work is forging ahead on the Moxon Centre a three storey building which will house Amenities, Independent living Apartments and Rest Home/Hospital facilities. Completion is due late October 2017. Apartments have been selling well and there are now only 3 of the 2 bedroom apartments, please contact the Office for an information pack.

Selwyn St Andrews Village is responsible for exterior maintenance - i.e., painting, repairs to the roof and guttering, etc. 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 choose to cultivate one.

A monthly service fee is levied on each dwelling to cover compliance costs, maintenance costs, insurance on dwellings, street lighting, rates and other related costs such as refuse 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. 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 Office Staff at Selwyn St Andrews on 07 8276225.

St Andrews has an activity room which includes a small library with a large television and sound system for showing films. By arrangement, residents also have access to St Andrew’s Parish Hall facilities.

Residents have the opportunity to participate in nearby community activities. There is also a wide range of activities at St Andrews, including . . .

- Indoor Bowling Group
- Craft Group
- Book Club
- Bingo
- Happy Hours
- Morning tea groups
- Card group
- Tai Chi
- Bus trips (suggestions welcome)
- Home Group for Bible Study
- Film afternoons

Issues are raised at our monthly residents meeting - to which the Police and NZ Fire Service come each year to up-date us.

We ask that you respect your neighbours by not having your TV or radio on too loudly. Our social room is a non smoking space for everyone's benefit.


- 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 staff are always interested in hearing new ideas for activities, outings and social gatherings.

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!

- Providing quality Christian care for the elderly.

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.

It is 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.

The Selwyn Foundation Group
PO Box 8203, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150.
Telephone 09 846 0119.
Fax 09 846 0700.
Email: mail@selwyncare.org.nz
Website: www.selwyncare.org.nz
Agent's Details
Name Rachael Hall
Address Selwyn St Andrews, 39C Bryce Street
City/Town Cambridge
Company Selwyn Care Limited
Phone 07 827 6225
Fax 07 827 6402
Mobile 021 851 863
Email View Email Address
Updated: 14 Dec 2016
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Covenant Trustee Company Ltd
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
Updated: 4 Feb 2013
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: 23 Jan 2013
Composition of Village
Type Details
Villa (1 Bedroom)
Tenure TermsTenure is by way of an Occupation Right Agreement
Surrender DetailsInformation concerning termination details are to be found in the Occupation Right Agreement. Please contact our Manager for details.
Service Charge DetailsCovers insurance and external maintainence for the dwelling; lawns and landscaping; security lighting, general and water rates; rubbish disposal; access to village community facilities, activities and events; emergency call bell system; Clinic Visits with a registered nurse; Statutory Supervisor and the office administration costs.
Nursing Care DetailsN/A
Apartment (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$470000.00
High Price$510000.00
Tenure TermsTenure is by way of an Occupation Right Agreement
Surrender DetailsInformation concerning termination details are to be found in the Occupation Right Agreement. Please contact our manager for further details.
Service Charge DetailsThe monthly service charges are $495 per month. This mainly covers insurance and external maintainence for the dwelling; lawns and landscaping; security lighting, general and water rates; rubbish disposal; access to village community facilities, activities and events; emergency call bell system; Clinic Visits with a registered nurse; Statutory Supervisor and the office administration costs.
Updated: 8 Feb 2017
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite No This facility will be available once the new building is complete in July/August 2018.
Updated: 23 Jun 2016
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 4 Yes A Clinic is provided for residents on one day every week.
Activities Co-ordinator 16.5 Yes
Other Personnel 27.5 Yes The Office is open Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am and 3pm.
Meals - External Provider Negotiable Meals may be arranged through 'Meals on Wheels'.
Updated: 23 Jun 2016
Facility Features
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Our part-time coordinator organises a number of activities including some bus trips Residents are also able to participate in local community events.
Community Complex Yes We have a social room that includes a small library, large TV for showing films.
Emergency Call System Yes
Newsletter Yes A newsletter and activities schedule is distributed monthly to residents.
Outings Yes Bus trips are organised for residents.
Craft Room Yes The social room is used once a week by the craft ladies.
Library Yes This is located in our social room.
Updated: 4 Feb 2013
Special Features
Selwyn St Andrews special feature is the location - the village's very close proximity to the main street shopping and facilities of Cambridge.
Updated: 23 Jan 2013
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Craft Group, Morning Teas, Indoor Bowls, Tai Chi, Movies, Happy Hour, Organised Outings
Updated: 23 Jan 2013
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 23 Jan 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
(Other comments) Yes While our village is linked to and is situated alongside Cambridge's historic Anglican Church, we welcome people from all religious and cultural backgrounds.
Updated: 23 Jan 2013
Public Transport 0.00 km Public Transport is available at the entrance to the Village.
Shops 0.50 km The main shopping area is within easy walking distance along a flat road.
Parks 0.20 km Te Koutu Park is across the road from St Andrews
Library 1.00 km The public library is towards the far end of town.
Updated: 23 Jan 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
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: 5 Aug 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. The DHB Shared Services website provides additional information about this service.