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The Avenues - Metlifecare
Retirement Village
10 Tenth Avenue
Tauranga Centre
Tauranga 3110
Postal Address
Same as above
Bay of Plenty
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Metlifecare Limited - 0800 909 303
Sales (Independent Living)
Jamie Sparrow - 07 544 7711
Village Manager
Catherine Hubert - 07 571 4880
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If sophisticated apartment living in the city is what you are after, then look no further! The Avenues is an impressive lifestyle retirement village located in the heart of downtown Tauranga. This boutique village, with its impressive landscaped grounds and fountains, is within easy reach of a wide selection of local art, music, theatre, cafes, restaurants and bars.

Our elegant, modern apartments look more like a hotel or resort than a retirement village, and provide the independence you are used to with easy access to an extensive range of on-site facilities and social activities.

Warm and friendly staff provide a secure environment and are available 24/7 to ensure you receive the very best of care if you need it. This is life at its best! So, come in and see it for yourself.

A new standard of care is available at The Avenues. Our new care home, which delivers hospital level care in an appealing integrated home-like environment, is an added peace of mind for our residents.

The Avenues provides activities if you want to keep busy, a wellness centre if you want to keep fit and private apartments if you want to take it easy. 24-hour support is available at a button-push if you ever need it. We can arrange services including cleaning, laundry, meals, personal care, professional nursing and wellness checks.

The Avenues is part of Metlifecare, one of the largest retirement village operators in New Zealand. For more information on The Avenues, please make an enquiry.
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Available Properties
Available Properties
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Spacious and bright apartment

From $890,000

Bed 2 Bath 2 Car 1 Floor Area 96m2

Property Type: Apartment

Living in this community that you can call Home is the perfect way to retire with the extra touches to make this convenient lifestyle so idyllic. Boutiques, shops and café are conveniently located wit...

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Centrally located Apartment

From $690,000

Bed 2 Bath 1 Car 1 Floor Area 74m2

Property Type: Apartment

Living in this community that you can call Home is the perfect way to retire with the extra touches to make this convenient lifestyle so idyllic. Boutiques, shops and café are conveniently located wit...

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Margaret has been a resident of The Avenues for 10 years and Dick, a former car sales businesses owner, moved in three and a half years ago.

They’re both enthusiastic about the village and its central location in Tenth Avenue.

For Margaret, the tough decision to leave her home and much-loved garden was made easier by the fact that her sister lived at The Avenues and she had visited regularly. “It has made life so much simpler not having to look after a big house and garden. It’s different to living in your own home, but I like it.”

Dick looked at various villages when he was living on his own. “This one was ideal for me. It’s so convenient, everything is within walking distance including a supermarket, cafes, post shop and even McDonalds,” he says with a grin.

Both say it’s still possible to enjoy plenty of privacy with the benefit of added security and peace of mind.

“Apartment living is perfect for people on their own - women in particular,” says Margaret. “And there’s a care person on duty 24/7.”

Able to choose from a multitude of village social and leisure amenities, they maintain active lives outside the village.

Dick is registrar of the Bay of Plenty JP Association and secretary of the Board of Trustees for the Baywide Community Law Service. He is also chairman of the The Avenues Residents’ Association.

Former residents’ committee member, Margaret is a life member of the Matua Garden Club and plays bowls at Greenwood Park Village in Welcome Bay.

“It’s great to be able to enjoy life free of the responsibility of maintaining a home,” says Dick. “And I’m busier now than I was before I retired.”
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Jamie Sparrow
Address Metlifecare The Avenues 10 Tenth Avenue
City/Town Tauranga
Mobile 021 747 638 or 544 7711
Email View Email Address
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Penny Cooper
Address P O Box 4243 Shortland Street
City/Town Auckland
Company Covenant Company Limited
Phone 09 302 0638
Fax 09 302 1037
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Hairdresser Yes Hairdresser visits the village.
Podiatrist Yes A Podiatrist visits the village.
Physiotherapist Yes A Physio visits the village twice weekly to provide Physiotherapy sessions in your own home. Also provides a weekly exercise class and is ACC registered.
Occupational Therapist No Available through the Tauranga Public Hospital
Diversional Therapist No Available through the Tauranga Public Hospital
Meals - Available On-site Yes
Meals - External Provider Yes
Home Help - Available On-site Yes We offer full services to our residents which are tailor-made to meet their needs in providing a supportive independent environment.
Home Help - External Provider Yes There are a number of agencies contracted to our local DHB who provide services.
Registered Nurse Yes Registered Nurse and Caregivers on site ACC registered
Nursing Care Yes Provided by our very caring team of Home Care Workers.
Speech Therapist No Available through the Tauranga Public Hospital
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Our Social Calendar is published monthly.
Community Complex Yes This area consists of a lovely lounge area with a beautiful gas fire, a library area, a newspaper reading zone, an inner open-air courtyard, a Theatrette and a dining room complete with Bar area. Craft room
24 Hour Security Yes There is always personnel on site 24/7. Access all buildings is via Security Swipe Tags.
Emergency Call System Yes All apartments have an integrated Care Call/Smoke Alarm system which is connected directly to our Pagers.
Newsletter Yes Every 2 months our newsletter is published.
Outings Yes Regular outings are arranged with residents to places of interest.
Transport Available Yes Village Van is available for a range of outings, shopping trips etc.
Fitness Complex Yes Our modern Gym is set up for a range of levels of activity. Equipment includes Rowing Machine, Elliptical Machine, Stationary Cycle and Treadmill.
Swimming Pool Yes This is heated to 30 degrees and is available to residents to use anytime.
Spa Pool Yes This is heated to 38 degrees and is available to residents to use anytime.
Library Yes Residents have access to the Library 24/7. The Tauranga Public Library Mobile bus service stops at our door fortnightly on a Friday afternoon.
Games Room Yes
Lounges Yes Complete with sumptuous wine coloured leather lounge furniture and a beautiful gas fire.
Gardens Yes
Other details Yes An impressive building which stands out and is frequently mistaken for a five star hotel.
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our residents can enjoy a wide range of activities and pursue many interests at The Avenues. From Art Group, Art Gallery, Billiards, Bingo, Cards, Computer Group, Cooking Group, Craft room, Darts, Entertainers, Exercise Class, Grand Piano, Happy Hour, Herb Garden, Indoor Bowls, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Movies, Outings, Pool, Shopping, Sky TV, Snooker, Spa, Table Tennis, Tai Chi, Trivia, DVD's, and lastly BBQ.
Updated: 12 Jun 2023
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Dutch Yes
English Yes English is a first language for the majority of our staff and residents.
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Baptist Yes 5 minutes walk to our local church.
Methodist Yes 5 minutes walk to our local church
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Location Distance Details
Public Transport Available almost at the door. Buses run every 30 minutes from Cameron Road or Devonport Road.
Shops 2 minutes walk to Pak'n'Save, Post Office, Westpac Bank, The Warehouse.
Parks 2 minutes walk to Memorial Park
Library 5 minutes by car to the Tauranga Public Library
Updated: 12 Apr 2017

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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