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The Bayview
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
163 Waihi Road
Postal Address
PO Box 6030
Tauranga 3146
Bay of Plenty
(07) 578 6006
(07) 578 2496
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Anna Gildenhuys - (07) 571 5843
Oceania Healthcare - 0800 333 688
Village Sales Manager
Linda Wood - (07) 571 5844
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In an enviable position overlooking the beautiful harbour and the Mount, The Bayview is set on more than 15 acres of park-like grounds. Just 5 minutes from the avenues, it’s easy to balance an active social life and your leisure time. Visitors are often surprised how spacious the village is, with lush gardens and room to breathe, you feel part of the cosy close-knit community whilst maintaining that important sense of privacy.

Our Village Offering
The Bayview offers the opportunity to retire in a comfortable villa in one of New Zealand’s most popular retirement locations, with a choice of dwellings to suit your individual needs and lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a north-facing, hillside cottage with sea views, or a spacious, modern villa on the flat, we’ve got something for everyone at The Bayview.

Active Village Life
Many of our residents are active in the community enjoying social activities at local clubs and societies. Around the corner from the expressway, and with public transport outside the gate, it’s a breeze to get to the shopping centres at Brookfield and Bethlehem, or one of Tauranga’s famous beaches. If you don’t feel like venturing very far, there is plenty to do right on your doorstep in the village community centre – from guest speakers and indoor bowls, to Happy Hour and themed events.

Carefree Independence
Live life the way you want to, with the freedom to do the things you love. We’ll take care of all the maintenance - building repairs, exterior cleaning and the gardening too. Don’t feel like cooking? Order a meal from our onsite chef and choose to get it delivered right to your door or to join your neighbours for a social meal in the dining room. Knowing the weekly fee is fixed for life means you can budget and have financial surety for the future.

Continuum of Care
For assistance in an emergency, call bells in your villa will connect you to trained staff 24 hours a day. If your needs change, The Bayview has new luxury Care Suites for Rest Home and Hospital care onsite, or specialised Dementia care available across the road. You can be sure you’re in good hands. Oceania has won the Supreme Care Award from the NZ Aged Care Association 3 years in a row.

Minimum age of entry for residents is 70 years.
Here are a few kind words from some of the people who enjoy living at Melrose:

“ The advantage of having rest home and hospital care (on site) played a huge part in our buying”, Ley Quennell

“ They (the staff) give an atmosphere of kindness in action”, Ruth Dalglish

“ I had no knowledge about living in a Retirement Village and was, as a result, rather apprehensive. I have now been here almost 6 years and am more than satisfied with my life here. As a result, I have no intention of leaving Melrose”, James Simcock

“ When helping an existing resident with her garden, we could feel the peace and quiet of the area and became serious about the village and inspecting the villas”, Margaret Pringle

"We would like to take this opportunity to give special thanks to the excellent team at Melrose for the outstanding care of our mother over the 7 years she as been with them and for their frienship to her and her extended family".

"As I have been a visitor to Melrose for nearly six years, I wish to let you know how very nice I have found many things at your home. It is always lovely and clean, no dust on the furniture and the staff are always very nice. I'm an elderly lady and if the day came that I should go into a home, Melrose I would choose."

"I cannot recommedt the Melrose complex enough. The staff at Rosewood are a wonderful, caring, empathetic, passionate group and the care they provide would rival any that is provided elsewhere. All the staff are fantastic. Whilst not aesthetically ideal, Rosewood/Maplewood have a "heart" and as such are far superior to other premises which look "pretty" but don't have the same "love" for the residents. I have recommended Melrose to many"
Updated: 2 May 2019
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Linda Wood
Address Melrose 159 Waihi Road Judea Tauranga
City/Town Tauranga
Company Oceania Group
Phone 07 578 6006 07 571 5844
Fax 07 578 2496
Mobile 0212780039
Email View Email Address
Updated: 2 May 2019
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Trustees Executors Limited
Address Level 12 45 Queenstreet P.O. Box 4197 Shortland Street
City/Town Auckland.
Company Trustees Executors
Phone 09 968 6620
Fax 09 968 6632
Updated: 2 May 2019
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Cottage and Open Plan Villas (Studio Unit etc.)
Low Price$449.00
High Price$599.00
Tenure TermsO R A Licence to Occupy.
Updated: 2 May 2019
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Available in the care facility
Carer Support Yes Available in the care facility
Other Short Stay Programme Yes Available in the care facility
Subsidised Yes Available in the care facility
Private Paying Yes Available in the care facility
Booking can be made in advance Yes Available in the care facility
Updated: 2 May 2019
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Hairdresser Yes Available 3 days per week
Podiatrist Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Available on request, minimum charge, physio room available to implement program free of charge.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Chaplain on site available for the needs of villa residents as well. Invited to join in our church services and Bible studies on premises.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Villa Residents are encouraged to take part in our comprehensive activity programme.
Meals - Available On-site Yes Kitchen can provide "meals on wheels" and residents are encouraged to join Rest home residents in Dining room for meals for a small charge.
Home Help - External Provider Yes Some residents employ their own external provider or this can be arranged via Support net.
Registered Nurse Yes Registered Nurse in hospital area available 24 hours per day for any emergency situations.
Nursing Care Yes On request
Dietitian Yes Hospitality Manager consults with Dietitian for dietary requirements and menus.
Social Worker - On-site No Admissions co-ordinator is a qualified Social Worker.
Other Personnel Yes Site Manager available to answer any questions or concerns.
Updated: 2 May 2019
Facility Features
Facility Features
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Can join in with daily Facility programme in Resthome. Also have their own Villa Residents committee who organise and run many events per year and Village Manager organises additional outings and Mystery trips for residents.
Community Complex Yes Can utilise the Carruth Day Centre on Monday - Sunday for meetings and entertainment. Also available to all Villa residents for special birthdays, anniversary celebrations at no cost.
24 Hour Security Yes Contract with security firm to do regular visits during the night, 7 nights per week
Emergency Call System Yes Registered Nurse available to assist in Emergency situation 24 hour per day.
Newsletter Yes Newsletter monthly distributed.
Pets In Residence Yes Small pets permitted at Village Managers discretion.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes Bus trips available weekly for Grocery shopping and twice per month for additional outings.
Transport Available Yes As above but own transport needs to be arranged for doctor's visits etc. Taxi services, Red Cross and St John services are available for residents to organise pick up and drop off to and from facility.
Restaurant No Not at present - however watch with space with the new development over the coming years.
Fitness Complex Yes Exercise programme 3 times a week in Rest home lounge. Villa residents run their own exercise programme at Carruth every Thursday morning.
Library Yes 2 Libraries on site in the Melrose facility and an extensive variety of Books and DVD's for residents to take out at their own Villa Community Centre's Library. Plus Mobile Library visits site every second Saturday.
Games Room Yes Bowls table, dart board, card table. Villa residents are invited and encouraged to join in with activities in Rest home. Community Centre also has a Pool Table, indoor Bowling area, dart board, puzzle and games area. Petanque Court onsite.
Lounges Yes With Rest home residents, as well as Carruth provides lovely lounge areas with extensive Harbour views and an outdoor BBQ area.
Gardens Yes Melrose is set across 15 acres of park like grounds with large established trees, 2 communal vegetable gardens & a citrus glade for residents to help themselves.
Other details Yes Smoke alarms & Emergency Nurse Call systems.
Updated: 2 May 2019
Special Features
Special Features
Bowls team - which includes villa residents - takes part in competitions held at other retirement villages.
Updated: 2 May 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme:

- Extensive activity programme, Monday to Friday, with weekends planned in advance with videos, crosswords and church services

- All resident's needs are identified on admission and we ensure that they are slotted into the activities that are most likely to satisfy their cognitive, emotional and physical needs. Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society,Arthritis society are consulted on a need-to basis.

- Art
- Big print books
- Bowls
- Bingo
- Board games
- Bridge
- Cards
- Crafts
- Classical Music
- Concerts
- Baking under supervision
- Dancing
- Entertainers and Entertainment
- Exercises
- Floor games
- Flower arranging
- Games
- Gardening
- Indoor Games
- Housie
- Mah Jong
- Jigsaw
- Newspaper reading
- Organ and piano music
- Outings
- Parties
- Petanque
- Pool table
- Quizzes
- Reading
- Sing-a-longs and singing
- Videos

Mini Bus Trips -

We visit or attend RSAs, Picnics, Outings, Games at other resthomes, doctors appointments, Concerts and Churches.

Setting/Outlook -

We have lovely views of the harbour and the Mount. Our residents can have breakfast in bed if they wish to do so.

We have large gardens, and a bible garden that can be accessed and used by residents.

Pets -

We have 1 cat in Maplewood and visitors visit us with their dogs and also have a big tropical fish tank in the reception area.

We also arrange visits from local pet shops to visit us with some animals. We arrange visits to the animal farm.

Visits by Children -

Children are encouraged to visit and we also invite them to provide concerts and sing-songs for the residents.

Internet and Fax -

The administration offices have access to e-mail and a fax machine and can use it on behalf of the residents.
Updated: 2 May 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
German Yes
Hindi Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Zulu Yes
Updated: 2 May 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 2 May 2019
Public Transport 0.30 km Please note: The name change from Melrose to The Bayview. Hopper bus, taxi service, mobility taxi are available but residents are not able to utilise these due to their Demented state.
Shops 1.00 km Brookfield shopping centre, Pak n Save (alternated) Pharmacy etc.
Parks   Facility is situated on a large grounds with beautiful views and trees and big gardens providing the feeling of a Park.
Library 3.00 km Mobile Library visit the site every second Saturday.
Updated: 2 May 2019
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 2 May 2019

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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