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Wairarapa Masonic Village

At a glance
Wairarapa Masonic Village
Retirement Village
35 Edith Street
Masterton 5810
Postal Address
35 Edith Street
Masterton 5810
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Julie - 06 378 7391
The Masonic Villages Trust - 04 569 8512
Other services
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This village is a unique place to come to live. It was set up by a group of Masons to offer accommadation and services for the older person. The village has continued to develop offering a retirement lifestyle complex. The village is situated in park-like grounds on the west side of Masterton. There are 16 rental flats, 11 affordable priced one bedroom Apartments & 83 two bedroom Villas of various sizes. Of these 14 were built approx. 8 years ago and 6 beginning of 2020. Our charges are less than other villages.There is an active Residents Social Committee overseeing a very friendly community.
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
No open days are currently scheduled.
Please feel welcome to come and visit. Talk with some of our existing residents.Call in and pick up an information pack, ring or email for one to be posted out and/or make an appointment.

Updated: 16 Mar 2020

Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Julie Ward
Address On Site 35 Edith Street, Masterton
City/Town Masterton
Company The Masonic Villages Trust
Phone (06) 378 7391
Email View Email Address

Updated: 9 Aug 2023

Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Trustees Executors
Address Level 12 45 Queen Street, PO Box 4197 Auckland New Zealand
City/Town Auckland
Company Trustee Executors
Phone (04)495 0995 09 308 7100 DDI 09 308 7127
Fax 09 308 7101

Updated: 13 Jun 2019

Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Address Macalister, Mazengarb, Perry, Castle Knight Frank House, 23 Waring P.O. Box 927 Wellington
City/Town Wellington
Company Macalister, Mazengarb, Perry Castle
Phone (04) 472 5131
Fax 04 473 3509

Updated: 21 Jul 2023

Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
One Bedroom Apartment- none available (1 Bedroom)
Tenure TermsOccupational Rights Agreement
Surrender DetailsThe outgoing resident or their estate will be paid out once the Occupational Rights Agreement has been transferred to a new resident.
The maximum deferred management fee is 25%. This is calculated as 0.625% per month for the first 40months.
Service Charge Details$144 per week. This includes rates, insuring of the apartment, exterior maintenance of the apartment (not cleaning windows), mowing lawns, and communal gardens (resident responsible for gardens surrounding their own apartment). There is a $15,000 one off site fee on entering the village, included within the above pricing.
1 Bedroom
Tenure TermsOccupation Rights Agreement
Surrender DetailsThe outgoing resident or their estate will be paid out once the Occupational Rights Agreement has been transferred to a new resident.
The maximum deferred management fee is 25%. This is calculated as 0.625% per month for the first 40months.
Service Charge Details$144 per week. This includes rates, insuring of the apartment, exterior maintenance of the apartment (not cleaning windows), mowing lawns, and communal gardens (resident responsible for gardens surrounding their own apartment). There is a $15,000 one off site fee on entering the village.

Updated: 10 Apr 2024

Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Hairdresser Yes There is a Hairdressing salon within our assocaited Care Facility. Open most days giving very competitive rates. There is also a private Salon just outside the gates to the village.
Podiatrist Yes on-site every two months at village clinic or home visits as necessary
Physiotherapist Negotiable work with the DHB physios. We hold two exercise sessions a week.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable we have a close relationship with the local hospital
Diversional Therapist No Access to our Rest Home therapist who also oversees the daycare on site x2 weekly.
Motivational Therapist No DHB
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes we have a close association with the various denominations.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Village Residents oversee the regular daily activites within our well equiped Recreational Centre. An Activities Co ordinator runs the Iona Group at Glenwood Hospital
Meals - Available On-site Yes Mid day meals can be provided and delivered to your unit by our Care facility Kitchen, 7 days a week, design by a qualified chef/dietian. Other caterering maybe provided by arrangements
Meals - External Provider Negotiable The local Hospital runs a meals on wheels service.
Home Help - Available On-site Yes We have a Community Service that provides homehelp for private paying clients.You may wish to top up the package that the DHB provides you. If you do not have a community services card (do not qualify for a 'free' homehelp pack)
Home Help - External Provider Yes your choice of provider.
Registered Nurse No There are registered nurses in the Care facility
Nursing Care No residents need to be able to manage at night themselves in their own units. Advice and simple cares can be provided during the day. 24/7 day care maybe provided within our Rest Home and Hospital (Glenwood).
Dietitian Yes access to DHB dietitian
Speech Therapist No DHB
Social Worker - On-site No DHB
Other Personnel 40 Yes Groundsmen & Gardener well known to residents who work around their homes. On call person for urgent issues that can not wait until the next working day.

Updated: 16 Sep 2022

Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes daily activities within the hall, monthly morning tea, special events such as Melbourne Cup Day. Bus trips, Village Christmas party/dinner x 2 year, meals served in the hall x1 month,Twice a week an early Alzheimers group is run at Glenwood Hospital.
Community Complex Yes Recreational hall, that contains an extensive library (including large print books), full size snooker table, pool table, table tennis table, bowling mats, There is also a full size two rink artificial bowling green located outside close to the rec hall.
24 Hour Security Yes There is a 24hr 7day a week emergency phone line. Residents are encourage to have an alert pendant. Security cameras on site and community patrol come through in the evenings.
Emergency Call System Yes 24 hr emergency phone line.Residents may have a pendant system with external agencies and use us as their contact.
Newsletter Yes There is a monthly newsletter put out by management with input from residents. It is information, educational and fun based. Residents also have a Facebook page.
Pets In Residence Yes there are several cats & caged birds with individual residents. Dogs that are not regular barkers are welcome but we feel they are better in a Villa that has an enclosed backyard and and these are limited.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes small elderly pets are allowed in certain areas of the village. We suggest residents do not replace their pets for young active ones.
Outings Yes the residents community organises bus trips to surrounding venues. The Manager also arranges trip via an accessible vehicle to allow residents who can not get on an ordinary bus the chance of outings. Any resident may join in with these.
Transport Available Yes Local town bus drives through the village stopping at 2 bus shelters on Monday to Friday (3x each day). There is also accessible vans available on request - user pays.
Restaurant No A mid day meal can be delivered to your unit 7 days a week via meals on wheels (through Glenwood hospital) A Pot luncheon meal is offered in the Rec. Hall once a month. First Thursday of the month a lunch meal is served at a small cost in the village HUB.
Gay / LGBT QI Friendly Yes We are diverse, accepting, welcoming space..
Fitness Complex Yes There is an exercise cycle, treadmill and rower in the Rec. Hall for Residents use. Exercise groups are held x2 a week.
Craft Room No Residents use the main HUB for card making and other crafts.
Library Yes an extensive range of both large & ordinary print books. There is a town library as well and they do organise delivery of books if required.
Games Room Yes Yes, full size snooker table, table tennis table, numerous board games, regular games evenings, indoor bowls played once a week.
Chapel Yes There is a small chapel in our new Care facility which residents go over for services.
Lounges Yes We have a good size lounge area which has a large TV and comfortable chairs, this area is used quite often for cards and mahjong.
Gardens Yes Resident need to attend their own garden or pay for gardening services. There are numerous communial gardens that are attended to by the village groundsmen. We have numerous fruit trees growing through out the Village. The lawn area is spacious.
Other details Yes we believe this village is a unique place to live for anyone over the age of 55. When you come into our village you are buying into a Unique lifestyle for you to enjoy life. With our New 24 hr Care Facility on site we can offer the full spectrum of Care.

Updated: 4 Apr 2023

Special Features
Special Features
The friendly community atmosphere this village has traditionally been noted with.

The spacious area surrounding each villa giving a park like country environment.

Residents input and involvement regarding the organising with their activities and events.

We have a few places with one bedroom and are called Apartments,others have 2 bedrooms, some have two toilets, and others have 2 bedrooms with a study room and conservatory off the living area & 2 toilets. All have Double glazing and well insulated.

Updated: 13 Jun 2019

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme - daily. eg. housie, mahjong, cards ( 500), board games, Church Services, Film afternoons, happy hour,indoor bowls (outdoor in the summer) and games evenings

Big print books - extensive supply in our village library

Full size billard table in our Village Hub

Board games - every Saturday is games afternoon.

Bowls - a 2 rink artificial green outdoors close to the recreational hall. Indoor played on a Thursday.

BBQ is available. Organised BBQ lunches can be cooked during summer months.

Organised monthly Luncheon served in Village Hub.
Daily mid-day meal can be delivered to your Villa via meals on wheels through Glenwood Hospital.

Canine friends -small elderly (non-barking) dogs considered.

Cards - 500 is played once a week in the Hub lounge.

Visiting Children most welcome but must be supervisied by an adult when using village facilities.

Classical music - visiting groups welcome to the village. Many CD/videos & tapes are available for loan. High Quality panio in Village Hub.

All villa, apartments & rental flats have cooking facilities.

Exercises - 2 sessions per week. Two twice a week in a morning slot.

Updated: 10 Feb 2023

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Chinese Yes We have one New Zealand born Chinese resident
Dutch Yes We have several residents who have originated from Holland
English Yes
Other Details Yes We have residents from Holland, Denmark, Scotland, England, Australia and NZ Chinese.

Updated: 13 Jun 2019

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Non denominational Yes

Updated: 13 Jun 2019

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.10 Km Town bus comes into the village x 3 daily on week days. Two bus stops within the Village. Bus stops outside Medical Centre in Town and several stops within the township. Also connects with bus to hospital for visiting.
Shops 0.30 Km local diary, hairdresser, fish & chip shop within a short walk. Other shops further down the road still within walking distance.
Mall 3.00 Km Full shopping area in township
Parks 3.00 Km Several Park areas in wider community. Village itself has extensive attractive grounds.
Library 0.10 Km extensive library onsite with both large and usual size print. Public library in town

Updated: 13 Jun 2019

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Diversional Satff in Care Facility are fully trained.
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: 13 Jun 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.


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.