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New villages, bespoke lifestyles

New villages, Bespoke lifestyles

Fairway Gardens

The new year has heralded in a string of exciting developments for Metlifecare, as we continue creating bespoke villages in unrivalled locations across the North Island.

Architecturally designed to integrate with their surroundings, and carefully crafted to enhance the lives of those who live there – each new development combines the customised feel of an independent lifestyle village with the support and security of being owned by Metlifecare.

Here’s a glimpse of what’s been happening at some of our newest villages…

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If you’ve ever wanted to live on a golf course, now’s your chance. Metlifecare’s flagship village Fairway Gardens is going to market, with Stage 1 of construction now underway. Due for completion in early 2022, it will be comprised of 58 two and three bedroom apartments across four architecturally-designed buildings – many of which will boast stunning views across the Pakuranga Golf Course.

Hot on the heels of Stage 1 will be construction of the stunning clubhouse, home to the lounge, bar, cafe, library, activities room, pool, gym, spa, beauty salon and hobbies room. This building also houses 27 highly desirable one, two and three bedroom premium apartments also due for completion in 2022.

Development Sales & Marketing Manager David Martin says the $180 million development in East Auckland is unlike any other retirement village in the country, and demand is expected to be extremely high.

There’s been really strong pent up demand waiting for this village to go on the market because it is so unique, from its golf course location through to its five-star facilities and strong community focus,” says David.

And for those keen for a sneak peek of life on the green, Fairway Gardens now also has a dedicated sales and information suite offering another “first” – a virtual sales experience that allows you to visualise and get a feel for your new home prior to completion.

This is our most immersive sales experience yet. Buying off the plans definitely has its advantages but it can be tricky for some to visualise their new home. People interested in Fairway Gardens can interactively experience every aspect of their new home. See room sizes, materials, outside views, measure spaces and try different kitchen, carpet and cabinetry finishes at the touch of a button. We can also share the experience live with family or friends who may not be able to visit us in person.”

To experience Fairway Gardens contact Jo Ashby on 0800 600 701 or go to (

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Further east in the seaside town of Beachlands, development of Metlifecare’s coastal masterpiece Pōhutukawa Landing is well underway, with the first villas already completed and the Stage 2 villas and clubhouse apartments under construction and now on sale.

Says David, “Demand for homes in Pōhutukawa Landing has exceeded our expectations, prompting us to bring forward the release date of our Stage 2 villas – which include 18 two and three bedroom homes as well as our clubhouse building which houses just some of the amazing amenities that will be offered as well as seven premium apartments.”

It’s not surprising it is proving so popular. Not only does Pōhutukawa Landing echo the unique spirit of the Beachlands community, but it is one of Metlifecare’s most spacious villages and is just a stone’s throw from Pine Harbour Marina. For yachties and ocean-lovers, it’s pretty much as close as you can get to paradise.

We’re extremely excited to be welcoming our first residents this May, by which time construction of the highly anticipated Village Green, which began last month, will also be complete. This vibrant social hub will feature everything from shared gardens and barbecue areas, to a spectacular architecturally designed community pavilion.”

And now, thanks to a completed show home on site about to open, those considering village life at Pōhutukawa Landing can get a genuine taste of exactly what’s on offer.

Find out more at ( or call Jo Ashby on 0800 600 701 to arrange a visit.

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Meanwhile at Metlifecare’s award-winning village Gulf Rise, construction of two new apartment buildings is underway. Once complete, they’ll each offer 15 premium one and two bedroom apartments and four highly-anticipated three bedroom apartments.

These will be the first three bedroom homes offered at Gulf Rise. With all the villas sold, we are expecting extremely high demand for these larger apartments, which are selling now and are scheduled for completion in 2022,” says David.

Also due for completion next year is the village’s state-of-the-art contemporary clubhouse building. Complete with a stunning café, gym, lounge, library and multi-use activities spaces, the new clubhouse looks set to become the beating heart of the Gulf Rise village.

To arrange a visit contact Adelina Dantas on 09 892 6902 or find out more at

And in other news…

Work on Hobsonville’s Orion Point village continues, with earth works and civil works currently underway in preparation for Stage 1 of construction.

General Manager of Development Matt Wickham says, “It’s fantastic to see these new villages coming out of the ground, increasing the choice and lifestyle opportunities for retirees across the North Island. Metlifecare has further locations in the pipeline and we look forward to sharing more details of our upcoming projects in the near future.”

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