Free advice, lunch and gifts on offer at RetireRight Sessions
Are you retirement ready? Retiring in an uncertain world can feel overwhelming. There are so many options and so much to consider. That’s why we are delighted to announce the launch of our new ‘RetireRight Sessions’ – a month of seminar sessions hosted by impartial experts. With topics ranging from Low Interest-Rate World; Debunking the Myths of Village Life and The Art of Ageing. Find out more about the dates and times of the seminars here & speakers here.
A low interest-rate world
Hosted by Neville Giles, Senior Private Banker
Find out about the impact that our low
interest-rate world is having on your savings, the economy and the real estate market.
The art of ageing well
With Phillipa Batts and Dave Hoskins from AUT University’s ‘never2old’ programme
There’s an art to ageing well, which includes looking after both your body and your mind. AUT’s experts share some great hints and tips on positive ageing.
Village 101: Debunking the myths of village life
Hosted by Paula Bishop, founder and manager of Village Guide
Perceptions of retirement village life are often very different from reality. Hear impartial and honest advice on the realities of village living and debunk some myths along the way.
Decluttering & Downsizing – Bay of Plenty sessions only
Presented by Deb McNeil, of Realty Removals & Cleaning
Join Deb, a relocation specialist, to talk about moving, organising and cleaning services, with helpful tips and hints on how to deal with clutter and find help to tackle your move in a positive way.
Funding your future in a low interest economy – Hamilton sessions only
Featuring Cameron Bagrie, former Chief ANZ Economist and public speaker
Metlifecare is fortunate to have secured one of the country’s top financial experts to speak at our Hamilton seminar. Cameron’s talk will enlighten you to the current economic trends, but also help answer any questions you may have around your own finances.
The RetireRight sessions are organised regionally, so you can join the session that interests you most or attend as many as you like across the different villages in your area.
We’re even throwing in lunch or nibbles and quality umbrella if you register before the event. Reserve your place early to avoid disappointment. More information including the full list of dates and locations can be found using the link below.
Seminar Dates and Times
East Auckland Seminars, Complimentary Lunch & Village Tours
25 November 11:00 -12:30 Highlands in Highland Park Topic: Village 101 and downsizing
30 November 11:00 – 12:30 Longford Park Village in Takanini Topic: Village 101 and downsizing
West Auckland Seminars, Complimentary Afternoon Tea & Village Tours
25 November 2:00 – 3:00 Hillsborough Heights in Mt Roskill (complimentary afternoon tea) Topic: Village 101
North Auckland Seminars, Complimentary Lunch & Village Tours
30 November 11:00 – 12:30 The Poynton in Takapuna Topic: Art of Ageing
18 November 11:00 – 12:30 Hibiscus Coast Village in Red Beach Topic: Village 101 & Decluttering
18 November 11:20 – 12:30 Forest Lake Gardens in Te Rapa Topic: A low Interest rate World ; The impact on economy and Real Estate
Founder & Managing Director
of Village Guide
Paula is an online marketing expert, brand strategist & speaker. She worked for global
brands in New Zealand, Australia, & the UK before founding Village Guide in 2015.
Founder & Director of Moving On
After five year involvement with America’s Cup (2003 – 2005) syndicates & families in Auckland & Valencia, Katie made the decision to take her talents and energy into the wider arena & establishing her business in 2010 (Lifestyle & Management).
Senior Private Banker, ANZ
Neville has over 20 years experience in the investment industry. As a Senior Private Banker, he is responsible for managing the relationships of the banks high net worth investment clients.
never2old Programme Operations Manager
Phillipa is the ops manager for the never2old Programme , a programme designed to support older New Zelanders to remain functionally active and fully engaged in a life that has meaning for them. She is a registered and Obstetric Nurse and in 2016 she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science in Older Adult Health & Wellness.
never2old Programme Coordinator
Dave’s background is in the marine industry. He trained as a hydrographic surveyor in the Royal New Zealand Navy and in 2009 he decided to retrain in the fitness industry, where is has a lifelong passion. He has a diploma in Sport and Recreation and a Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise, both of AUT. Dave has been with the never2old programme for the last 9 years.
Independent and insightful expert on financial markets
Cameron has been an economist for 20 years. For over 11 years he was the Chief Economist at ANZ, heading a team that was consistently ranked No. 1 for its analysis of the New Zealand economy. He developed a reputation for taking a forthright stand on even the hardest of economic issues. He’s also worked as an economist at the National Bank, Treasury & Statistics New Zealand.
Private Banker Bay of Plenty
As a Private Banker, Mike is responsible for managing the relationships of the banks high net worth investment clients. This involves the management and provision of high quality investment and banking solutions, financial planning, facilitation of lending and specialist requirements such as foreign currency to new and existing clients.
Private Banker Bay of Plenty
As a Private Banker, Vicki is responsible for managing the relationships of the banks high net worth investment clients. This involves managed investment portfolios, financial planning, day to day banking, and specialist requirements such as foreign currency.
Senior Private Banker Bay of Plenty
As a Senior Private Banker, Matthew is responsible for managing the relationships of the banks high net worth investment clients. This involves managed investment portfolios, financial planning, day to day banking, and specialist requirements such as foreign currency.