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Atawhai Retirement Village


Our Village Living Offering

Situated in park-like grounds, our dwellings come with their own outdoor areas, providing a great sense of tranquility and space. Conveniently located only minutes ride away in the minibus, which stops at our front gate, Atawhai offers peace and quiet plus a connection to Taradale village.


Our 24-hour Registered Nurse is available for the village residents, as well as a weekly phone call from our staff, who are never far away.


At Atawhai, there’s a strong and active social committee, and a lively community centre.


Additional Services

Visits from hearing clinics, private gardeners, heat pump maintenance and yearly villa safety checks, are all available to our residents.


Activities Programme

An always fun and interesting activity programme is available for anyone who wants to take part. There’s happy hour every Friday night, weekly mystery tour outings, exercise classes and chat and craft afternoons.


As food is about sociability and enjoyment, we have a fortnightly soup and bun lunch and every three weeks, you can enjoy our drinks and nibbles evening.


Aside from shopping trips, our van is always on the road, taking residents on fun excursions like; the Christmas Lights bus trip, daffodils and craft day in the country and afternoon at the lavender farm.


What’s Near By

There are plenty of amenities close to Atawhai including golf courses, garden centres, cafes and a large community sports arena which hosts a variety of sporting and social functions. There’s also a heated swimming pool at the near-by school.


The beautiful art deco city of Napier is a short, bus ride away, as are Hastings, and Havelock North – and the ride is free.


Dwelling Features

All cottages and villas feature sunny gardens with north-facing aspects. There is a front entrance security door, telephone points in the dining room, bedroom and kitchen. Smoke alarms and heat pumps come standard in all dwellings. Select rooms have double-glazing, tinted glass windows and a private secure backyard. Most have garages or parking available nearby.


Village Features

For all residents to use at their discretion, Atawhai offers a great Community Centre, lounge and kitchen, chapel area, conference/training room, large gardens and lawn areas, parking areas throughout the village, a monthly village newsletter and a residents social committee. There is wheelchair access to most of the facilities.


Minimum age of entry for residents is 70 years.


To view available Atawhai cottage listings click here



  • Retirement Village

  • Care VIEW
  • "My independence has not been taken away from me here. I am still able to go to the shops without a carer and not required to ask permission. I also am very happy to have my own garden. I praise the hosts." - Pauline Snowball, Oceania resident

  • “My family are pleased I made the move and I am delighted to be here. I can still maintain my independence while feeling secure in my surrounding and making new friends here." - Valda Spiers, Oceania resident

Features and Services

  • Vans / minibus

  • Maintenance

  • Physio-therapist

  • Podiatrist

  • Meal Options

  • Hairdresser

  • Shopping trips

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