The Mount!

January 27th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the early 1980s it was, according to long-time businessman and resident Charlie Robertson, just “a little seaside village” that, for people on the other side of the harbour in Tauranga, took nearly half an hour to drive to. He should know. He came north from Taihape in 1978 after being given a chance to [...]

  • Freedom Village’s Papamoa Sands complex provides a social hub for the village, and was designed to complement the nearby beach and the houses in the complex

Retirement Village Living – Some Options, Some Issues

January 27th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

For many people approaching retirement age, the move to a retirement/lifestyle village comes down to two things – security and economics. John Collyns, executive director of the Retirement Villages Association (RVA) – a nationwide voluntary industry association that represents the interests of registered retirement village owners, developers and managers – says between 40 and 50 [...]