Pacific Coast Village News

Inaugural recipient of Ebba Te Tua Scholarship Announced

Inaugural recipient of Ebba Te Tua Scholarship Announced

Corporate News

29th Apr 2022

Generus Living Group and its partner Mangatawa Pāpāmoa Blocks Incorporation (MPBI) who operate Pacific Coast and Pacific Lakes Villages, have named an inaugural scholarship recipient, displaying their commitment to furthering Māori education....

Culinary Creativity on the Coast

Culinary Creativity on the Coast

Pacific Coast News

7th Dec 2021

Pacific Coast Village is already benefiting from the culinary creativity of new Head Chef Andy Kang. We talk to Andy about his exciting career and the passion he has for his latest gourmet adventure....

Setting the Scene in Sustainability

Setting the Scene in Sustainability

Pacific Coast News

10th Sep 2021

Pacific Coast Village has long set the benchmark for retirement living in New Zealand. Now, the Bay of Plenty retirement village is setting the scene in sustainability, with a raft of initiatives reaping some very real environmental rewards....

The Perks of Living Between Papamoa and Mount Maunganui

The Perks of Living Between Papamoa and Mount Maunganui

General Interest

8th Sep 2021

The region offers a superb beachtown lifestyle along with easy access to modern facilities, which is ideal for seniors to enjoy all the perks. Discover more....

Mangatawa Gallery opens at the Beach House

Mangatawa Gallery opens at the Beach House

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

Portraits of local Maori are among the taonga (treasures) in a new art gallery at The Beach House at Pacific Coast Village....

Fabulous fare on offer

Fabulous fare on offer

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

Pacific Coast Village manager Carl Braddock says the level of hospitality offered at the village and The Beach House is so highly valued that it is the preferred hospitality venue in the Mount Maunganui area for residents, their family, friends and community clubs....

Kindle screen vs normal screen for reading

Kindle screen vs normal screen for reading

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

From the traditional paperback to digital devices, it seems our reading materials have undergone a technological transformation. However, while devices from Kindles to tablets enable the user to download literature from the internet at the click of a button, at what cost to our eyes and are all devices created equal?...

Sunny side up

Sunny side up

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

In the wake of COVID-19, the world has a long road to recovery – socially, physically, practically and emotionally....

Discover the world from home

Discover the world from home

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Overseas travel might be off the cards for now but there’s nothing stopping us travelling from the comfort of our own homes. All you need is an internet connection and you’re away!...

Branching out

Branching out

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

It’s been on the cards for years and hasn’t eventuated, we get it! After all, when it comes to making a start on the family tree, it’s akin to searching for thousands of needles in a global haystack. But it’s time to don your detective caps and get hunting!...

Super powered snaps

Super powered snaps

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

It seems that since mobile phones first burst onto the technological scene in the 1980s there’s been no limits to their capabilities. Now even the cameras on our phones are capable of doing cooler things than ever before....

Nurturing memory, clarity and cognition

Nurturing memory, clarity and cognition

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Your brain isn’t ever something you were told you needed to take care of however, emerging evidence shows the importance of certain dietary patterns, nutrients and lifestyle factors in slowing or preventing cognitive decline and neurological disorders....

Grandparents' role in society valued

Grandparents' role in society valued

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Grandparent: family historian, nurturer, mentor, role model, playmate, wizard, and hero. There is no doubt that grandparents play a significant role in the lives of many New Zealand families, providing support across a wide range of areas....

Acts of kindness

Acts of kindness

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

In the wake of COVID-19, the world has a long road to recovery – socially, physically, practically and emotionally....

Residents enjoy exceptional hospitality

Residents enjoy exceptional hospitality

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

Staff cooked and delivered over 2000 takeaway meals to residents during lockdown, and at Alert Level 3 scores of takeaway coffees were served everyday at a temporary drive though at The Beach House, the village’s main community facility....

E-bikes - exploring your backyard

E-bikes - exploring your backyard

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

“Many of us brushed the cobwebs off our bicycles and hit the road during the COVID-19 lockdown, but for those unaccustomed to regular cycling, or those with restrictive health conditions, the effort of cycling is just too hard”....

Early signs to watch for dementia

Early signs to watch for dementia

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Many of us know, or have possibly even cared for a friend, loved one, or acquaintance with dementia. Dementia - the term used when a person experiences a gradual loss of brain function due to physical changes in the structure of their brain...

One on one with Simon Bridges

One on one with Simon Bridges

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Simon Bridges is a New Zealand politician and has been a Member of Parliament for Tauranga since the 2008 election. He is best known as being the Leader of the New Zealand National Party and Leader of the Opposition since 27 February 2018. We talk to Bridges about his life, leadership and views....

First residents move into Hikurangi Apartments

First residents move into Hikurangi Apartments

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

Pacific Coast Village’s Hikurangi Apartments have welcomed its first residents, with more due to move in over the next few months....

Lonely?

Lonely?

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Have you ever been surrounded by lots of people, yet felt like you were entirely alone? Well, you're not the only one according to researchers at Auckland University of Technology. It suggests that even the most sociable amongst us often feel alone....

Taking care of the future - Enduring Power of Attorney

Taking care of the future - Enduring Power of Attorney

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

If you lose the ability to organise your own affairs, it’s essential to have somebody available to do it on your behalf. The hitch is that it must be written in a legal document called an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA), and that this must take place before you need it....

Documenting humans & history - Book Review

Documenting humans & history - Book Review

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Invaluable wisdom, charismatic charm, a profound appreciation of the past and present, and a fundamental appreciation of the fact that tomorrow is never promised - it all comes with the beautiful thing we call ‘age’....

Mount Maunganui and Papamoa voted best beaches

Mount Maunganui and Papamoa voted best beaches

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

This review is just one of thousands by travellers about Mount Maunganui and Papamoa Beaches, which both featured in the top 10 beaches in New Zealand inthe recent TripAdvisor 2019 Travellers' Choice Awards....

Hikurangi Show Apartment

Hikurangi Show Apartment

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

Pacific Coast Village’s Hikurangi Apartments are on schedule to be completed in September with the show apartment now open for viewing by appointment....

Mid Winter Solstice

Mid Winter Solstice

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

It might have been cold outside, but The Beach House dance floor was definitely hot!...

Living stronger for longer

Living stronger for longer

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Preventing falls and fractures in over 65s is the aim of a growing national movement called ‘Live Stronger for Longer’....

Award of Excellence for The Beach House

Award of Excellence for The Beach House

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

The Beach House at Pacific Coast Village has been awarded the Tauranga Beefsteak & Burgundy Club’s Award of Excellence - only the fourth restaurant to receive the award in the club’s 20-year history....

Demand high for first homes at Pacific Lakes Village

Demand high for first homes at Pacific Lakes Village

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Construction of the first homes at the new Pacific Lakes Village is under way, with the first residents expected to move in during October this year....

Honey for Health

Honey for Health

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Humans have used honey for thousands of years. Rock art dating back to 8000 BC depicts honey harvesting, and the Egyptians, Chinese, and Romans used it to heal wounds, and to treat fevers and stomach ailments....

One on One with the Honourable Tracey Martin

One on One with the Honourable Tracey Martin

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

The Honourable Tracey Martin has been the Minister of Seniors since October 2017. A great believer in giving back to the community, she talks to us about her role and her vision....

Living the good life at Pacific Coast

Living the good life at Pacific Coast

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

Absolutely superb – definitely in the five-star category.” That’s how Pacific Coast Village residents Denis Edwards and Sue Lloyd describe the village’s facilities....

Bay of Plenty eco retirement village hits ground running

Bay of Plenty eco retirement village hits ground running

Corporate News

16th Jul 2021

The new eco-retirement village on Grenada Street, Papamoa, is set to inject over $250 million into the Bay of Plenty region’s booming economy and provide 350 new homes to the area – with a dozen villas snapped up in the first week on the market....

Hit the trails

Hit the trails

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

The benefits of getting outside and soaking up some Vitamin D are well documented, as are the benefits of regular exercise. So why not combine the two, and explore some of the great easy walks on offer in the Tauranga area?...

Protect yourself from scams – don’t be a victim!

Protect yourself from scams – don’t be a victim!

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

The internet is a fantastic tool, but it also brings with it risks and danger. Last year, New Zealanders reported losing more than $10 million to online scams and fraud, as well as phone scams....

A life less ordinary

A life less ordinary

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Annabel Langbein is a beloved daughter of the nation; her locally focused, user‑friendly recipes and loyalty to the food landscape in New Zealand make it impossible not to cherish and celebrate all she offers....

Blooming Good

Blooming Good

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

It’s a sunny Thursday morning in the Bay of Plenty. Light spills in through wide floor-to-ceiling windows into a contemporary white-filled space tinkling with laughter where residents lounge in comfortable Cape Cod chairs over steaming plates of Eggs Benedict....

Relax with D.I.Y. Massage

Relax with D.I.Y. Massage

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Life is fast-paced and to maintain balance it is important to reduce stress by incorporating a healthy mix of leisure activities and relaxation techniques to relax and unwind....

Retirement Commissioner in Tauranga opens world-class facility

Retirement Commissioner in Tauranga opens world-class facility

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell yesterday opened Pacific Coast Village’s landmark five-star village community centre, describing it as “incredibly important” as the New Zealand population ages....

Leading retirement village opens world-class facility

Leading retirement village opens world-class facility

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

Pacific Coast Village, which has sold a remarkable 100 villas in the last 12 months, today opens its landmark five-star village community centre – The Beach House....

Keeping Connected

Keeping Connected

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Today's technology and online tools provide a variety of ways to keep in close contact with extended family and young grandchildren. It's relatively easy to remain close and receive a virtual dose of kisses, hugs and updates, no matter how far apart you may be....

Butchers are back

Butchers are back

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

It doesn't seem like so long ago that we all supported small local businesses. Now while most of us have nothing against supermarkets, they are rather convenient after all, some of us do miss the relationships that were built up over the years, popping into small independently owned stores, back in the day....

Postcard from Tirau

Postcard from Tirau

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

There’s something incredibly Kiwi about corrugated iron and there is nowhere that embraces its versatility as much as the small South Waikato township of Tirau....

Historical Hills

Historical Hills

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Papamoa Hills Regional Park - Te Rae o Papamoa - rises to heights of up to 224 metres above Papamoa's fertile dune plains. The path to the summit is steep at first with several steps, but eases off as it continues on, winding its way through forest....

Help, I've been shot!

Help, I've been shot!

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Try this scenario. You are one of fifty people standing in a bank when a gunman runs in to rob the bank. A single shot is fired and hits you in the arm. Are you lucky or unlucky? Why?...

Pacific Coast continues to experience rapid growth

Pacific Coast continues to experience rapid growth

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

It has been a very busy year at Pacific Coast Village. "The level of interest is phenomenal with a number of homes being purchased off the plans....

Mock Election at Pacific Coast Village

Mock Election at Pacific Coast Village

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

National won by the slim margin of one vote over the Greens at Pacific Coast's Mock Election on 23 September 2017. Yes – the same day as the actual election. Is this a forerunner of what is to come for the country we wonder?!...

A day of art at Pacific Coast Village

A day of art at Pacific Coast Village

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

Half of The Summerhouse was converted into a gallery last weekend with a stunning display of watercolour art exhibited by resident, Russell McKenzie....

A life of giving

A life of giving

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

Good deeds and a community spirit have marked the life of our very own QSM recipient, Neville Coslett. Neville, who enjoys the close proximity of the beach from his Pacific Coast Village residence, says he wasn't expecting the award as he did not apply for it....

America's Cup Breakfast at Pacific Coast

America's Cup Breakfast at Pacific Coast

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

On Tuesday Pacific Coast residents and staff enjoyed an impromptu champagne breakfast on the lawn of the Summerhouse to celebrate the stunning America's Cup win....

Pacific Coast Village Ladies Visit to Persimmon Lane

Pacific Coast Village Ladies Visit to Persimmon Lane

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

Persimmon Lane Cakery and Coffee shop is a beautifully restored white wooden cottage, complete with a white wooden band rotunda. It is situated down a country driveway in Te Puna near Bethlehem amid lovely mature trees (including Persimmons) and well-kept gardens....

Healthy Herbal Teas

Healthy Herbal Teas

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Teas made from herbs are not only pleasurable to drink, they can also be used to help maintain health and well-being. What's more, they're refreshing and can easily be grown and dried at home, ready for the pot....

Easter Capers at Pacific Coast

Easter Capers at Pacific Coast

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

Despite the atrocious weather and surface flooding Cyclone Cook brought to the Bay on Thursday 13th April, residents in the village were determined to proceed with their planned Easter Weekend social event....

Postcard from Napier

Postcard from Napier

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Roughly three and half hours drive from Pacific Coast Village, Napier is a place to reminisce of childhood and golden summers past....

Winter Warmers

Winter Warmers

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

With winter on the doorstep, a revamped decor aesthetic may be on your mind....

We all lose muscle, but what can we do?

We all lose muscle, but what can we do?

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

I have never liked going to the gym – bright lights, sweaty machines, loud music. I would much rather go for a surf, play golf or just play with my kids....

Jazzing up the Bay since 1962

Jazzing up the Bay since 1962

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Tauranga is home to the largest and longest running Jazz Festival in the nation. For 55 years the Tauranga Jazz Society has drawn crowds from all over New Zealand to enjoy five days of jazz music and entertainment....

Village Bus Trip a Huge Success

Village Bus Trip a Huge Success

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

On a brilliant sunny morning in late March, 40 residents boarded a hired bus and set off to Rotorua for a day’s outing, organised by the Village Social Committee....

Ousting Osteoporosis

Ousting Osteoporosis

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Once upon a time bone density wasn’t an issue – one look at the grandchildren bouncing back up after a fall is evidence enough of this – but 60 years or so later, weakening bone density is a serious concern....

Mastering Mosaic

Mastering Mosaic

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Simply put, mosaics are designs created by embedding small pieces of china, tiles, glass or even stone into a bed of cement or a similar fixative....

Tracking down treasure

Tracking down treasure

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

If you're anything like me you've always wanted to discover buried treasure. Now here’s your chance....

Health Advice for Winter

Health Advice for Winter

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

As the days become shorter and the weather becomes increasingly chillier, it’s clear that winter is right on our doorstep....

Bay of Plenty retirement village hits 100

Bay of Plenty retirement village hits 100

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

Pacific Coast Village has passed its 100 villa mark. The $185 million dollar construction project, which employs many local trades, is well underway with a further 70 villas currently under construction....

Exciting Times at Ranfurly Village

Exciting Times at Ranfurly Village

Corporate News

16th Jul 2021

Ranfurly Village is entering an exciting time in its development. “Our first three stages are all sold, with stage one and two completed....

Hot Pool Heaven

Hot Pool Heaven

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Rotorua’s active volcanic wonderland of frothing geysers, bubbling mud pools, and natural thermal springs and spas is the North Island's epicentre of thermal delight. Only a 40 minute drive from Pacific Coast Village, Wai Ora Spa at Hells Gate, puts these resources to good use....

Historic Tauranga

Historic Tauranga

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Did you know that Tauranga is home to the oldest library in New Zealand? Or the site of the single most devastating battle for the British military during the New Zealand Wars?...

Reduce Your Energy Costs

Reduce Your Energy Costs

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

If your electricity bills have been high of late, the problem may be phantom loads, or in other words the power electrical devices draw, even when they’re switched off....

Village struggles to meet demand for premium retirement living

Village struggles to meet demand for premium retirement living

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

Pacific Coast Village, the Bay of Plenty’s ‘resort-like’ retirement community is experiencing rapid growth to satisfy increasing demand. Seventy new villas – which have all been sold ‘off-plan’ – are being built, 20 of which are near completion....

Completed Grenada Street link road will improve safety and ease congestion

Completed Grenada Street link road will improve safety and ease congestion

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

The completed Grenada Street link road was officially opened on Wednesday 27th July by Mayor Stuart Crosby. The link road will play a significant part in improving traffic flow as well as safety....

Runaway Sales

Runaway Sales

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

Interest in the village has been exceptionally strong with applications for over 40 villas already this year.  The village has had to engage additional resources to ensure construction can increase to match demand....

Village Community Centre Starting Soon

Village Community Centre Starting Soon

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

Well known Auckland architects Sumich Chaplin are well underway with the design for the Village Community Centre. This large building is to be known as the Beach House and will start in the third quarter of 2016....

Capers in Katikati

Capers in Katikati

General Interest

16th Jul 2021

Half an hour's drive or a short bus ride away from Pacific Coast Village, is the small yet bustling township of Katikati....

NZ Retirement Village Stands Out in International Awards

NZ Retirement Village Stands Out in International Awards

Corporate News

16th Jul 2021

Ranfurly Village, one of New Zealand’s most progressive retirement villages, has been chosen as a finalist in ‘the Oscars’ of the Age Care Industry, the Asia-Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards....

Retirement Village Vision Realised

Retirement Village Vision Realised

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

Generus Living Group is a 50-50 joint venture partner with Mangatawa in developing 40 acres (16.2 ha) of the iwi's Papamoa beachfront land into the upscale Pacific Coast Village retirement village....

Pool Pavilion Opens at Pacific Coast Village

Pool Pavilion Opens at Pacific Coast Village

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

Residents of Pacific Coast Village are delighted that their on-site pool, spa and gym complex has been opened ahead of schedule. The indoor complex features a heated 25 metre pool, separate spa, cardio room and sun deck....

Village expansion means more aged-care choice for Bay of Plenty retirees

Village expansion means more aged-care choice for Bay of Plenty retirees

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

Papamoa’s Pacific Coast Village is set to double in size after recently gaining resource consent for another 120 retirement villas, a larger community centre and an aged care complex – comprising serviced apartments as well as rest home and hospital facilities....

Retirement village repays debt and is now set for grand expansion

Retirement village repays debt and is now set for grand expansion

Corporate News

16th Jul 2021

Holly Lea, the Fendalton retirement village which attracted publicity earlier this year around its financial difficulties, has fully re-paid its debt to the bank. After realising other investments, The McLean Institute Charitable Trust recently repaid all monies owed by Holly Lea to the Southland Building Society....

Pool, spa and gym complex complete ‘Gold Coast’ lifestyle

Pool, spa and gym complex complete ‘Gold Coast’ lifestyle

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

Residents of Pacific Coast Village, Papamoa’s fastest growing retirement village, are delighted with the news that their on-site pool, spa and gym complex will be finished before the end of the year, ahead of schedule....

Road extension means safer village access for residents

Road extension means safer village access for residents

Pacific Coast News

16th Jul 2021

Plans to complete the Grenada Street link-road will ease traffic congestion and make entering and exiting the village much safer for residents and visitors....

Partnership deal secures future for Christchurch retirement village

Partnership deal secures future for Christchurch retirement village

Corporate News

18th Aug 2015

Christchurch-based retirement village developer, Retirement Assets Limited, has brokered a partnership deal with The McLean Institute – the 100 year old charitable trust responsible for the Fendalton retirement village, Holly Lea....

Ranfurly wins Top NZ award

Ranfurly wins Top NZ award

Corporate News

16th Jul 2021

Ranfurly’s exceptional efforts were officially recognised earlier this month, when the Village Hospital were not only announced as the winner of the Bidvest Excellence in Food for Care Homes and Hospital Award at the NZACA/EBOS Excellence in Care Awards, but also took out the Overall Excellence in Aged Care Award....

All About Aged Residential Care in New Zealand

All About Aged Residential Care in New Zealand

General Interest

16th Feb 2022

If you or a loved one has a serious medical condition and needs around the clock care, then perhaps it is time to consider an aged residential care facility. There are many in New Zealand, and you may even qualify for a government-funded subsidy, making it simple and affordable to obtain the care and support you need....

Aged Care Facilities vs. Retirement Villages

Aged Care Facilities vs. Retirement Villages

General Interest

16th Nov 2021

When it comes to deciding what type of facility suits you the best upon retirement, it can be a difficult task to differentiate between all the options. The two main options that you will find are aged residential care and retirement villages. Keep reading to learn the differences between aged residential care facilities and retirement villages in New Zealand to figure which one suits you best....