The vision is becoming a wonderful reality
Independent living Two & three bedroom villas
Personalised care Rest home, hospital & dementia care (planned)
As the milestones tick by, Te Puna Waiora | The Source of Wellbeing is evolving into an extraordinary community for a fulfilling and fun life.
Arvida’s Te Puna Waiora community for over-65s is one-of-a-kind, because residents are making it special with their ideas, skills and energy. Since its opening in 2020, the community has acquired its own classic launch, for fishing and day trips; a flock of chickens, for a constant supply of fresh eggs; and a fully-equipped workshop, to build things like predator traps to protect the community’s native birds. Many other initiatives are in the pipeline, all inspired by residents’ interests and needs.
Te Puna Waiora is destined to be the best
A major milestone that everyone’s looking forward to is completion of the community clubhouse, which will have a resident-led kitchen, bar, games room with pool table, exercise room, hobby room, library, and multi-use space for events and special occasions. Additionally, the clubhouse will have an alfresco deck area with a barbecue and pizza oven. Alongside, a full-size bowling green will provide sporting action. Construction will be finished in February, so residents can enjoy the new facilities over summer. Walkways and paths are being built to connect housing areas to the clubhouse.
An inspiring line-up of activities
As the population grows at Te Puna Waiora, so does the activities list. Currently there are groups for ukulele music sessions, swimming at Kerikeri’s public pool, maintaining the community’s boat Alma G, tending a butterfly garden and staying strong with gyro kinesis (a blend of yoga, pilates and tai chi). An activity that everyone loves is helping to maintain the community’s native forest and wetlands.
There’s also a ‘hammer and chatter’ group and a men’s morning tea activity that heads off to a mysterious destination every week (secret bloke’s business!). What’s more, residents are getting organised to help out with the Kerikeri Christmas Parade – in 2022 Te Puna Waiora provided essential manpower (complete with red and white suit) for Santa’s Grotto.
Village manager Monique Hawker loves to hear about new ideas for activities, outings and on-site occasions. And she’s great at helping residents to bring their concepts to life. So if you decide to live at Te Puna Waiora, remember to pack your wish list of things to do.
The story of Te Puna Waiora
As representatives of mana whenua, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rēhia gifted Arvida Group the name for this community. Te Puna Waiora | The Source of Wellbeing reflects Arvida’s focus on Living Well. Puna means a fountain or a spring, signifying regeneration and Waiora means health and wellness.
At the moment, Te Puna Waiora is offering new homes for fully-independent residents. In the future, there will be a care centre for residents who need rest home, hospital-level or dementia care. There will also be a comprehensive Living Well centre with a swimming pool, fitness facilities and health services. Already Korowai Health and Wellness, a provider of ACC and health-related services, has established a base at Te Puna Waiora.
Arvida. Living a life with soul.
Two and three-bedroom villasAvailable now
Positioned to make the most of the Kerikeri sunshine, our two and three-bedroom homes have light-filled open plan living areas with great indoor-outdoor flow. Each home has an ensuite bathroom plus separate toilet and an internal-access garage.
Facilities & activities
The resident clubhouse at Arvida Te Puna Waiora is now under construction, to be completed in December 2023
59 Hall Road, Kerikeri 0230