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Te Ripo Wai Clubhouse Officially Opened

Te Ripo Wai Clubhouse Officially Opened

Far North Mayor, Moko Tepania and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rēhia Charitable Trust Chairperson, Kipa Munro joined residents and guests recently to officially open Te Ripo Wai at Arvida Te Puna Waiora in Kerikeri.

Te Ripo Wai will be the home of exercise, activity groups, events and celebrations for the residents of Arvida Te Puna Waiora Living Well Community.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rēhia Charitable Trust Chairperson, Kipa Munro opened the ceremony that was attended by the development team, contractors and Arvida Support Office.

It’s been almost a year since Ngāti Rēhia gifted the name - Te Ripo Wai – meaning gentle swirling waters and bringing lifeforce and calm from the river.

The $13 million investment showcases modern architecture and the structure is made entirely of timber.

Arvida Chief Executive, Jeremy Nicoll says Te Ripo Wai is a welcome addition to the community of 70 residents who call Arvida Te Puna Waiora home.

“This space will help support our resident-led lifestyle. It’s an absolutely beautiful building and I look forward to seeing lots of wonderful activities and events happening here.”

Te Ripo Wai features a library, conservatory, lounge/bar, and an impressive outdoor area.

Mayor, Moko Tepania says he was taken on a tour and saw the mahi undertaken on the building and was privileged to be part of the Te Ripo Wai opening.

“What a beauty of a building and a place for residents to connect and enjoy!”

The Kerikeri retirement community has been in high demand since launching in mid-2021 and is currently selling stage 4, new two and three-bedroom villas.

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