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The retirement village lifestyle.

The right village, one that truly fulfils your needs and expectations, can help enrich your quality of life and enable you to pursue your later years in the way you want to.

You can continue to live life independently, with the reassurance of the support and amenities our villages each provide. It doesn’t matter whether you are 55 or 90 years of age; it’s a lifestyle that can be enjoyed by all. All our villages are located in prime areas, close to their communities and within easy reach to public amenities.

Across our villages we offer options different sized units with a variety of bedroom and living configurations. Some villages have an emphasis on 'lifestyle' facilities, while others provide a full range of care options so our residents can enjoy the best of the village for as long as they want.

The types of accommodation we offer will vary from stand-alone villas to townhouses to apartments, as well as serviced apartments. All our villages offer a range of recreation facilities, based on a hub around a community centre.

Six good reasons to buy into a Real Living village.

Enjoy the privacy of your own home.

Keep your independence in a supportive environment.

Peace of mind from 24 hour 'on call' assistance.

Enjoy access to a variety of services and recreation facilities

No need to worry about home maintenance.

Feel secure at all times.


What we stand for.


Being of service, having a big heart, showing compassion and behaving respectfully are attitudes that matter.


We’re grateful we can make a positive difference for our people, both residents and employees.


Every action and decision is made ethically and upholds our principles.


We design, build and manage thriving communities, creating places where everyone truly belongs.

Christine Frost

Resident at Warkworth Oaks

It has been the best decision of my life.”

Christine Frost moved to Warkworth Oaks during the lockdown in 2020, after years of living in Tauranga. “It has been the best decision of my life. My family and friends live close-by, and the village allows me to socialize with like-minded people. On top of that, it’s so convenient, you can walk everywhere. At one stage I didn't use my car for a month!"

Being only 68 years old, Christine is one of our youngest residents, and she has no intention to slow down anytime soon. She is also involved with the village’s community garden, the UFO (Un-Finished Objects) craft group, patchwork & quilting group, and she also volunteers driving residents to appointments.

“Living in Warkworth Oaks allows me to have the perfect balance between my Village life and my life outside the Village. I can choose when and how to participate, and that’s the best of it! I've also made so many new friends!"

Diana Burslem

Resident at Epsom Village

There's so much happiness at Epsom Village.”

Diana Burslem picked Epsom Village because of the location and proximity to her friends and also because it’s independent living: “You can join into everything, or you can be completely apart. There’s happiness amongst the people and friendliness, and a lot of people who had interesting lives.”

Diana is one of the most active, social and friendly members of our community, and she volunteers her help every time she can.

Diana worked as a teacher for more than 40 years. Around 2004 her sister set up a company to publish Readers, the books that junior school children use to learn how to read. For Diana it was a “natural progression” to get involved in her sister’s company and start writing books for children. “I love my job, I don’t get enough of it, it’s a passion!”

Diana is another of our busy and happy villagers, who likes to live life to the fullest.

Laurie Mills

Resident at Pakuranga Park

I can’t believe I have been here 12 years!”

When Laurie Mills moved to Pakuranga Park around 12 years ago, he became one of the youngest people in the village. “Real Living has an entrance age of 55, and I was only 61 years old. I must have been very happy since I can’t believe I have been here 12 years!” Laurie always knew that retirement village life would be great for him, and he already had friends at Pakuranga Park. “It was never a question of NOT coming here, I didn’t look at any others!”. On top of everything, the village is really close to all the things he loves around the area, including Howick Little Theatre.

Laurie has been involved with this community theatre since he started acting and directing in the late 70s. He had a “day” job in the Reservations/Ticketing sector of the airline industry, but he devoted all his free time to his passion, the theatre world. “One of the things I love about theatre is that, unlike other hobbies, it’s gender free and intergenerational, so you’re always meeting such a variety of different people and age groups”.

Megan Batra

Nurse at Remuera Gardens

Aged care is my passion”

Remuera Gardens Clinical Manager, Megan Batra, is one of Real Living's most valued employees. She oversees the running of the rest home with health and safety protocols at the top of her priorities.

When Megan moved from India to New Zealand in 2009 she discovered a new calling: the aged care industry. After 13 years of experience, she started working as Remuera Gardens’ Clinical Manager in 2021. She loves the friendliness and ease of communication she finds here: “In a small retirement village you’re able to make more connections. You can spend more quality time with the residents and the staff.”

Megan is in charge of 16 staff members. Glaiza Tamiao is the clinical nurse coordinator of her close-knit team. Both they work together to ensure the wellbeing of the residents.


Meet some of our key people.

Real Living is lead by a dedicated and talented team. They have a wealth of experience gained from working in a variety of different fields and the retirement industry.