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  • Full bloom
    Remuera Gardens
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    24 November 2021

    Full bloom

    Remuera Gardens has more than 130 different kinds of roses in their spacious landscaped gardens. The roses are in full bloom now and their dreamy fragrance is filling every corner. The village’s gardener, Aaron Sweden, is so passionate about his job that he looks after every rose as a masterpiece.
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  • Diwali, the Festival of Lights
    Remuera Gardens
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    18 November 2021

    Diwali, the Festival of Lights

    At Real Living we’re very grateful for all the cultures that make up our villages. Remuera Gardens recently celebrated Diwali, the Festival of Lights. The residents had a real taste of the traditional sweets, and they were thrilled with the dance demonstration performed by the staff.
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  • Tried and True
    Pakuranga Park
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    16 November 2021

    Tried and True

    Pakuranga Park’s new cookbook has just been released and is full of delicious recipes submitted by our talented residents. “Tried and true: A Taste of Real Living” was developed during the lockdown and it’s the perfect Christmas gift if you like real, foolproof recipes.
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  • Homemade Market Day
    Pakuranga Park
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    11 November 2021

    Homemade Market Day

    Christmas is fast approaching, and our residents’ creativity is in full swing! At Pakuranga Park the Villagers have been busy crafting homemade decorations, baking delicious treats and preparing presents for the Women’s Refuge. On Thursday 11th of November the village will have a Market Day for the residents who want to sell their unique gifts to their neighbours.
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  • Meet Neville, Epsom Village’s star swimmer
    Epsom Village
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    10 November 2021

    Meet Neville, Epsom Village’s star swimmer

    At 77 years of age, Neville swims 2km three times per week. While most of us are having our first coffee, he’s down at the beach to train. His devotion for exercise started when he was young: he has 11 marathons under his belt, innumerable medals, and he is the current New Zealand Ocean Swim Series champion in his age group.
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  • Melbourne Cup
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    05 November 2021

    Melbourne Cup

    Glitz and glamour were on display this week at the villages in celebration of the Melbourne Cup. The residents showed off their most elegant outfits to join in the spirit of Australia’s most famous annual horse race. Some villagers decided to put their creativity to the test with their own homemade costumes and the most fabulous hats.
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  • Halloween Parade and Happy Hour
    Epsom Village
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    02 November 2021

    Halloween Parade and Happy Hour

    Epsom Village celebrated Halloween with a spooky parade and Happy Hour. The residents dressed up as witches, skeletons, monsters and even a hippy lady from the seventies. After so many weeks in lockdown, the parade brought some long needed good laughs to the village.
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  • Ted and Friends
    Pakuranga Park
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    29 October 2021

    Ted and Friends

    Pakuranga Park residents stopped to have a “little chat” with Big Ted this week, the Howick teddy bear that has been entertaining locals during this lockdown. Susan Mudford, the lady behind the Big Ted displays, has known lots of Pakuranga Park residents over the years, so she was very pleased with the surprise visit.
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  • Outdoor exercise comes back to Real Living
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    21 October 2021

    Outdoor exercise comes back to Real Living

    Real Living villages are starting to enjoy the new freedoms approved by the government. Outdoor exercise classes have started at Epsom Village, with a maximum of ten people. The residents are very happy to be able to safely mix with other bubbles and organise socially distanced Happy Hours.
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