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  • Celebrating Matariki
    Pakuranga Park
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    24 June 2022

    Celebrating Matariki

    Happy Matariki from Real Living! Our villages have been celebrating the Maori New Year strengthening the bond with the local community. Pakuranga Park residents were thrilled to have the visit of some very special guests, the students of St Mark’s Catholic school and Pakuranga College.
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  • Meet Carolyn and her grandson Jake, a story of bravery and survival
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    02 June 2022

    Meet Carolyn and her grandson Jake, a story of bravery and survival

    So many of our residents have extraordinary life stories that would keep you on the edge of your seat. On the 9th of December 2019, Carolyn and Paul Milbank were enjoying their villa at Pakuranga Park when they found out that their grandson, Jake, was one of the victims of the White Island eruption. Their story is one of pain, bravery, family love…and a happy ending.
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  • Art & Craft Expo
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    25 May 2022

    Art & Craft Expo

    Pakuranga Park’s Art & Craft Expo was an absolute success! Almost 500 visitors attended the exhibition last weekend to admire the stunning display of artwork and creative endeavours from our residents. The expo was not only a delight for the senses, but it was also for a good cause: the village raised more than $700 for Dementia Auckland!
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  • Meet Shirley, the gorilla’s radiographer
    Pakuranga Park
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    10 March 2022

    Meet Shirley, the gorilla’s radiographer

    Meet Shirley, a Pakuranga Park resident with an extraordinary life story. In 1997, Shirley was working as a radiographer in a private clinic in South Africa when a robber shot a gorilla at the zoo. Imagine her surprise when she found out that the injured animal was being moved to her clinic, and she was called to do the x-rays! Quite the adventure of a lifetime… but not the only one in Shirley’s life.
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  • Ruru Apartments Open Day
    Pakuranga Park
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    16 February 2022

    Ruru Apartments Open Day

    What a huge success for our Ruru Apartments’ first Open Day! Around 160 people headed to Pakuranga Park on Friday to check out our brand new ultra stylish apartments. If you couldn’t make it that day don’t worry at all! Just call Kate Wynn on 09 576 5990 to make an appointment.
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  • Fashion Parade
    Pakuranga Park
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    28 January 2022

    Fashion Parade

    The red carpet was rolled out at Pakuranga Park for Sophie Pink’s fashion parade. Four residents volunteered as models to showcase a huge variety of outfits, from comfortable tunics to elegant evening gowns. The parade was followed by a sale with prices discounted at 70%.
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  • Thirty years making model railroads
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    11 January 2022

    Thirty years making model railroads

    Ray started building model railroads 30 years ago and he’s completing his third track at Pakuranga Park. His neighbours love to visit him (Covid-permitting) to admire his creation, which includes a fully functioning turntable, miniature plants and even a fast-food shop.
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  • International Volunteer Day
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    06 December 2021

    International Volunteer Day

    To celebrate International Volunteer Day we’re sharing the stories of some of our most valuable volunteers at Pakuranga Park. Our resident volunteers help the village run more smoothly providing vital help to lots of their neighbours. Some of them, like Mike and Marilynn, also have a very active volunteer life outside the village. They’ve been involved in lots of projects, from Meals on Wheels to Crime Stoppers.
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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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