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Bennie’s Journey: The Karori Kid Who Hit All The Right Notes

At Fairview Lifestyle Village, every resident’s history adds depth to our community’s fabric. Among these, Bennie’s story stands out as a story of dedication and innovation. A life lived to the fullest. Born in 1933, amid the Great Depression, Bennie’s formative years in Karori, Wellington, were bathed in the sound of his mother’s concert piano […]

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Gerald Anderson: The Last Maestro of Brass Engraving

The richness of stories and extraordinary lives among Fairview Lifestyle Village residents never ceases to amaze both staff and fellow community members. With this in mind, we are embarking on a series of profiles to spotlight these exceptional individuals. Our first feature is Gerald Anderson, the last maestro of brass plate engraving in New Zealand. […]

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“Licence To Occupy”: Is It Right For You?

It’s an interesting phrase “licence to occupy”. As one resident of a licence to occupy retirement home put it, “It takes away the sense of ownership, but in the end, do we really own anything?”

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