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Abbeyfielder recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

  • June 2, 2020

Longtime Abbeyfielder Peter Smale has been honoured for his services to seniors, the community and horticulture by being appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Peter was involved in the establishment of…

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Houses open again to visitors

  • May 12, 2020

As of Thursday May 14, our Abbeyfield houses will open to visitors again but there will be restrictions to comply with the Covid-19 alert level two measures. Visitors will be restricted to residents' family and friends, care providers, Abbeyfield committee…

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Houses mark Anzac Day

  • May 4, 2020

Abbeyfield houses around the country marked Anzac Day in various ways. While residents and staff were in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were still able to remember New Zealanders killed in war and honour servicemen and women. They…

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Abbeyfield houses closed to visitors due to COVID-19

  • March 30, 2020

Our Abbeyfield houses are now closed to all visitors, except essential visitors such as medical and social service staff, as a result of the requirement for New Zealanders to self-isolate in their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Essential visitors…

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Abbeyfield Motueka marks mortgage-free milestone

  • March 17, 2020

Abbeyfield Motueka recently celebrated becoming mortgage-free. Its house has been operating for 18 years and caters for 10 residents. Initially it had a $450,000 mortgage from the Tasman District Council, which has now been paid off. To mark the achievement…

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Abbeyfield Masterton nears target

  • February 18, 2020

The major redevelopment of Masterton's Abbeyfield house is close to going ahead, with local fundraising nearing its target. The project, being undertaken by Abbeyfield Properties in conjunction with Abbeyfield Masterton, will cost close to $1 million in total. Of the…

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Another award for Abbeyfield NZ chairman

  • December 16, 2019

Abbeyfeld NZ chairman Simon Hayes has been recognised once more for his community contribution - this time with a Kiwibank Local Hero of the Year Award. He was one of 18 people in the Otago region presented with the award…

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Abbeyfield NZ chairman receives community awards

  • October 2, 2019

Abbeyfield NZ chairman, Simon Hayes, has received two awards recently for his outstanding community service. Simon was presented with the Spirit of Senior Support award by the Wakatipu Community Foundation, for his involvement with Abbeyfield and long service to organisations…

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Abbeyfield houses recognised for fostering connections

  • September 10, 2019

  Abbeyfield houses in Nelson, Motueka and Golden Bay have been recognised for promoting positive ageing, encouraging community connections and supporting older people by Age Concern Nelson Tasman. Abbeyfield was a finalist in the recent 2019 AgeConnect Champion awards, in…

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