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Abbeyfielder recognised in NZer of the Year awards

We're thrilled that Terry Foster,  who has played a leading role in the development of Abbeyfield in New Zealand, has been recognised in the prestigious Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards. Terry is one of 10 semi-finalists in the…

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Abbeyfield Greymouth house a step closer

An Abbeyfield house is a step closer to being built in Greymouth, thanks to a $500,000 commitment from Development West Coast. Abbeyfield Greymouth is working with Abbeyfield Properties to develop an Abbeyfield house catering for 12 over-65s. The house will…

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Abbeyfield features in radio programme

Bill McKay, a senior lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland, was full of praise for the Abbeyfield housing model when he spoke on Radio New Zealand's Nine to Noon programme today. He described…

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WWII medals presented

WWII veteran Keith Faulkner, a resident at Abbeyfield Motueka, was recently presented with replica war service medals at a surprise presentation. Keith served in the British merchant navy but no longer had the medals he'd been awarded - the British…

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Redevelopment of Abbeyfield Masterton under way

Work on the expansion of Abbeyfield Masterton is now under way, with a target completion date of early 2022. Construction work has started on the new dining room, kitchen and lounge, which are being added to the existing wing of…

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Hawke’s Bay steering committee set up

A steering committee has now been set up in Hawke's Bay, to work towards establishing an Abbeyfield house there. So we'd like to welcome Hawke's Bay to the Abbeyfield family! The case for an Abbeyfield house in Hawke's Bay is…

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Fenn Shaw receives Royal Patron’s Award

Christchurch Abbeyfielder Fenn Shaw has received the Royal Patron's Award, Abbeyfield's highest honour recognising exceptional contribution and commitment. Fenn is pictured above: left with Executive Officer Susan Jenkins, and right with nominator Margaret Yorke at a celebratory function at Abbeyfield…

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Abbeyfield NZ recognises 44 for outstanding voluntary service

Forty-four people recently received certificates of appreciation for outstanding voluntary service (10 years or more) from Abbeyfield NZ. They include present and past members of Abbeyfield committees, the Abbeyfield NZ and Abbeyfield Properties boards and Abbeyfield Foundation Charitable Trust. The…

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