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Abbeyfielders recognised for long service

Six Abbeyfielders are being recognised for their outstanding voluntary service this month, having served on Abbeyfield committees for 10 years or more. The service awards are being timed to coincide with National Volunteer Week, which runs from June 19-25. The…

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Abbeyfield Masterton redevelopment takes shape

The redevelopment of Abbeyfield Masterton continues to take shape, with the kitchen, dining and living room, pictured left, now in use. The former vicarage building, which used to house the kitchen, dining and living room, has been sold and will…

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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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Covid-19 restrictions lifted at houses

Abbeyfield houses are now operating normally again, with restrictions on visitors that were imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic now lifted. With the country moving to alert level 1 on June 9, this means there are no longer restrictions on visitor…

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Houses open again to visitors

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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Abbeyfield Motueka marks mortgage-free milestone

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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Another award for Abbeyfield NZ chairman

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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First Abbeyfield house in NZ celebrates 25 years

The first Abbeyfield house to be developed in New Zealand celebrates its 25th anniversary today! A Stuff journalist interviewed some of the residents and volunteers; you can read her article here. The house in Stoke, Nelson is home for 12…

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