Gulf Rise News

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Heartwarming pen pal story hits the headlines

During the Covid19 lockdown, Gulf Rise Sales Executive Michelle Pipping came up with a brilliant plan to connect residents of the village with local kids in the community, and keep her 6-year old, Holly, busy at the same time.

With Holly’s help, she organised for more than 60 children from the local community to write letters and draw pictures for residents at Gulf Rise and neighbouring Hibiscus Coast Village.

Pat Jeffries, who lives at Gulf Rise, was thrilled to be paired up with pen pal Holly. They exchanged letters and bonded over their love of cats. The whole experience had been “just lovely” according Pat, 78, “it gave me a great deal of warmth and pleasure.”

Many residents are still in touch with their pen pals, with plans for a meet up event where the kids can meet their pen pals in person in the pipeline now restrictions have lifted.

The story also hit the headlines, featuring on the Stuff.co.nz website during lockdown.

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Link: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120954475/coronavirus-kids-write-heartwarming-letters-to-auckland-retirees-during-covid19-lockdown?fbclid=IwAR2wpDnXeV5w0f0EikkyCfraZmJvbz8Jwb01pEFIOVdRAQUFXr4FSMBpr58

Building update – good weather, great progress

The gardens have really come alive at Gulf Rise with landscaping around the garden pavilion and Rakino apartments nearly complete.

The Rakino apartments are now complete, with our first residents already moved in and loving it.

Bulk excavation is well underway for stage 2 at Gulf Rise; building work will commence for the central amenities in just a few months’ time.

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New resident’s croc hunting past a talking point

Bodil Leitch will bring some very interesting work stories with her when she moves into the village in the coming months. The newest addition to the Gulf Rise community made headlines recently, due to the time she spent as a crocodile hunter in...

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Introducing Jarrod

A supermarket encounter was the catalyst for Gulf Rise village manager Jarrod Shearer’s career change. How did you find yourself in this sector? I spent my early career working in the Customer Service Agency of Dunedin City Council. It taught me...

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More in Store Magazine

The Summer 2019/20 edition of Metlifecare's More in Store magazine is out now.This issue has a new look and feel and, for the first time, we're proud to be enviro-mark Gold Certified, meaning we use paper from well-managed forests and BIO-inks. In this...

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Garden Pavilion Opening – APO Event

On the 28th of November Gulf Rise’s beautiful Garden Pavilion came to life with more than 80 residents, prospects, staff and guests coming together for the official opening. The Garden Pavilion adds to the lifestyle the residents enjoy and...

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