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The Village

The Falls Estate Lifestyle village has a special, resort-like character with wide-open spaces and beautifully presented homes and gardens, in a safe and secure environment.

Set on 5.7 hectares (14 acres) of mostly flat land, next to the beautiful scenic Whangarei Falls, this outstanding setting is only minutes from the Whangarei city centre, various shopping centres, golf and bowling clubs, parks and churches.

The village has a resort-like atmosphere with open spaces, mature trees and expansive lawns and gardens lying well to the sunshine. Our facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, a gymnasium, a craft room and men’s workshop, a full size snooker/billiard table and indoor bowls, Village Restaurant and Bar, a village shop and communal vegetable garden for residents, a hair salon, and a covered BBQ and brasier area.

Our residents and their property are protected through security patrols and 24-hour security monitors. The main gates to the village are locked and secured by coded entry after dark. This system is unobtrusive but highly effective (and we’ve never had a security-related incident of any concern).

All of our village homes are also equipped with a 24-hour emergency call system. But our real secret is the wonderful village community at The Falls Estate – the sense of fun and friendship that all our residents enjoy. That’s the most valuable thing of all, and the one thing money can’t buy.

All of our village homes are equipped with a 24-hour emergency call system.

 

Falls Estate Spa

We take retirement seriously and encourage plenty of rest!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any special requirements to become a resident?

At the time of entry, applicants generally need to be over 65 years of age and able to cope with the day-to-day running of their accommodation.

Who is responsible for paying the cost of insurance premiums in the village?

The weekly service fee includes all insurance premiums with the exception of your normal household contents insurance. Residents are therefore required to insure their own personal effects.

Who is responsible for the cost of general and water rates?

The weekly service fee includes general and water rates.

What “say” will I have as a resident in the operation of The Falls Estate?

The Occupation Right Agreement provides for the setting up of a Residents Committee, which will comprise representatives from the residents and which will advise/liaise with the Directors and the management of the Estate.

What provision is there for ongoing care, as I get older?

The provision of ongoing care is of great importance to the BeGroup. Planning has already been completed for a new 20 bed memory loss unit and a 30 bed rest care and hospital care unit.

Are visitors allowed?

Yes absolutely! Your accommodation at The Falls Estate is your home and as such visitors are always welcome. The Community Centre, restaurant and recreational facilities are also available for both residents and their quests.

Are there any limitations to a resident’s absence from the village?

Not really. Residents live in their own homes and come and go as they please. One of the many advantages of planned residential estate living is that residents can go on their normal holidays, be it for a week or six months, with greater peace of mind regarding the maintenance and security of their homes. The only requirements are that management is advised of the intended period of absence and of any change that may occur whilst residents are away. Payment of the weekly service fee must be maintained as these costs are naturally on-going whether a person is in residence or not.

Can I reserve a home or an apartment for the future?

There are always homes and apartments becoming available on the Estate. We find that most people like to familiarise themselves with the village and our concept, then record their interest with us. When a particular home of your choice becomes available we will contact you. If you don’t plan moving for a year or two, you are still very welcome to visit the Estate now to learn more about the Estate concept and lifestyle.

Is there provision for a garden?

The grounds at the Falls Estate are beautifully landscaped in a manner that harmonises with the total surrounding environment. The ground staff maintain all areas to a carefully planned and monitored program. Residents can grow vegetables and change their flower gardens to reflect their own personality and taste, provided they continue to maintain them. There is also a community garden area, where residents can help grow produce for the village community to purchase at below market prices, with the profits returned to the residents’ social club.

Are there any “hidden” restrictions?

No – quite the reverse. The Falls Estate provides much more freedom from chores and responsibilities than can be readily envisaged. The only “limitations” are those brought about by the normal considerations and courtesies, which any community of people require from one another.

Who pays for the maintenance of the village?

The weekly service fee provides for external maintenance. Internal maintenance, repairs and maintenance of appliances provided in the homes is the resident’s responsibility.

Are pets permitted?

At the discretion of management, small house trained animals or caged birds may be permitted.

 

Falls Estate Camp Fire

If we ever have questions we like to get together and share our thoughts.

Facilities

As at 22nd Spet 2017 the village consists of 147 dwellings in the following configurations:

115 x 2 or 3 bedroom homes

2 x 1 bedroom apartments

26 x 2 bedroom apartments

4 x 3 bedroom apartments.

The Falls provides residents with the use of a wide range of recreational facilities and activities, including:

Community lounge, Coffee mornings, Library, Hairdresser (twice weekly), Indoor bowls, Gymnasium, Village shop, Restaurant and Bar, Craft groups, BBQ area and brasier, Weekly dancing, Billiards / Pool / Snooker, Disk bowls, Indoor heated pool and spa, Large residents’ engineering and woodworking workshop, Craft room, Sit Fit and Tai Chi classes, Mah-Jong, cribbage, Bolivia and bridge afternoons, Happy hour every Tuesday and Friday nights, Housie and film evenings, Genealogy, Poetry and writing, Solo dancing, Prosperus share group, Quoits, scrabble, Skip Bo, and Trivial Pursuits, Table tennis, Village Choir, Mosaics Group, Patchwork / quilting, Knit and Natter, Karaoke, Phase 10, Meditation group, DVD library, Jig saws, Mystery van trips, Sunday lunchtime concerts, Village Fellowship group, 24/7 Emergency help if / when you need it.

Security

We take village and personal security seriously at The Falls. All of our homes are equipped with a 24-hour emergency call system.

Personal security includes the ability for residents to summon medical or other personal help at any time of the day or night.

Code of practice and complaints policy

Download The Falls Estate Complaints Procedure 2017

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Arrange a viewing

The best way to find out more about life at The Falls, is to come along and visit. We can show you around the village, and show you the properties we have for sale, and the wide variety of facilities available for residents to use.

For more information on Falls Estate call Ros on +64 9 437 5844.