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Official Opening of ‘The Moorings’ Retirement Village

Stage one of The Moorings Retirement Village was officially opened in Whitianga on Friday last. It is Hopper Developments’ latest extension to its ever-growing Whitianga Waterways canal lifestyle acreage, with the entrance right next to the Medical Centre on Joan Gaskell Drive.
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The gathering of invited guests were welcomed by Sales Manager Shana Hopper-McCully.

The official ribbon was cut by Judy Thody and Brenda Simpson, the purchasers of the first of the village units. The couple are looking forward to their move from Mangawhai and hope to take up residence in June.

Leigh Hopper, Director of Hopper Developments, said the retirement village had been on the plans since the inception of the Waterways in 2001. A crucial component was always to be the establishment of the nearby one-stop Medical Centre, which opened last year.

“We are looking 50 years ahead,” Leigh Hopper said.

“This complex will offer access to wider medical services in a unique social environment, wrapped on three sides by canal frontage. This is where I would like to retire.”

Ruth Scandrett, General Manager of Hopper Living said, “We are thrilled to officially open The Moorings Retirement Village.

This marks a significant milestone for both Hoppers and the Mercury Bay area. While the primary focus is on units for independent living, the plan here is eventually to offer a variety of living arrangements, including integrated hospital care facilities.”

Guests were then invited to inspect the show home, where plans of the finished complex were distributed. Four villas are now complete, with two more almost finished. Stage one of The Moorings will eventually comprise 18 residences, while the long-term (8-10 year) plan is for up to 220 units.