Howick and Pakuranga Times
Botany and Ormiston Times : Howick and Botany Times Wednesday September 25
4 --- A Times Newspapers Supplement September 2013 www.times.co.nz For more information please contact Chrissie on 09 535 0225 795 Chapel Road, Howick www.brucemclarenvillage.co.nz 122394-v4 Office 1, Howick Village Mall, Central Terrace, Howick Village 0800 Fencible or 533 3539 www.fenciblelaw.co.nz 123861 Richard Galbraith Kelly McCullough Toni Field Be a hero. Rescue a pet. spca.org.nz The best of times... Enjoying your retirement Ryman Healthcare has more than 25 years experience in retirement living and resthome care, and is continually raising the bar on the service offered. The team is passionate about delivering great service and exceeding the expectations of residents and their families -- they aim to provide elderly New Zealanders with a first class choice in their retirement. Bruce McLaren Retirement Village provides a full range of retirement options along with the very best of care from friendly, caring staff. The village will feature the latest designs in retirement living including independent and serviced apartments, resthome, hospital and dementia care. Located in Howick on 795 Chapel Rd, the village is conveniently located close to the Botany Town Centre. It will encompass beautifully landscaped gardens and resort-style facilities including a heated swimming pool, spa, gymnasium, outdoor bowling green and much more! Enjoy the warmth and benefits of living in a Ryman village and what's more you'll find it surprisingly affordable. And, as a Ryman Village it offers fixed fees for life - guaranteed! Living in a Ryman Village isn't about slowing down, it's about having time to do so much more! For more information, or if you would like to come to the village for a tour and complimentary cuppa, please phone Chrissie Baker on 09 535 0225. A couple of facilities where you can enjoy yourselves here at Bruce McLaren Retirement Village. LIVE LIFE TO THE FULL AT BRUCE McLAREN ADVERTORIAL APacific Island holiday may conjure up visions of a fabulous resort where lazing around the pool, reading, swimming and being served cocktails all day long, provides the ultimate relaxation. But many holiday- makers now opt to rent a house for their island idyll. Three local women, who each rented beachfront accommodation on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands, agreed that it made for an especially relaxing and inexpensive holiday. "There was no pressure to attend set meal times which meant we could get up when we felt like it with no rush to dress and be down in the dining room before breakfast was 'over.' Or to complete with queues at cooking stations and buffets," said one of the three island-trippers. Another said she loved being able to sit on the deck all day, read, watch the sea and enjoy eating and drinking what she liked and when she felt like it without it, "breaking the bank". "We took drinks, food and treats over with us. We enjoyed cooking in-house but also ate at resorts when the mood took us. No need to dress in the morning, no worrying that we had to be out of our room before the maid arrived to service it, and no scrambling for a lounger and then worrying we would lose it if we went for a swim. "We were two couples who rented a shoreline house which had two bedrooms each with a bathroom plus a central cooking/dining area and a huge covered deck where we did most of our lounging -- fabulous." A third traveller said she didn't like crowded resorts but found the more exclusive, private affairs, too expensive. "Our bach was very simply furnished but I loved the privacy. We watched beautiful sunsets from our deck most nights and we invited 'locals' from across the road to join us for barbecues and company. "We felt we met the real people of Rarotonga and loved every minute. We worked to our own timetable, could step to the sea and never had to worry about tides where we were -- swimming was great all the time and warm too!" All three couples said their holidays were stress-free, inexpensive and gave them an opportunity to see a very natural side to Rarotonga. "We definitely recommend this kind of holiday to people who want to kick back and forget about make-up, how they look in a swimsuit and whether it would look bad knocking back a bottle of wine over the course of a day," the women agreed. "This is one time when we could really say we enjoyed island time!" Bungalows the way to go!
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