Business View Oceania | August 2022

25 26 BUSINESS VIEW OCEANIA VOLUME 4, ISSUE 8 BUSINESS VIEW OCEANIA VOLUME 4, ISSUE 8 who are Waikato locals with a great knowledge of the community. Highfield also engages residents in vibrant, whole-village functions, including holiday and birthday celebrations, and weekly activities that include indoor and outdoor bowling, fitness, arts and crafts, dancing, movies, quizzes, bingo, happy hours, coffee and shopping trips, and walking groups. Highfield Management are proud of the steady growth Highfield has experienced since its founding. Representatives say, “We currently have 116 two-and three-bedroom villas. Our residents are very happy at Highfield and love everything on offer. Initially, the strategic plan included the construction of 100 villas over 10 years, but our village proved to be so popular that we have managed to complete construction of more than 100 villas in just six years. We want to be able to offer life at Highfield for as many people as possible, so we are planning on further extending the village to develop and build another 58 villas, including serviced residences that offer additional care for things like laundry, housekeeping, and meal options.” Highfield’s rural location and lush atmosphere sets the village apart from the rest, representatives explain. “It’s a beautiful rolling countryside here. We are a short walk from town, but we also provide van transport services for any residents that require it. Our gardens are absolutely sensational- we often have homegrown flowers in our reception area. The community vegetable garden offers vegetables at very reasonable prices to the residents via the Lodge for their convenience. One of the things that our residents absolutely loved during lockdown was the fact they could walk through the village to remain active and enjoy the beautiful surroundings whilst maintaining their safety”. At the height of the COVID – 19 pandemic, Highfield’s residents were kept actively informed of updated government regulations and reassured of their safety by staff. Management shares, “We are family owned and operated, and there’s a small team of core staff, so we have a genuine connection with everyone who chooses to live at Highfield. Throughout the lockdown, we kept in close communication with our residents, passing on care packages and food to anyone who became unwell. As an independent living village, we’ve naturally come up against a few challenges. For example, we found it very difficult to access Rapid Antigen Tests – we actually purchased these at TE AWAMUTU TE AWAMUTU FLOORING XTRA 329 Benson Road, Te Awamutu P: (07) 870 1091 E: See instore for your free measure and quote! LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED HIGHF I ELD COUNTRY ESTATE RET I REMENT V I LLAGE (HIGHF I ELD) TE AWAMUTU 670CambridgeRoad 078726210