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New apartments named in honour of the late Sir Paul Reeves

The Selwyn Foundation names new apartments in honour of the late Right Revd Sir Paul Reeves

The Selwyn Foundation’s new five storey apartment building currently under construction at Hillsborough’s Selwyn Heights Village is to be named the ‘Reeves Apartments’, in honour of the late Right Reverend and Honourable Sir Paul Reeves, Archbishop and Primate of New Zealand, 1980–1985, and Governor General of New Zealand, 1985–1990.

As Bishop of Auckland and Archbishop, Sir Paul was President of the Foundation when Selwyn made its first foray into independent living accommodation. During his tenure, Sir Paul officiated at a number of events marking the Foundation’s development of services.

Sir Paul belonged to the Puketapu hapu of the Te Atiawa of Taranaki and was the first person of Maori descent to be appointed Governor General. It is generally recognised that he touched hearts as few public figures have and was committed to shaping and improving life in New Zealand. He was not afraid to say what he believed and spoke on all subjects with knowledge and a cutting-edge.

“In naming our new apartments in honour of Sir Paul, we celebrate his memory, his association with The Selwyn Foundation and the respect in which he was held by so many New Zealanders,” said Garry Smith, the Chief Executive Officer of The Selwyn Foundation.

Specifically designed to optimise the exceptional vistas of the surrounding landscape, the Reeves Apartments will occupy a central position in the Village and will complete the ‘U’-shaped complex of community facilities and apartments surrounding Selwyn Heights’ existing bowling green and Chapel. Showcasing the latest thinking in retirement living, this prestigious development will also offer an extensive array of new amenities, including swimming and spa pools, a gymnasium, restaurant, function area, retail outlets, and underground car parking.

With prices starting from $415,000, these 56 stylish one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments will be available in November 2014 and will further expand the Village’s appeal for retirees looking for quality and style in a premium environment.

Selwyn Heights Village is part of The Selwyn Foundation, an independent charitable trust with Christian values, providing independent retirement living, residential care and community services for older people. www.selwyncare.org.nz

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