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Our Vision:

It is our objective to present our properties as a fantastic lifestyle option in rural North Canterbury, while only approximately a 50minute drive to the Christchurch International Airport. Our Villas, Townhouses and Apartments are located on the site of the original business centre of the Waikari Township. All of the original buildings on the site that have recently been demolished were there from 1873 until the present time. The location has been a hidden gem for 150 years. Surrounded by health care and recreational facilities our homes are a wonderful Lifestyle living option in a connected community without the high entry cost associated with retirement villages.

We are currently developing: 


Separate Title properties with the first two completed Villas having now been sold.

The remaining two Villas currently under construction being: 2- bedroom, 2- bathroom spacious Villas at 182sqm with double garage on large private landscaped sites average area 500sqm, with a projected completion March 2025.

The design features an open plan living area including a sunroom, a well appointed kitchen plus a study. 2 x large bedrooms with double wardrobes are located at opposite ends of the house, each has an en-suite bathroom, the main bathroom is a delightful large room with a full size bath. Two outside deck areas plus a private barbeque patio accessed from the living room deck provide multiple outdoor living options.

Villas are priced from $575,000

Further construction proposed for 2025 comprising a further 4 x 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom town houses with a large open plan living area and large single garage. Proposed further development in 2026 on the adjacent site we currently own, will comprise 4 x 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Apartments, plus a further two 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Villas with large open plan living areas, single garages and wonderful views over the village green and valley beyond.

All of our properties are fully landscaped 


Our Villas and Apartments are conveniently located adjacent to the Waikari Hospital which is operated by Health NZ, providing a range of aged care which combined with the Waikari Medical Centre located directly opposite our Villas, provides a full range of health care services for the community in general.

Prices TBA


By way of a Lifetime Lease Agreement providing exclusive rights to the Villa for the duration of the Lease, with the Lease Agreement being Registered on the Property Title, along with a Priority Charge Registered in favour of the Leaseholder to ensure the property remains unencumbered at all times providing security of Tenure. 

The Lease Purchase Price reflects the cost of the Building, hence our low entry cost. The underlying value of the property, landscaping, driveways etc are addressed by way of a weekly Ground Rental component which is fixed for the Term of the Lease.


         : Lower Entry Cost.

         : All Building Maintenance by the Landlord.

         : Leaseholders interest in the Property is Registered on the Separate Property               Title.

         : Low 10% Lease Termination Fee to cover Villa Renovation at the end of the                   Leaseholders Occupancy.

Services and facilities available within our community 

 : Transport; Hawarden-Waikari community vehicle operated by the Community   Vehicle Trust is available for bookings for trips including shopping, medical, airport   drop off  and pick up etc.    

 : Medical appointment transport to Christchurch etc for North Canterbury residents       is available with the daily St Johns Ambulance shuttle service ,

 : Waikari Hospital next door, 150m walk, Elderly and respite care.


 Local Facilities:

 : Golf Club at Hawarden is a popular 9 hole course approximately 6 to 7 minute   drive, with a further 3 courses to chose from within a 20 minute drive.

 : Lawn Bowls Club in Waikari is only walking distance from the Village. 

 : Hurunui Council Residents Card allows us half price entry to the Hanmer Hot Pools     for a relaxing day out, 35 minute drive.

 : Hawarden Gym, is a great facility for a work out, specific training and exercise               requirements can be arranged as required.

 : Hawarden / Waikari Squash club has 2 glass back courts for those keen to             have  a hit. 

 : The Hawarden all weather Tennis Courts have recently been resurfaced which

   provides a great club environment, membership welcome.

 : Amberley Countdown Supermarket provides home delivery.

 : Hawarden Four Square Supermarket 6 minute drive.

About us and our Goal:

As a small privately owned development, we have a different approach to providing homes to create a wonderful lifestyle in a delightful rural environment and to essentially make your home and the cost of living there desirable and affordable. 


Hence we are adopting an independant living environment where the residents have exclusive unimpeded rights to their own home whilst living amongst like minded people, who are there to support each other as a connected community, to gain maximum enjoyment of their later years through a quality lifestyle and location.


It is a great option for lifestyle living in a property with all of the necessary services and recreational facilities being available within the Waikari community,

We want to provide spacious homes of a specific design you will appreciate and be proud to live in which are sunny, private and with a fantastic view over the surrounding countryside and the 5 hectare park reserve opposite our properties with walks, ponds and rest areas.

We also want to benefit from being an integral part of the small community that we live in, and that is reflected in utilising the existing community facilities such as the Lawn Bowls and Golf Clubs etc.

Energy costs are an increasing concern in the future which we will be addressing in developing a solar distributed generation installation to be installed over the next 2 years. We want those power bills being kept to an absolute minimum. 

Feel free to come and view our location and villas to enable you to form your own opinion. We know you won't be disappointed.


Wonderful view over the valley

Large lounge and sunroom
Large kitchen with full range of appliances
Entry foyer internal kitchen window
Open plan kitchen lounge dining
Large main bathroom / en-suite

BBQ Patio

Off street parking
Established landscaping
Off street parking
Princes Street View of stage 2
Perspective view of stage 2

Aerial View showing Hospital and Medical Centre

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     Great Northern Villas.  93 Princes Street.  Waikari.  7420

        Email:                 Ph: 0274487265
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