We have commented on these in previous posts. By our estimate there could now be close to 1,000 Waikanae people living in the three ‘licence to occupy’ type retirement villages. Whether or not the Maypole company (or others) plan yet another in their developments, we don’t know.
For those contemplating this option there are important details and advice on the MSD’s website here. Like all business categories, some retirement villages are run ethically — and some are not; see Paul Henry’s comments.