Enliven | Positive Ageing Services

We believe everybody
deserves to enjoy life,
whatever their age

Kowhainui Retirement Village, Whanganui
  • Brand new villas available now
  • Vibrant community
  • Next to Enliven’s Kowhainui Home

Enliven’s Kowhainui Retirement Village covers two neighbouring sites on St John’s Hill – Edith Collier Drive and Kowhainui Drive. These townhouse-style villas offer care-free retirement living in a vibrant and welcoming community.

The Kowhainui Drive villas are set in beautiful park-like surroundings with private courtyard garden areas. Each villa is well appointed and includes an open plan lounge/dining room, separate kitchen, bathroom and laundry. There are one and two bedroom options.

The brand new Edith Collier Drive villas are modern, purpose-built brick townhouses set amongst established rose gardens. Each two bedroom villa includes an open plan kitchen/dining room, separate lounge, bathroom and laundry.

The villas also include:

  • a heat pump and air-conditioning
  • warm and insulated
  • a sun-room/conservatory (Kowhainui Drive villas only)
  • a combination of gas and electric hot water
  • wet-floor convertible bathroom and laundry
  • connections for telephone, internet and digital TV
  • ample storage and double wardrobes
  • double-glazed windows (Edith Collier Drive villas only)
  • carpet and slip resistant vinyl flooring
  • emergency call buttons
  • washing line
  • a private courtyard/garden area
  • garage/carport
  • off-street parking
  • wheelchair accessibility
  • your choice of quality curtains or blinds from our selection.

Read what Graham has to say about his Kowhainui retirement villa.

Freedom, independence and choice

At Enliven’s Kowhainui Retirement Village you can enjoy living in your own home, but without the worry and hassle of property maintenance. We’ll take care of all the hard work! That includes maintenance, landscaping and gardens. Of course, if you’re a bit of a green thumb or enjoy pottering in the garden, you’re welcome to take care of the area around your villa. It’s up to you.

Support and security

At Kowhainui Retirement Village you’ll live independently, with the peace of mind of knowing help is at hand if you need it.

We can arrange short or long-term healthcare assistance, practical home help, personal care services, meals and house keeping services. These services are provided by Enliven on a ‘fee-for-service’ basis, although you may find that some of these services can be subsidised by Whanganui District Health Board. Feel free to talk with us about the options available to you.

If there comes a time that you, or your spouse, need extra support Kowhainui Retirement Village residents are given preferential entry into Enliven’s rest homes, including the neighbouring Kowhainui Home. Services available include rest home, hospital and dementia-level care, as well as respite and convalescent care.

Contact us

Address: 88 Virginia Road and Edith Collier Drive
Call: 06 349 1494 for the Village Sales Agent
Call: 0800 ENLIVEN (that’s 0800 365 4836)


2 br
33 villas