Highfield Country Estate

To check out a over view of Highfield Village


Highfield Country Estate Retirement Village is located on Swarbrick Drive in Te Awamutu, and is situated on 9.5 hectares of scenic rural land. The village layout is specifically designed to meet your needs.Constructed over six stages, the village will consist of 116  two/three bedroom architecturally designed villas.

At the heart of the village is a purpose built community centre – the hub of Highfield’s community life. The centre incorporates a host of facilities to enable you to choose how involved you become. Whether you prefer to live an active, relaxed, peaceful or social lifestyle, that decision is entirely yours

Highfield Country Estate is a gated community with nightly security patrols for your peace of mind. 24 hour medical alarm buttons are standard in each villa and communal area, which are linked through to the appropriate professional staff, who will be ready to assist you in any eventuality.


Te Awamutu Birthing Centre


Check out the completed photos of the Te Awamutu Birthing Center at https://www.dkdesignerhomes.co.nz/projects/


Te Awamutu’s new birthing centre will be built by DK Builders at the Mega centre on Cambridge Road. After a year of uncertainty over the future of maternity services in Te Awamutu a decision by the Waikato District Health Board has paved the way for a private maternity unit.

The New Zealand Institute of Community Health Care had carried out the study for Waikato DHB earlier in 2013, looking at the future of primary birthing facilities in Te Awamutu. The study came about after a steady increase in the number of women choosing to have their babies in Hamilton rather than in their own community.

The review team, headed by Dr Chris Hendry, a midwife with more than 30 years’ experience, undertook a detailed review of factors impacting on the reduced use of these facilities by local women, and recommended that birthing and labour services for Morrinsville/Te Aroha and Te Awamutu women, be consolidated in Hamilton.

Three public consultation meetings were held in Te Awamutu, and while there was no disputing the figures, the public made it clear the reason for the decline in birthing in Te Awamutu was due to the run-down and out-of-date nature of the facilities, rather than the quality of care and expertise available here.

Waipa Mayor Jim Mylchreest and Council, represented by Te Awamutu councillor Hazel Barnes, put their weight behind a proposal to maintain services in Te Awamutu. By April this year Waikato DHB had made the announcement that Te Awamutu’s Matariki Maternity Unit would close, but significantly were open to hearing proposals for a private facility from a group of mainly health professionals who formed a working party to investigate other options for the town.

The Waikato DHB approved the proposal from Te Awamutu Birthing and signed off a three year agreement for a birthing hub, from September 1, 2015, as well as giving the group the go ahead to sub-lease Matariki Maternity Unit from February 1 to September 1 to operate an interim service. Health Board members were pleased to support the proposal, saying it was an excellent arrangement which made sense for the Te Awamutu community.