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The Diana Isaac Retirement Village provides a full range of retirement options, along with the best of resthome, hospital and dementia care.

Located off East Ellington Drive in Shirley, the village is conveniently situated close to the Palms Shopping Centre. Features include architecturally designed independent townhouses and apartments, serviced apartments, and a care centre, set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens.

The resort-style facilities include an all-weather bowling green, indoor heated swimming pool, spa, grand atrium, library, gymnasium, hair and beauty salon, bar, shop and movie theatre.

Living & Care Options

Independent Living


Assisted Living

Serviced Apartment



Village Facilities

Scooter BayScooter BayPrivate DiningPrivate Dining
Bowling GreenBowling GreenSwimming PoolSwimming Pool
Spa PoolSpa PoolPetanque CourtPetanque Court
LibraryLibraryVillage CentreVillage Centre
Internet CafeInternet CafeDining RoomDining Room
Hair SalonHair SalonBeauty TherapyBeauty Therapy
ShopShopMovie TheatreMovie Theatre
Pool TablePool TableIndoor BowlsIndoor Bowls

Lady Diana Isaac

Lady Isaac was one of Canterbury's most respected and admired citizens. She was renowned for her generosity and support for the arts, education, and her widely acclaimed work in conservation and the preservation of endangered species.

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Village News

DI VC Feature Story Feb

Lavendar Gardens visit

On Thursday 26 January, a group of ten Rest-home residents were treated to an outing and homemade afternoon tea at The Christchurch Lavender Gardens.

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Contact Details

Diana Isaac Retirement Village
1 Lady Isaac Way,
Mairehau, Christchurch 8052

Village Manager: George Smith
Sales Advisor: Adrienne Todd

Phone: (03) 386 3018
Fax: (03) 386 3019

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Upcoming Events

Monday 27 February

CNC Alliance