The red carpet was laid out for residents and VIP guests arriving to witness the official opening of Logan Campbell by Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.
Describing the development as a ‘fantastic place to live’, Mayor Goff praised the decision to name the village after Logan Campbell and said Ryman was meeting the needs of Auckland’s rapidly increasing older population.
“Here you’re living in an environment where you have plenty of green open space but it’s all done for you, and the maintenance is looked after for you, and you have the knowledge that if you become ill you don’t need to move out of the village.”
The Mayor’s words followed a special blessing performed by Ngati Whatua o Orakei Kaumatua Matt Maihi and Bob Hawke, and an address was given by Chief Executive Gordon MacLeod.
There was an audible gasp when Gordon revealed 70,000 tonnes of volcanic rock was removed from the site!
“Today, more than four years later, the team has created a beautiful village nestled in the heart of one of Auckland’s finest suburbs, which has incredible views across the city,” he said, before directly addressing the residents who have already moved in.
“It is your home, your place. It is your voices, your laughter, your memories, your companionship with fellow residents and your interactions and regard for our staff that will make this a special place.
“We want it to be a home that you can be proud of.”