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About Us

Meet the Local Team behind Longridge Country Estate 

Tim Bartells - Longbridge Country Estate

Tim Bartells

Tim brings over 30 years of property development experience to Longridge Country Estate.

His “big picture” thinking has been the driving force behind the concept, and project  management elements.

As the guy who often looks at something that already works well, then asks: “how can we make it better?”, Tim’s vision is to propel retirement village living into the future, using design and technology to support the three pillars of Comfort, Community and Care, and he is committed to ensuring that the highest standards are achieved and maintained.

Jenny Wilson - Longbridge Country Estate

Jenny Wilson

Jenny’s professional background in tourism, events, employment, and community has brought a  people-focused view to the team.

Studies show that activity, stimulation, a connection with nature and strong community ties are all vital for greater health and happiness no matter what age we are. Jenny is a passionate believer in the well-being of people and the planet, Jenny is instrumental in ensuring that Longridge Country Estate encompasses all of these values to provide the best possible living environment for Longridge residents.

Jewels Ware - Village Manager - Longbridge Country Estate

Jewels Ware
Village Manager

Jewels is delighted to be part of the Longridge Country Estate team. She has a diverse background in healthcare and corporate administrative management and also brings her experience as an Emergency Medical Technician with St John New Zealand.

Her passion is centered on ensuring the welfare of others and feels honored to share her experience with her Longridge team and support the well-being of all the residents.

Call Jewels on 0277 795 795
Or Freephone 0800 928928


New Bartells Group Village Featured on TV1 Seven Sharp!


Recently, Tim was on TVNZ's Seven Sharp, telling NZ about our next Retirement Village, Springwater Country Estate, in Putāruru. Being born and bred in Putāruru, this Village is very close to Tim's heart. This video will also give you a sense of our business philosophy and will show you a little more of our sister-village, Longridge Country Estate in Paeroa.

Click on the link below.

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The HPA Group is a professional retirement village developer and manager with a long history, having successfully developed numerous high quality retirement villages throughout New Zealand.
They provide professional assistance in all aspects of retirement village development and we are very proud to be working with them to bring you Longridge Country Estate, in Paeroa.

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