The Masonic Villages Trust is a registered charity that has been providing older New Zealanders with great care and communities since 1967.

Its 10 retirement villages provide modern homes to people from all walks of life in towns across the southern North Island. The Trust’s five rest homes and hospitals have excellent facilities, with staff who support residents with compassion, understanding, dedication and high levels of skill.

Engaged in 2017 by The Masonic Villages Trust, Cuttriss has helped to create the very first retirement village in Wainuiomata, allowing elderly residents to stay in their community, near friends and family.


According to an article published Jan 23 2018, Wainuiomata, which has a population of 16,700, has been without rest-home facilities for many years.

Labour list MP Ginny Andersen said a retirement village was good news for the area. The 100 jobs would be welcomed and it would also stop families being split when parents were forced to move to Lower Hutt due to the lack of facilities.

Trust chief executive Warick Dunn (left) and Hutt City mayor Ray Wallace shake hands following the public announcement on the site of the new village, from Masonic Villages Trust Website.

The land, previously a council park – is based in The Strand, Wainuiomata – and is set to contain 80 villas, an aged care facility/hospital, and communal facilities.

This innovative project is particularly interesting as it uses stormwater attenuation, which is the process of storing and releasing surface water run-off, a sustainable drainage system that reduces the risk of flooding.

Earthworks will be complete in 2018, then civil works will be under the care of Cuttriss in 2019. The project will be ongoing for a few years for construction.



Celebrating 70 years in the industry, Cuttriss Consultants are leading experts in land surveying, civil engineering and resource management planning in New Zealand.

Working with a range of stakeholders, including; business owners, developers, local Councils, central government agencies and local Iwi, Cuttriss Consultants take pride in creating thoughtful, socially and environmentally conscious spaces.

At the forefront of significant projects including the Aotea and Waikanae North housing subdivisions, as well as the relocation of St Patrick’s/Our Lady of Kāpiti School Cuttriss is working to build mutually beneficial relationships with our local communities.