Grand opening: Catalina Clubhouse unveiled and ready for business

The official opening of the Catalina Clubhouse at Metlifecare’s Orion Point retirement village in Hobsonville marked an exciting milestone for residents, family members and employees as they celebrated their new community building at the heart of this new village.

Around 100 people gathered for the afternoon tea and ribbon-cutting event, and in doing so used their vibrant brand-new communal area exactly the way it was intended –a place to forge social connections and as an extension of their own homes.

Orion Point Village Manager, Helena Pearson acknowledged the “amazing residents” for their support on the village’s development evolution.

“The past 18 months has seen our village grow out of the ground – transforming from a bare building site to an architecturally designed collection of welcoming spaces. The opening of our Catalina Clubhouse is a chance to celebrate within our community plus show this communal space off to others.

“The broad range of village facilities open to all residents, caters to a wide range of needs like socialising, exercising, eating great food and celebrating occasions. It is truly the heart of our village.”

Since breaking ground in 2021, a strong design focus for Metlifecare has been maximising Orion Point’s unique position on the peninsula, and ensuring the village integrates into the surrounding coastal environment and community. Residents enjoy easy direct access onto Hobsonville's popular and scenic coastal walkway.

The Catalina Clubhouse features a contemporary café offering indoor-outdoor seating with expansive views of the Waitemata Harbour. Additionally, it houses a heated swimming pool, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, and hair salon.

From unwinding with a drink on the deck to partaking in wellness activities such as Pilates and Zumba, or engaging in a friendly game of snooker, Orion Point’s Catalina Clubhouse is the place to be or be seen. Just last week Upper Harbour MP Cameron Brewer dropped in for a coffee and chat with residents.

Group image from left to right:  Orion Point Village Manager Helena Pearson, first residents Bruce and Sheryl Sherrock and Metlifecare CEO Earl Gasparich.