Guide to Retiring at The Sterling in Silverstream

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Choosing a location to retire is an important decision. There are many things to consider such as proximity to necessary amenities including medical, wellbeing and hospitality, as well as the recreational activities available nearby and the atmosphere of the surrounding community.

At The Sterling, Kaiapoi, located in the heart of Silverstream, anything you might need in your later years is on your doorstep or a short drive away. Continue reading for our full guide to retiring at The Sterling, Kaiapoi.

Health & Wellbeing

  • Silverstream Kaiapoi Pharmacy offers so much more than prescriptions and medicine. The store has a host of beautiful gift products and the lovely staff are always more than happy to answer your questions and give advice.
  • Silverstream Medical Centres’ team are family orientated and will care for you and your loved ones’ health in a vibrant and friendly environment.
  • Total Health Physio & Podiatry has an enthusiastic team of physiotherapists and a podiatrist who cherish helping you to recover from any injuries.
  • PAG Dental’s kind team of dentists are committed to helping you maintain good oral health with their wide range of dental services. They work closely with the pharmacy and medical centre to bring you a full continuum of care.
  • K Endodontics’ friendly team specialises in root canal treatment and aims to make the process as comfortable as possible, so you can have peace of mind knowing they will help you maintain a healthy smile.
  • The Girouard Centre’s compassionate team are dedicated to helping you to improve your health and wellbeing through weight management, while also offering delicious guilt-free treats.
  • Le Plaisir is the perfect place to get pampered by their lovely team of hair and beauty specialists, who will spoil you with relaxing treatments to help you feel fresh and revived.
  • Flexible care & service options will be available from the day you move into The Sterling, Kaiapoi.



  • Urban Revival Café serves freshly baked muffins and scones each morning to complement their own coffee blend as well as cuisine using local produce from paddock to table.
  • Indian Lotus Restaurant serves authentic Indian food, with delicious and innovative dishes.
  • Café/Club Lounge/Bar*



  • A walkway/cycleway follows the spring fed Silverstream that flows through the heart of the subdivision.
  • There is a playground surrounded by lush green space and located next to the Silverstream making it the perfect place to entertain the grandchildren.
  • Fitness stations line the walkway/cycleway so you can make a pit stop with some extra work outs.
  • A jetty overlooks the Silverstream and is the perfect place to watch the wildlife that thrives in the stream.
  • Bowling green*
  • Putting green*
  • Pool*



  • New Zealand Post is located inside Silverstream Kaiapoi Pharmacy and allows you to post packages or letters and purchase postage.
  • Naya Supermarket has a wide range of grocery items, allowing you to pick up anything you may have missed at the supermarket or simply treat yourself to a snack.
  • Library*


Having a wide range of amenities available on your doorstep makes The Sterling, Kaiapoi in Silverstream the perfect location to retire. Adding to this, you will also have the benefit of being located in the heart of a thriving and friendly community and surrounded by serene landscapes with a panoramic view of the Southern Alps. What more could you ask for?

But don’t just take it from us, here is what current retirees living in the Silverstream area think:

We have lived in Silverstream for six years and every day is magic. People are very friendly and there is a good mix of people including ages and ethnicity.

I feel privileged to be a member of the Silverstream Social Club and through this I have taken part in organising several events throughout the year, including a Duck Race, Xmas Party, Movies, Quiz Nights, Wine Tour etc – All of which are well supported by the community.

The Developers have encouraged a lot of this to happen and the feeling is of a self-sufficient place to live.

We are very fortunate to have the local businesses within walking distance, Urban Revival for a coffee fix, Doctor and Chemist, Physio, Dentist, Dairy, Hairdresser etc so they are easily accessible to all residents.

Supermarkets are close by in Kaiapoi and Rangiora, and Hardware, Fashion and Shoes, plus several Restaurants so no need to travel into the city. We seldom do that now as everything you need is only minutes away.

People walk and ride around the stream, which we are lucky to have on our doorstep. There’s something for everyone!

We are very passionate about Silverstream and almost consider it to be a ‘hidden gem’.

– Shirley & Dick Jackson


*These amenities will become available as the development progresses.

Would you like to see what is available five minutes down the road in the main Kaiapoi township? Click HERE to see the full Kaiapoi flyer by Kaiapoi Info with all the amenities listed.