About Us

One of the oldest residents of Quail Ridge Country Club can usually be spotted riding around on a quad bike or a digger, not a mobility scooter. At 82 years old, Don Cottle is a bit of a village favourite, and not just because he’s the boss.

A salt-of-the-earth, self-made man, Don was brought up on a farm on the Kapiti Coast and later established his own bulldozing and contracting business.

Don and his wife Jill have had an association with Kerikeri since 1981 when they bought an orchard property here, but it wasn’t until 20 years later they decided to look into subdividing with a view to establishing “the best retirement facility in the country”.

Their vision was for a high-end community where people could enjoy space and freedom, high quality homes and beautifully landscaped gardens, and with 45 acres to play with, they had the room to create exactly that.

In April 2020, Electra Ltd acquired a 49.9% share in Quail Ridge Country Club. Electra is best known for delivering power to the Kapiti and Horowhenua regions and is fast gaining a reputation as a forward-thinking and progressive business investing in areas of proven growth. One of its subsidiaries, Securely, will provide state of the art medical alarms for the village.

Quail Ridge Country Club is still a family-owned company, and its vision and philosophy also remain the same – luxury retirement living for those 65-plus. It’s this that sets the lifestyle here apart.

Well constructed homes in a lovely part of the country. Easy retirement living with plenty of space
Rob Gorton