A West Auckland retirement village resident who Metlifecare tried to evict from a large village has been ordered to leave a temporary unit there and return to her original place after weathertightness repairs.

In an unusual series of circumstances in the rapidly-growing multibillion-dollar retirement village sector which houses nearly 40,000 older New Zealanders, the first case this year to go to a full hearing and decision has been published.

Most disputes don't go that far and are resolved between the resident and retirement village owner or via mediation and arbitration, all away from the public gaze.

Sandra Williams' case is

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