Christchurch rest home


PHOTO: SHAUN BOTTERILL/GETTY IMAGES Dan Carter, left, Kieran Read and Richie McCaw inspect their winning medals after the Rugby World Cup final in 2015.

A Christchurch rest home company giving residents just six weeks to move out is under investigation by the government watchdog for retirement villages.

Rest home residents at Merivale Retirement Village were told last week that they may need to move out by April 1 because a new replacement facility has fewer beds.

The company that owns the retirement company has links to a host of All Blacks – including skipper Kieran Read. It was revealed on Tuesday managing director and main shareholder Jenny Stokes left to go on holiday shortly after residents were told.