Introducing Trish,
Our New Sales Manager

Life is all about building relationships no matter what age you’re at, and our new Sales Manager Trish De Jong is an expert at connecting with others.

“I’m good at names and faces, have a good sense of humour and like to make people feel at ease. I’m also a good listener and like to find out what clients are looking for and what’s important to them. Being able to find the right sort of home that meets their needs, and seeing the excitement on their faces when it all comes together, is very satisfying.”

Trish has over four decades of experience working in hospitality, event management and the retirement village sector. She calls Hamilton home, but has overseen the establishment of retirement villages right across the North Island and is excited about the opportunity Matamata Country Club presents.

“Matamata is a wonderful location – you’re 45 minutes from everything. And these are high-end homes with all the bells and whistles. But village life also offers a community of like-minded people where you don’t have to worry about things like maintenance and mowing the lawns. It’s a beautiful site and I can’t wait to show people what life here will be like.”

Trish describes herself as a “joiner” and someone keen to give everything a go. “I don’t mind a game of golf. I enjoy e-biking, walking, outdoor bowls and I’ve been a marching girl since I was young. Leisure marching is all about fun, fitness and friendships. You have an age group from 30 to about 90 and we all just enjoy marching together. I’ve just been down in Invercargill for the nationals and we had 75 teams!”

Closer to home, Trish is a proud grandmother to 10 children who range in age from one to 18 years-old. “We have nine boys and one princess. Many of them play sports to a high level so we’re often on the sidelines cheering them on.”

From Tuesday 2nd April you can get in touch with Trish at Matamata Country Club by phoning 027 301 3126 or email “I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to show people around the village and building new relationships in this special community.”