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Ryman is backing red and black!


Our trailblazing residents love everything Aotearoa has to offer, with rugby near the top of that list. Born and bred in Canterbury, Ryman has been pioneering retirement living in New Zealand since 1984. Who better to support Canterbury Rugby – innovators of their own game – than us? We've been proud supporters of Canterbury Rugby since 2020.

Many of our residents grew up playing rugby or spent hours cheering from the sideline and preparing snacks to refuel the players. From junior grades through school competitions to club rugby and beyond, sport is a great excuse for communities to come together in friendly competition.

The Canterbury region certainly knows how to support one another during challenging times, but this spring Canterbury Rugby is inviting us to gather for fun, games, and laughter! Whether you buy a ticket and attend in person, or tune into the televised games at home, your support matters to our teams. So, throw on your supporter kit because rugby season is here!

Team behind the team

Ryman has collaborated with our friends at Canterbury Rugby to introduce you to the 'Team behind the team'. We are proud sponsors of the medics and water boys that not only get on the field every game, but spend their week making sure the team are prepared. Take a look at this behind the scenes video to see what's involved.


Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Kia kaha be strong is a common phrase in Aotearoa. During trying times, kia kaha is a call to be strong and support one another. Kia kaha te reo Māori is the theme for Māori Language Week this year. It reminds us to actively support the Māori language and contribute to its strength.

Ryman has collaborated with our friends at Canterbury Rugby to introduce you to common Māori words and phrases. Watch along and give them a go! We challenge you to learn a new word or phrase each week – why not challenge your friends and whānau in turn!

Tackling te reo with Canterbury Rugby and Ryman






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Bring on the Bunnings Warehouse NPC!

Support your region and back Canterbury Rugby in the Bunnings Warehouse NPC. Held over spring, the competition promises fans warm, sunny afternoons on the sideline as they enjoy some long-awaited rugby action! Perfect for end of the week entertainment, bring your whole crew to the family-friendly afternoon games. Between our men’s and women’s teams, the Ranfurly Shield, Farah Palmer Cup, and JJ Stewart Trophy are on the line – so dress in red and black, gather your cheer squad, and head along to Orangetheory Stadium!