Work on Ryman Healthcare's newest Auckland village is set to begin following a blessing from local iwi, Te Kawerau ā Maki.
Te Kawerau ā Maki kaumātua George Taua performed a karakia to acknowledge the people who had gone before and to bless the workers who would be constructing the village, as well as those who would eventually live and work there.
Mr Taua said he was pleased to see the site, which had been previously used as student accommodation for the nearby Laidlaw College, would be used to support Waitemata's tupuna.
Ryman Healthcare is joining the electric car revolution by installing a fast charging network at five of its Auckland villages and moving its fleet to electric vehicles.
Fast chargers will be installed at Edmund Hillary, Grace Joel, Bruce McLaren, Logan Campbell and Evelyn Page as part of the New Zealand's drive to cut carbon emissions by switching to electric cars.Find out more
We are pleased to announce that Gemma Ballantyne is our 2019 Cashin Scholarship winner.
She's worked at both Anthony Wilding and Yvette Williams, where her colleagues say she's been a star behind the counter answering all those tricky queries!
Gemma, 18, will use the scholarship to fund her pharmacy studies at the University of Otago in Dunedin.
Ryman won the gold medal in the 2019 Reader's Digest Quality Service Award as the retirement village operator that Kiwis believe best demonstrates excellent customer service.
The company also won the award in 2015, 2017, and 2018.Find out more
For Vinka Lucas, receiving an Order of Merit for services to the fashion industry and design has been the perfect adornment to a long and colourful career.
Vinka reigned supreme in New Zealand fashion circles for 50 years, her use of flamboyant fabrics and vibrant colours always creating a stir, and not just with her designs but her own dressing style too.
Who were they? The now is not what they were. Look again.
Daily we meet new people. For many of the young, older people seem … just old.
This demands a special approach, talking loudly so they can hear, and then repeating messages, as they might not have understood the first time around, or the language of today differs increasingly from the way we spoke in the past.
“What’s cool dear? I find it rather warm.” After that it’s time to get back to the real world: “Nice to meet you,” a fast wave and they’re off.
But what the heck is this word old anyway?