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New Ryman Village for Waikanae

Christchurch based aged care and retirement village operator Ryman Healthcare today announced that Waikanae will be home to its 25th retirement village.

“We have secured a superb site,” said Ryman managing director Simon Challies, “and we look forward to offering the people of Waikanae, and the wider Kapiti Coast, a first class choice in their retirement.”

The 6.9 hectare site on level ground at the north end of Parata St, enjoys good aspect and is located close to the Waikanae town centre.  

Ryman plans to develop a retirement village offering the full continuum of care - independent townhouses, serviced apartments, village centre, and a resthome which also offers hospital and dementia care services.

On completion the village will be home to over 400 residents.

“We are very pleased to be making a $100m investment in the local economy,” said Mr Challies, “and to be able to assist both the Government and the District Health Board to cater for the growing need for aged care services in the region.”

Ryman currently owns 22 villages nationwide, which each offer a combination of retirement living and resthome care. The villages are all designed, built and operated by Ryman.

The company is opening a new village in Dunedin this month, and has recently fast-tracked its plans to build a new village in North East Christchurch to address the immediate need arising out of the earthquake.

It has a landbank of over 2,000 units and beds in New Zealand and is actively seeking a site for its first village in Australia.

The company is a six times winner of Best Retirement Village in New Zealand, serves over 5,000 elderly New Zealanders and employs over 2,500 staff.