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RETIREMENT LIVING

Hidden gem in Birkenhead

Located on Rangatira Road and close to Verran's Corner, the village enjoys beautiful panoramic views over Kauri Point and beyond.

There’s a lifestyle option to suit everyone at the village. You can choose from an independent apartment or the extra support of an assisted-living apartment. If your needs change over time, our state-of-the-art care centre provides 118 care rooms offering resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care. Bert Sutcliffe care centre is located within the same village community and, as a Ryman resident, you will have priority access.

Amenities include an all-weather bowling green, heated indoor swimming pool and spa, gym, beauty and hairdressing salon, movie theatre, library, and even a café.

There is always something to do at the village, with activities and events to suit everyone; from organised events and shopping trips, to activities that inspire movement. It’s certainly a place where you can live life to the full.

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Ryman Pioneers Freedom
 FREEDOM TO LIVE THE WAY YOU WANT
 

Bert Sutcliffe Village offers living choices to suit everyone, so residents can live the way they want and blaze their own trails. Our apartments are light and spacious, with clean lines and a clever open plan design layout that provides an easy flow throughout.

If down the track you need more support, we offer assisted-living apartments and a range of care options. That freedom and flexibility is empowering for residents and knowing care can be dialled up as needed means, quite simply, ‘no worries’. It's all part of what we like to call the Ryman Difference

ENJOY A LITTLE CERTAINTY

Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family. Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your apartment*, and our deferred management fee is capped at 20 percent – one of the lowest in the retirement sector.

These are just some of the ways we’re pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement generation.

*Some conditions apply. 

INDEPENDENT LIVING

Enjoy all the upsides of living independently in a Ryman village. Easy living, security, plus a huge bonus – the support of a vibrant village community.

ASSISTED-LIVING APARTMENTS

Assisted-living apartments come with support you can count on. A chef-prepared meal, housekeeping – it's great for you and reassuring for your family.  

GUIDE TO RETIREMENT LIVING

It's hard to put your finger on why Ryman villages just feel different. For the inside knowledge, check out our guide. 

"The people here are absolutely fantastic. They welcome you, and I love that."

Jennett McGaw
Independent resident 

Independent and assisted-living amenities

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Connect and unwind

Community is central to the lifestyle so we offer amenities that encourage that sense of togetherness, such as a café, dining room, bar, hair and beauty salon, and shop. 

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Skills and passions

Retirement is a great time to sharpen your skills on the passions and pastimes that you love. Spend time enjoying the craft room, pool table, and library.

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Active and thriving

Incorporate regular activity into your everyday routine or enjoy the camaraderie of a little game time. Amenities include a swimming pool, spa pool, gym, movie theatre and bowling green.

Pioneers Care

CARE WHEN YOU NEED IT

Care is not an ‘add on’ at a Ryman village, it is built into the fabric of our villages from the very beginning. It’s comforting for couples and friends to know they can still be near each other even if their health needs are different.

Bert Sutcliffe care centre offers a range of care options including resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care. Like all aspects of our villages, we constantly look for ways to improve both the care we provide and the innovation behind it. Care is customised using our myRyman care app and residents love the food in our seasonal Delicious menu, which is prepared fresh on site by village chefs. 

Bert Sutcliffe is one of over 80 percent of Ryman villages that have been awarded 4-year certification by the Ministry of Health. It’s recognised as the ‘gold star’ standard in care.

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RESTHOME AND HOSPITAL CARE

Personal attention, warmth and building trusting relationships are all crucial to the customised care we provide at our care centres.

SPECIALIST DEMENTIA CARE

Nurturing and caring dementia care communities. Residents are supported to live in the moment, and to feel kindness, love, and security.

CARE WHEN YOU NEED IT

It's hard to put your finger on why Ryman care centres just feel different. For the inside knowledge, check out our care guide. 

Accommodation premium

At Bert Sutcliffe Village, our private care rooms provide superior accommodation – you'll enjoy a spacious room with a private ensuite.
 
The price of your private care room depends on the type of room you select. This will be clearly outlined in your admission agreement.
 
Accommodation premiums range from $70 to $76 per day
 

If you would like more information our village manager will be happy to help. 

"My wife is being looked after very well. It gives me a sense of relief."

Brian
Independent resident 

Care centre amenities

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A little pampering

Treat yourself to a pamper session in our hair and beauty salon or a sweet treat in the shop. 

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Relax and connect

Lounge and dining areas provide spaces to relax and enjoy mealtimes. The food tastes great and the social interaction is good for the soul.

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Calm spaces

Tranquil indoor and outdoor spaces dedicated to our care residents allow you to relax and meet with family and friends.

Village location

What's in the neighbourhood?

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Inner Harbour Ferry

Explore everything the city offers by catching a 15 minute ferry across the harbour. The ferry that operates to and from Auckland city is only a short drive away. 

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Birkenhead Shops

Just around the corner from the village are the Birkenhead shops - cafes, restaurants, and various amenities, it's all there.

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Your gateway to the city

With Auckland city centre merely 15 minutes away and the northern motorway close by, convenience is certainly on your side. 


OUR NAMESAKE

Pioneering is part of who we are

 

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That’s why each Ryman village is named after a Kiwi or Aussie trailblazer. Anthony Wilding, Lady Diana Isaac, Evelyn Page to name a few. They lived with passion and purpose, they pushed further, they went beyond the ordinary. That’s exactly what we strive to do every day at Ryman. To pioneer a new way of living, for a new retirement generation.

Bert Sutcliffe (1923-2001)

One of the greatest cricket batsmen produced by New Zealand, Bert Sutcliffe, will forever be remembered for orchestrating one of the bravest innings of all time.

Boxing Day, South Africa, 1953. A mid-test ball struck Bert behind the left ear with a crack heard around the stadium. Initially unconscious, Bert was rushed to hospital while remaining batsmen continued to be injured by Neil Adcock’s fiery bouncers. Cleared of any fracture and with a bleeding but bandaged head Bert returned and resumed batting. He put 50 runs on the board averting a follow-on that would have proven disastrous for the embattled New Zealand team. Just as the innings appeared to be over, Bob Blair who was mourning his fiancée’s recent passing appeared in the tunnel. Bert remembers “you could have heard a pin drop”. The duo heroically added 33 runs for the final wicket.

While none of his 42 tests resulted in a New Zealand victory, Bert was resolute in the face of adversity. Bert received an MBE for his services to sport and was named New Zealand champion sportsperson of the decade for the 1940s. New Zealand Cricket awards the Bert Sutcliffe Medal annually for outstanding service to cricket in New Zealand over a lifetime.

Bert’s memoir Between Overs: Memoirs of a Cricketing Kiwi was published in 1963, two years shy of his retirement from test cricket. His biography The Last Everyday Hero: The Bert Sutcliffe Story by Richard Boock and published in 2010.