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RETIREMENT LIVING

Peaceful and beautiful surroundings

Located on Lisle Farm Drive, the Possum Bourne Village is nestled in peaceful surroundings close to Pukekohe town centre.

There’s a lifestyle option to suit everyone at the village. You can choose from a townhouse, 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 120 care rooms offering resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care. Possum Bourne care centre is located within the same village community and, as a Ryman resident, you will have priority access.

The amenities include an all-weather bowling green, indoor heated swimming pool, spa, library, gym, hair and beauty salon, bar, shop and movie theatre.

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.

Take a virtual tour

Immerse yourself in our wonderful Possum Bourne village by viewing our virtual tour. 

Stroll through the lovely gardens, explore our village amenities, and step into a beautiful apartment, serviced apartment or care room You can navigate your way through each featured room or area of the village and really get a feel for the space. All without leaving your house. 

The menu at top left shows different areas of the village for easy navigation.

All upcoming village events at Possum Bourne


Ryman Pioneers Freedom
 FREEDOM TO LIVE THE WAY YOU WANT
 

Possum Bourne Village offers living choices to suit everyone, so residents can live the way they want and blaze their own trails. Our apartments and townhouses 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 or townhouse*, 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 workshop, 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 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.

Possum Bourne 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.

Possum Bourne 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.

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 Possum Bourne 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 $58.50 to $72.00 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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Pioneer Cottage

Filled with local history, the Pioneer Cottage located close to the village gives insight into the early settlers living style.

Horse track

Pukekohe Park Raceway

A short drive away is the popular raceway that carters to both horse racing lovers and motor sport enthusiasts. 

Coffee

Town Mouse Cafe

Located around the corner from the village is this great brunch spot on the main street of Pukekohe. 


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.

Possum Bourne (1956-2003)

A legend in New Zealand motorsport history, Peter Raymond George "Possum" Bourne is considered New Zealand’s rally hero. Born in 1956, Bourne took a liking to anything with wheels from a young age.

The nickname “Possum” was given to the motorist as a youngster after an incident where he swerved and crashed his mother’s car to avoid hitting a possum on the road. Bourne’s passion for cars evolved after leaving school at the age of 15 to commence an apprenticeship as a mechanic. His ascent into motorsport, specifically rally car driving, was a natural progression after co-driving with a friend.

The risky nature of Bourne’s career combined with his down-to-earth personality resulted in a successful mix. Possum Bourne Motorsport was founded in the 80’s and rallying became his full-time occupation. His level-headedness helped the skilled driver maintain his sharp mental edge amid the high-stress motorsport environment. He quickly became a well-known name in rally car racing across New Zealand and Australia.

Bourne won the Asia-Pacific and Australian Rally Championships multiple times – a feat that no other New Zealand driver has managed. His record number of awards and accolades remains unrivalled in New Zealand motorsport history. Since his untimely death, Possum Bourne remains an icon of the motorsport industry and is remembered not only for his flair on the track but also for his infectious and endearing personality.

The autobiography Bourne to Rally was finished merely days before the driver passed away in a crash in Cardrona, Central Otago. The book brilliantly recounts the trials and tribulations faced by Bourne throughout his impressive life.