Located in Papanui, the Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village is conveniently positioned close to Northlands mall, and is just up the road from the boutique shops and cafés in the popular suburb of Merivale.
There's a lifestyle option to suit everyone at the village. You can choose from a townhouse to the extra support of an assisted-living apartment. If your needs change over time, our care centre provides 114 care rooms offering resthome and hospital care. Ngaio Marsh 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, atrium, library, gym, hair salon, bar, shop and croquet lawn.
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.
Ngaio Marsh village offers living choices to suit everyone, so residents can live the way they want and blaze their own trails. Our 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 the best of resthome and hospital care. 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.
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.
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 come with support you can count on. A chef-prepared meal, housekeeping – it's great for you and reassuring for your family.
Community is central to the lifestyle so we offer amenities that encourage that sense of togetherness, such as a dining room, bar, hair and beauty salon, and shop.
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.
Incorporate regular activity into your everyday routine or enjoy the camaraderie of a little game time. Amenities include a swimming pool, spa pool, terrace, gym, bowling green, croquet lawn, and putting green.
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.
Ngaio Marsh care centre offers the best of resthome and hospital 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.
Ngaio Marsh is one of over 91 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.
Personal attention, warmth and building trusting relationships are all crucial to the customised care we provide at our care centres.
Treat yourself to a pamper session in our hair and beauty salon or a sweet treat in the shop.
Lounge and dining areas provide spaces to relax and enjoy mealtimes. The food tastes great and the social interaction is good for the soul.
Tranquil indoor and outdoor spaces dedicated to our care residents allow you to relax and meet with family and friends.
One of Christchurch’s largest malls is just down the road, with supermarkets, restaurants and all the shopping you could wish for.
This boutique mall offers some higher end shops, restaurants and bars with plenty of parking is a short drive down Papanui road from the village.
This beautiful park has something for everyone, a croquet club, a playground for the grandchildren, beautiful gardens and open spaces and in the lead up to winter Monarch butterflies seek shelter in the trees.
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.
A revered writer and theatre director, Dame Ngaio Marsh DBE was born in Christchurch in 1895 and remains a prominent international name to this day. Highly regarded for her detective novels during the 1920s and ‘30s, Marsh is often praised as one of the ‘Queens of Crime’ alongside other writing greats like Agatha Christie.
The gifted author earned numerous awards throughout her fruitful career and is well known for the 32 crime fiction and detective novels she wrote between 1934 and 1982. Marsh was appointed a Dame Commander for her services to the arts in the 1966 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Marsh’s passion for theatre lives on today. The devoted director supported and sustained New Zealand’s theatre industry from its origins. She also spent time painting and acting, although writing and directing that was her true passion.
With a firm admiration for Shakespearean theatre, these were the plays that constituted the majority of the director’s repertoire. Marsh’s commanding, off-beat style of directing allowed even the most apprehensive actors to shine.
1965 saw Marsh write an autobiography named Black Beech and Honeydew, which was revised and updated in 1981. The compelling read commemorates this remarkably adept woman’s life and work.