Shopping and cafés around the corner

Located in Papanui, the Ngaio Marsh Village is conveniently located close to Northlands mall, and is just up the road from the boutique shops and cafés in the popular suburb of Merivale. Features include architecturally designed townhouses, serviced apartments and a care centre offering resthome and hospital care, all set among beautifully landscaped gardens.

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.

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All upcoming village events at Ngaio Marsh

Showhome Series

Every Tuesday & Thursday, 1pm – 3pm

People often tell us they feel the difference when they visit Ryman retirement villages. Our showhome series is a great opportunity to experience that feeling first hand. You can have a tour of our beautiful showhomes, and learn more about the lifestyle our village has to offer.

Don’t worry if these times don’t suit you, simply give Danielle a call on 354 6608 to arrange a private tour at a time that works for you.

Date: 15 June - 24 June Time: 1pm-3pm
Location: 95 Grants Road, Papanui, Christchurch, 8052

Contact details:

Danielle Numan

Healing Touch Presentation

You're invited to a presentation from qualified practitioner Anita Young from Healing Touch NZ.

Healing Touch is a relaxing and heart-centered energy therapy that uses gentle touch to restore and support the human energy system. Anita will speak about the benefits of this non-invasive therapy and how it stimulates self-healing.

She will be available to conduct these therapy techniques.

Date: 24 June Time: 10am-12pm
Location: 95 Grants Road, Papanui, Christchurch, 8052

Contact details:

Danielle Numan

Ryman Pioneers Freedom

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 in a serviced apartment 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.


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


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 serviced apartment amenities


Connect and unwind

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. 


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, terrace, gym, bowling green, croquet lawn, and putting green.

Pioneers Care


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 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.

NM 4-year cert - Aug 2020 - Aug 2024



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


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 Ngaio Marsh 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 $37.00 to $59.50 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."

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.


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?


Northlands Mall

One of Christchurch’s largest malls is just down the road, with supermarkets, restaurants and all the shopping you could wish for.  


Merivale Mall

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. 


St James Park 

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.