Located off Potae Avenue in Lytton West, Kiri Te Kanawa village enjoys both a beautiful rural outlook as well as views out to Young Nick's Head and there's a lifestyle option to suit everyone. 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 97 care rooms offering resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care. Kiri Te Kanawa 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; from organised events and shopping trips, to activities that inspire movement. The measure of a full life at Kiri Te Kanawa Village is certainly one that will get richer with age.
Immerse yourself in our wonderful Kiri Te Kanawa Village by viewing our virtual tour.
Stroll through the lovely gardens, explore our village amenities, and step into a beautiful townhouse, apartment, assisted-living 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.
Kiri Te Kanawa 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 dialed 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 standard deferred management fee is capped at 20 percent – one of the lowest in the retirement sector.
*Some conditions apply.
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, movie theatre and shop.
Retirement is a great time to sharpen your skills on the passions and pastimes that you love. Spend time enjoying the workshop, 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, gym and bowling green.
Jennett McGaw - Independent resident
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.
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.
Kiri Te Kanawa 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.
Kiri Te Kanawa is one of over 90% of established Ryman villages that have been awarded 4-year certification by the Ministry of Health. It’s recognised as the ‘gold standard’ in care.
At Kiri Te Kanawa 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 $25 to $43 per day
If you would like more information our village manager will be happy to help.
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 outdoor spaces dedicated to our care residents allow you to relax and meet with family and friends.
Brian - Independent resident
Personal attention, warmth and building trusting relationships are all crucial to the customised care we provide at our care centres.
Nurturing and caring dementia care communities. Residents are supported to live in the moment, and to feel kindness, love, and security.
Pop down to Ballance Street Village where they have everything covered. Browse the bookshop or antiques, treat yourself to some new potted plants or pickup some essentials from the bakery or butchery.
Take a short drive out to the National Arboretum of New Zealand, located in Ngatapa. Covering 131 hectares, you will find exotic and native plants and a variety of walking tracks catering to everyone.
Gisborne is the third-largest wine-producing region in New Zealand. Spend some time sipping your way around the exceptional wineries on offer. Look out for the Gisborne Wine Map.
Each Ryman village is named in honour of a Kiwi or Aussie trailblazer: Anthony Wilding, Lady Diana Isaac, Evelyn Page. They pushed further and set the bar high for others to aspire to. In creating communities that challenge the expectations of ageing, Ryman villages are also setting the bar high. They’re demonstrating that a retirement lifestyle brimming with new experiences, connections and fulfilment is something we should aspire to. Our Kiwi and Aussie namesakes represent the measure of inspiration, while Ryman villages represent the measure of retirement living.
A celebrity in the international music world, New Zealand opera singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa achieved a remarkable number of accolades throughout her career.
Ambitious and determined, Te Kanawa won a grant to study in London early in her career. While there she enrolled in the London Opera Centre. She went on to regularly perform on stage where she was known for captivating audiences. Her recording of the “Nuns’ Chorus” from the Strauss operetta Casanova was the first gold record produced in New Zealand.
In 1973, Dame Kiri was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for her services to music. Committed to the future of opera and passionate about fostering music in Aotearoa, she founded the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation with the vision “that talented young New Zealand singers and musicians with complete dedication to their art may receive judicious and thoughtful mentoring and support to assist them in realising their dreams”.
Now retired, Dame Kiri’s final performance took place in Ballarat, Australia in 2016. To discover more about her exceptional achievements, read David Fingleton’s Kiri Te Kanawa: A Biography.