Beautiful surroundings with views to the hills

Located on Fairway Drive in Kamo, 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 112 care rooms offering resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care. Jane Mander 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 and spa, gym, internal atrium, beauty and hairdressing salon, library, dining room, internet café, bar, lounges, 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.

Learn more about our namesake Jane Mander

Take a virtual tour

Immerse yourself in our wonderful Jane Mander village by viewing our virtual tour. 

Stroll through the lovely gardens, explore our village amenities, and step into a beautiful 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.

All upcoming village events at Jane Mander

An Afternoon with Dr. Shane Reti (QSM)

Location: 262 Fairway Dr, Kamo, Whangārei 0112 

Thursday 18 August, 2pm

We invite you to join us for a talk from Dr. Shane Reti as he shares his journey to becoming a National Party MP.

Shane has had an impressive career, holding a variety of roles including General Practitioner, Harvard Medical Professor and member of Parliament. Come along to hear Shane's story and what inspired him to return home from America to make a difference.

Afternoon tea will be provided.

This will be a Covid-safe event and RSVP is essential. Call Fiona on 09 435 3803 by Tuesday 16 August to secure your place.

For more information, contact us

Ryman Pioneers Freedom

Jane Mander 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


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.  


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 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, 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 and bowling 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.

Jane Mander 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. 

Jane Mander 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.

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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.


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 Jane Mander 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 $36.00 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?


Local eateries 

Just around the corner from the village and situated on the main street of Kamo is a selection of delicious eateries. 

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Local community clubs

There are a range of community clubs close by including golf, bowls and croquet. 

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Gateway to local beaches

Northlands spectacular beaches and walks are only a short drive away which you can enjoy all year round. 


Pioneering is part of who we are



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.

Jane Mander – Early New Zealand Novelist and Journalist 1877 – 1949

Jane Mander was born in the small community of Ramarama south of Auckland. Her father, the Hon. Francis Mander, was Member of Parliament for Marsden and later purchased the Northern Advocate newspaper where Jane was to hone her skills as a journalist.

In 1907 Jane became Editor of the Dargaville North Auckland Times, before traveling to Sydney to work as a freelance journalist, submitting articles for the Maoriland Worker.

In 1912 Jane traveled further afield, to New York to study at the Columbia University where she excelled in her studies. However poor health forced her to abandon her studies after just three years. She joined the suffrage movement, campaigning for a state referendum, and worked for the Red Cross.

During this time she also worked on her most well known and highly praised novel The Story of a New Zealand River (1920). Despite being popular in the US and UK, it received a hostile reception back in New Zealand. This book is believed to be a significant influence on the acclaimed NZ film The Piano directed by Jane Campion.

In 1923 Jane moved to London, writing numerous essays, short stories and further novels, and acting as a London correspondent for many NZ newspapers.

Her health failing, Jane returned to NZ in 1932. She attempted to write her seventh novel but managed only a few articles before her death in Whangarei in 1949, aged 72.