A village in the heart of Kilbirnie

Located in the heart of Kilbirnie on Coutts Street, the village is close to the local shopping areas. Features include architecturally designed independent apartments, assisted-living apartments, and a care centre set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens.

If your needs change over time, our state-of-the-art care centre provides 69 care rooms offering resthome and hospital care. Rita Angus 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, heated indoor swimming pool and spa, gym, beauty and hairdressing salon, movie theatre and library.

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 Rita Angus

Downsizing and Decluttering with TaskMasters

Location: 66 Coutts Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington, 6022

Wednesday 24 August, 11am

Let's face it, sorting through a lifetime of 'stuff' can be pretty daunting. Whether it's in preparation for moving, or simply time for some home organisation, Judy from TaskMasters is here to help. During this presentation, she will share her professional advice on how to maximise your space and enhance your living area with her tips and tricks.

This will be a covid- safe event and RSVP is essential. Call Marisa on 04 387 7625 to secure your place.


For more information, contact us

Ryman Pioneers Freedom


Rita Angus Village offers living choices to suit everyone, so residents can live the way they want and blaze their own trails. Our apartments 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*, 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, 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, and croquet lawn.

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.

Rita Angus care centre offers care options including 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. 

Rita Angus 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.


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 Rita Angus 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 to $64 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. 


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?

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Miramar Golf Course

Enjoy a round of golf at the stunning Miramar Golf Course, located directly beside Wellington Airport. After your round relax at the friendly clubhouse.


Kilbirnie shops

Located a short walk from the village, the Kilbirnie local shops have everything you need. From supermarkets to hairdressers, the post shop and more.


Lyall Bay Beach

A short drive from the village will have you at picturesque Lyall Bay Beach. Enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants and a walk along the beach.


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.

Rita Angus (1908-1970)

Rita Angus was an exceptional New Zealand painter and a leader of the twentieth-century art scene. Committed and inspiring, Rita prompted many other artists to reconsider their painting style and work ethic.

Primarily using oil and watercolour, she is best known for her unique landscapes and portraits of New Zealand scenery. She carried reservations about following trends, committing instead to displaying and defending her own painting style.

During the 1930s and 40s, the artist painted many scenes from Canterbury and Central Otago. One of her best known and loved pieces is Cass, painted in 1936, which was voted as New Zealand’s most loved painting in a 2006 television poll. The distinctive painting of a Canterbury landscape received critical acclaim in 1940 when it was exhibited at the National Centennial Exhibition of New Zealand Art.

The eldest of 7 children, Rita was a pacifist whose beliefs shone through in her work during the 1940s wartime. She purposefully avoided any artistic reference to war, with the philosophical intention that her art was to “create life and not destroy it”.

After her death, Rita’s reputation continued to flourish as evidenced by the National Art Gallery’s artist-dedicated exhibition in 1982.

For further insight into the moments that shaped Rita’s life, Rita Angus: An Artist’s Life by Jill Trevelyan paints a clear picture of the artist’s vibrant life story.