In sought-after St Johns Hill

Located in Oakland Avenue, Jane Winstone Village is within walking distance of the beautiful Virginia Lake Reserve and there's a lifestyle option to suit everyone. You can choose from a townhouse or the extra support of an assisted-living apartment. If your needs change over time, our state-of-the-art care centre provides 69 care rooms offering resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care. Jane Winstone 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, gym, grand internal atrium, library, historic chapel, hair salon, bar and shop.

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.

Take a virtual tour

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

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

Ryman Pioneers Freedom


Jane Winstone 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 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


Connect and unwind

Community is central to the lifestyle so we offer amenities that encourage that sense of togetherness, such as a dining room, lounge, bar, atrium, hair and beauty salon, chapel 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 workshop, pool table, and library.

Bowling green

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, 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 Winstone 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. 


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 Winstone 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 $18.50 to $47.00 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. 

Dining room

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?

Rotokawau/Virginia Lake

Lake Virginia

Take a stroll around the lake and keep an eye out for the birdlife along the way. While there, visit the winter gardens or meet up with friends for lunch at the Funky Duck Café.

Sarjeant Gallery Whanganui

Sarjeant Gallery

The Sarjeant Gallery hosts over 8500 works spanning 400 years. While the original gallery is under redevelopment you can view the current art exhibitions at Sarjeant on the Quay.


Paddle Steamer Waimarie

Step back in time with a trip aboard New Zealand's only coal fired paddle steamer. A cruise on the Waimarie is one of the most authentic ways to experience the Whanganui River.


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 Winstone (1912–1944)

After taking up flying as a hobby at age 16, Jane Winstone was the youngest female New Zealand pilot when she flew solo at age 17. Whanganui born and bred, Winstone was a pioneer whose courage and tenacity significantly contributed to the WWII war effort and paved the way for future female aviators.

Winstone spent her youth excelling in competitive flying events and was an active member of the Whanganui aviation community. When Jean Batten toured New Zealand after her record-breaking flight from England to Australia, Winstone and the 3 other female pilots at Whanganui air club escorted Batten to Whanganui, New Plymouth, and Hawera in their de Havilland Gipsy Moths.

Passionate about contributing to the war effort, Winstone applied to the Air Transport Authority (ATA) in England. Her fiancée, a fellow pilot serving in Europe, was recorded as ‘lost at sea’ just before Winstone left New Zealand for England. At the ATA, Winstone worked her way up to the rank of second officer. A dangerous job with regular fatalities, she was one of only 5 New Zealanders to serve the ATA during WWII.

On February 10th, 1944 Winstone’s Spitfire engine failed at 600 ft. and spun to the ground, killing Winstone at 31 years of age.

Winstone features in author Shirley Laine’s book Silver Wings which was published in 1989 and profiles New Zealand’s women aviators.