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 rest home, 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 over non-residents at the time of your transfer. Should a space for the type of care the village offers be unavailable at the time of your transfer, we will do our best to accommodate you at another Ryman village that provides the level of care you need* until a space becomes available at Jane Winstone Village.

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; from organised events and shopping trips, to activities that inspire movement. The measure of a full life at Jane Winstone Village is certainly one that will get richer with age. 

*Care options vary between villages, please check with our team for details of the care offered at each village. 

Upcoming events at Jane Winstone

Independent and assisted living


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.

We also offer assisted-living apartment and a range of care options.  Its 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. 

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.

"The people here are absolutely fantastic. They welcome you, and I love that."

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.  


It's hard to put your finger on why Ryman villages just feel different. For the inside knowledge, check out our guide. 


Our retirement villages offer a range of care options - not as an add-on, but woven into the fabric of our villages.

Jane Winstone care centre offers a range of care options including rest home, 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 care app and residents love the food in our seasonal Delicious menu, which is prepared fresh on site by village chefs. 

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 $29 to $56 per day

If you would like more information our village manager will be happy to help.

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.

"My wife is being looked after very well. It gives me a sense of relief."

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.


It's hard to put your finger on why Ryman care centres just feel different. For the inside knowledge, check out our care guide. 

Village location

What's in the neighbourhood?

Rotokawau/Virginia Lake

Virginia Lake

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.




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.

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.