Pioneering is part of who we are. That’s why each Ryman village is named after a Kiwi or Aussie trailblazer, Ngaio Marsh, Frances Hodgkins, Bob Owens 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.
Dame Ngaio Marsh was born in Christchurch and educated at St Margaret’s College and the Canterbury University School of Art. As a mystery novelist and dramatist, Dame Ngaio established an enviable and notable career.
Dame Ngaio was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1948 and was made a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1977. In 1978 she was made Dame Commander of the British Empire.