Hornby, Christchurch

1 day ago

Why is the...

Riddler from The Neighbourly Riddler

Why is the letter A like a flower?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

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Why is the letter A like a flower?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

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1 day ago

Tea Fact

Harpreet Singh from Indian Royal Brew | Proudly NZ owned Business

🌋✨ Did you know? Some teas are grown in volcanic soil! Hawaiian tea from Mauna Kea's slopes is infused with unique flavours and nutrients, making it rich and smooth. Enjoy a cup and taste the volcanic goodness! 🍵

#VolcanicTea #TeaFacts #HawaiianTea #UniqueFlavors #TeaLovers

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1 day ago

Poppa's pulled pork

Woodcote Retirement Village

As the weather cools and cosy evenings become the norm, there’s nothing better than cranking up the heat and treating yourself to heartwarming comfort food. If you're craving a winter recipe that'll warm you from the inside out, look no further than Brent's irresistible slow-cooked… View moreAs the weather cools and cosy evenings become the norm, there’s nothing better than cranking up the heat and treating yourself to heartwarming comfort food. If you're craving a winter recipe that'll warm you from the inside out, look no further than Brent's irresistible slow-cooked pulled pork. Its smoky, aromatic scent often wafts from Brent’s apartment at Ryman’s Kevin Hickman Village, tempting taste buds and stirring appetites. With its tender meat and velvety sauce, this dish is every bit as delicious as it sounds – you’ll be reaching for seconds, thirds, and maybe even fourths!

Click read more for the full recipe.

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6 days ago

Poll: Are swear words no longer?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

In 2023, Apple amended its autocorrect function to allow Iphone users to freely use their intended word without mentioning 'ducks'. Is this a sign of the times? Are swear words no longer taboo in our communities or workplaces?

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to… View more
In 2023, Apple amended its autocorrect function to allow Iphone users to freely use their intended word without mentioning 'ducks'. Is this a sign of the times? Are swear words no longer taboo in our communities or workplaces?

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

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Are swear words no longer?
  • 20.4% Yes - swear words don't phase me
    20.4% Complete
  • 48.6% No - it's still inappropriate to swear
    48.6% Complete
  • 30.2% It's depends on the word
    30.2% Complete
  • 0.8% Other - I'll share below!
    0.8% Complete
2675 votes
1 day ago

Mid Winter Christmas Pot Luck Dinner

Fiona Murray from Selwyn Timebank

Join us for our Mid-Winter Christmas Pot-Luck Dinner! Saturday 29th June 6pm to 8.30pm. Join in the fun and have an opportunity to celebrate together. Bring along a little present for the gift game (re-gifting works!). For more details email selwyntimebank@gmail.com
#midwinterchristmasnz #selwynnz… View more
Join us for our Mid-Winter Christmas Pot-Luck Dinner! Saturday 29th June 6pm to 8.30pm. Join in the fun and have an opportunity to celebrate together. Bring along a little present for the gift game (re-gifting works!). For more details email selwyntimebank@gmail.com
#midwinterchristmasnz #selwynnz #timebanking #christmasgiftgame

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1 day ago

Sunshine state of mind

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hornby

Create a mood-enhancing workspace at home with a fresh and uplifting colour palette with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen and Resene Lustacryl.

Find out how to create your own with these easy step by step instructions.

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1 day ago

TechMate clinic at New Brighton Office

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

TechMate will be holding their drop in clinic at our office in New Brighton on Monday, 17th June – 12.30-2.30pm
- 133 Brighton Mall (entrance on Union Street, SBA office)

They will be here twice a month.

If this location or time doesn’t work for you then check out the link under ‘Read… View more
TechMate will be holding their drop in clinic at our office in New Brighton on Monday, 17th June – 12.30-2.30pm
- 133 Brighton Mall (entrance on Union Street, SBA office)

They will be here twice a month.

If this location or time doesn’t work for you then check out the link under ‘Read More’ for their website details of TechMate near you

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1 day ago

Local initiative preserving East Taranaki's wildlife thrives

NZ Lotto

Lottery funding boosts East Taranaki Environment Collective’s conservation and sustainability efforts

Two decades ago, a group of locals in East Taranaki started on a mission to protect their local native wildlife by creating a natural environment where native species could thrive free from … View more
Lottery funding boosts East Taranaki Environment Collective’s conservation and sustainability efforts

Two decades ago, a group of locals in East Taranaki started on a mission to protect their local native wildlife by creating a natural environment where native species could thrive free from the dangers posed by introduced pests.

Fast forward twenty years and the East Taranaki Environment Collective (ETEC) is now a leading community-conservation initiative, supported by lottery funding grants from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board to deliver one of the largest community environmental projects in Aotearoa.

The programme spans over 18,000 hectares of mustelid (animals like stoats and ferrets) control in East Taranaki and 1,000 hectares of intensive rat and possum ground control in the Pouiatoa.

By employing a network of traps and ground control methods, the programme works to create a haven for indigenous species such as kiwi, kōkako, and the New Zealand long-tailed bat to thrive.

This is just one example of the incredible causes happening in your community, with 100% of Lotto New Zealand’s profits going back to support thousands of great causes all over Aotearoa. So, every time you play any Lotto New Zealand game, it’s a win for our environment, and it’s a win for our native species.

Read more Local Grants recipient stories
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3 days ago

Greenpark hut evictions

Dianne from Upper Riccarton

www.odt.co.nz... hutt

I want to make people aware of what is happening to our neighbours in the Greenpark huts as the mostly elderly and those with small incomes are being evicted from their homes and community with no place to go. Some have even put their life savings into their humble homes … View more
www.odt.co.nz... hutt

I want to make people aware of what is happening to our neighbours in the Greenpark huts as the mostly elderly and those with small incomes are being evicted from their homes and community with no place to go. Some have even put their life savings into their humble homes which they now have to not only leave but pay to have them removed as well. Shameful.

2 days ago

Poll: Guess how long we've been around

Cato Bolam

Got a vision for your property? Unlocking its potential requires experience and expertise. With a deep understanding of land development, Cato Bolam is your expert partner to bring your vision to life.

Let us help you make informed decisions and maximise your development options! Discover more: … View more
Got a vision for your property? Unlocking its potential requires experience and expertise. With a deep understanding of land development, Cato Bolam is your expert partner to bring your vision to life.

Let us help you make informed decisions and maximise your development options! Discover more: Unlock the Potential of Your Land- Cato Bolam Consultants


#LandDevelopment #CatoBolam
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Guess how long we've been around
  • 18.8% Less than two years?
    18.8% Complete
  • 18.8% 100 years?
    18.8% Complete
  • 6.3% About three months?
    6.3% Complete
  • 56.3% 50+ years?
    56.3% Complete
16 votes
4 days ago

Did You Know?

Harpreet Singh from Indian Royal Brew | Proudly NZ owned Business

Did you know that peppermint has been used for centuries to aid digestion? 🌿 Its menthol content helps relax the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract, making it a natural remedy for indigestion and IBS. Plus, its antimicrobial properties can help fight infections and boost digestive health. Sip… View moreDid you know that peppermint has been used for centuries to aid digestion? 🌿 Its menthol content helps relax the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract, making it a natural remedy for indigestion and IBS. Plus, its antimicrobial properties can help fight infections and boost digestive health. Sip on some peppermint tea and give your tummy the relief it deserves! 🍃

#PeppermintPower #TeaBenefits #HerbalRemedies #HealthyLiving #DigestiveHealth #IndianRoyalBrew

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1 day ago

The Building Guys

The Team from The Building Guys

Call us today! If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years renovation experience then choose us.

We are based in East Auckland and have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the builder), Kelvin (the plumber), Chevi (the electrician) and Russell (the tiler) to … View more
Call us today! If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years renovation experience then choose us.

We are based in East Auckland and have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the builder), Kelvin (the plumber), Chevi (the electrician) and Russell (the tiler) to do every job right. Our team follows industry guidelines on coronavirus safety procedures to keep your family protected.

Book online using the link below or call Lucy on 021 022 55 388 for a chat about your amazing renovation plans.

Be safe!
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2 days ago

Make your family aware: Scam posing as officers returns

The Team from New Zealand Police

A phone scam is re-emerging with cold calling swindlers claiming to be Police officers.

New Zealand Police are advising the public to be vigilant, after a handful of reports have been made in recent days. Unfortunately, at least two elderly Aucklanders have been conned out of tens of thousands … View more
A phone scam is re-emerging with cold calling swindlers claiming to be Police officers.

New Zealand Police are advising the public to be vigilant, after a handful of reports have been made in recent days. Unfortunately, at least two elderly Aucklanders have been conned out of tens of thousands of dollars.

Waitematā CIB’s Detective Senior Sergeant Ryan Bunting says scammers are cold calling, mainly on landlines, and claim to be a Police officer.“They will also provide a fake ID or badge number to make their call seem legitimate,” he says.“This person will carry on and provide a reason for their call: either they are investigating fake bank notes, or that your credit card has been cloned.

“As part of this scam, they will ask you to withdraw money from a nearby bank to be collected or ask you to provide further financial or banking information to aid their investigation.”

Be aware: this is a scam call.

Police are investigating two reports this week, in south Auckland and the North Shore, where two people have fallen victim to the scam. “Both victims withdrew cash from a bank and handed this over to someone who arrived at their door to collect it under the fake cover story,” Detective Senior Sergeant Bunting says.“These victims have had their good-will and trust trodden on by these scammers.”

Investigation staff have ensured there is support available for the victims. Detective Senior Sergeant Bunting says: “Scammers have no ethics whatsoever and will take any opportunity to try and con you.“These scams take many forms, and the offenders trick people under a variety of guises or storylines.”

There are occasions where legitimate Police officers will contact people as part of their duties, he says.

Police are asking the community to be aware and take the opportunity to spread the word amongst friends and family members. “We are particularly keen to ensure elder family members are aware of what is happening,” Detective Senior Sergeant Bunting says. “If anyone receives a call of this nature, hang up.

“If you have had the unfortunate position of being a victim to this scam and have not reported this, we encourage you to report this to Police.”

Please remember:
- Police will never call to ask you for bank details, pin numbers or passwords
- Police do not offer prize money
- Police will not ask you to go to a bank to withdraw money
- If you receive a call out of the blue of a similar nature: challenge the caller to identify themselves, ask for their details.
- Hang up, contact 105 to verify the ID and request the officer to contact you
- If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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4 days ago

Haven Falls Funeral Home Ki Rotorua

Haven Falls

Haven Falls are very blessed to be opening their new branch in Rotorua.

Located at 271 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua these facilities offer a large chapel, dining hall and extended off road parking.

We invite you at anytime to pop in and speak with one of our team members and have a look around … View more
Haven Falls are very blessed to be opening their new branch in Rotorua.

Located at 271 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua these facilities offer a large chapel, dining hall and extended off road parking.

We invite you at anytime to pop in and speak with one of our team members and have a look around the facilities offered.

We operate 24 hours 7 days a week.
0800 428366
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2 days ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Christchurch

Monthly AEA Web Events

The AEA Web Event is a monthly online meeting where AEA members from all over the world come together to share their experience, strength and hope. Three members speak for 10 minutes each, followed by member sharing.

The Event is always held on the 3rd Sunday of the … View more
Monthly AEA Web Events

The AEA Web Event is a monthly online meeting where AEA members from all over the world come together to share their experience, strength and hope. Three members speak for 10 minutes each, followed by member sharing.

The Event is always held on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

ALL NEWCOMERS WELCOME.

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4 days ago

Little things, big difference – PSC Winter Appeal

Presbyterian Support Center

Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across … View more
Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across our Enliven homes and villages, we are continuing to create safe, comfortable environments for families and individuals at vulnerable stages of their lives. And it’s only possible with your support.

Visit to learn more and support those who need it most today.
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6 days ago

'Messenger' end-to-end encryption

Gordon from Halswell

Facebook has decided to encrypt messages to some of my contacts and will do more in the coming months.
I can no longer contact these people via Messenger and this is my only way of contacting some of them.
I have tried removing the end-to-end encryption but all the instructions on how to do it, … View more
Facebook has decided to encrypt messages to some of my contacts and will do more in the coming months.
I can no longer contact these people via Messenger and this is my only way of contacting some of them.
I have tried removing the end-to-end encryption but all the instructions on how to do it, do not relate to a laptop, and they say this in the instructions !!
Can anyone help me?

4 days ago

Little things, big difference – PSC Winter Appeal

Presbyterian Support Center

Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across … View more
Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across our Enliven homes and villages, we are continuing to create safe, comfortable environments for families and individuals at vulnerable stages of their lives. And it’s only possible with your support.

Visit to learn more and support those who need it most today.
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4 days ago

Covid update - National figures

Gordon from Halswell

The National figure is stated as 5230 but with a note saying not all are collated??

Canterbury figures were 805 but that figure does not agree with figures elsewhere. I will use this one until it is resolved
There was a glitch with the 'death' figures which appears to have balanced … View more
The National figure is stated as 5230 but with a note saying not all are collated??

Canterbury figures were 805 but that figure does not agree with figures elsewhere. I will use this one until it is resolved
There was a glitch with the 'death' figures which appears to have balanced out.

Stay aware and safe folks.
New
Cases- Deaths - % of National --- Cant new cases

5230* - 20......................15.4% --------805
6142 - 1........................12.0%---------738
6636 - 7 .......................12.6% --------883
6148 - 19.......................10.3% ------ 667
3922 - 13.......................11.3% ------ 444
2287 - 19.......................13.6% ------ 310
2343 -11........................17.0% ------ 399
2383 - 21.......................16.6% ------ 396
2618 - 8.........................16.6%
3385 - 13 ......................16.0%
3399 - 7.........................15.4%
4042 - 14.......................15.9%
4666 - 24 ......................15.0%
4803 - 24 ......................15.0%
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4 days ago

Denham Bramwell – the new law firm in town!

Denham Bramwell Lawyers

Denham Bramwell’s new Albany office provides legal services to the fast-growing Business North Harbour community and local residents.

We offer specialist services in property law, family law, estates, wills & trusts, dispute resolution, litigation, and commercial and business law.

Are … View more
Denham Bramwell’s new Albany office provides legal services to the fast-growing Business North Harbour community and local residents.

We offer specialist services in property law, family law, estates, wills & trusts, dispute resolution, litigation, and commercial and business law.

Are you looking for expert legal advice, and the best possible legal outcomes? If you want to work with lawyers with deep respect and genuine care for their clients, we might be a good fit for you.

Call 09 9856900 to schedule an appointment or visit us to discover more.

Brooke Glasgow and Emma Boad
Denham Bramwell, Albany Office Partners.
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4 days ago

Important message from the Christchurch Botanic Gardens

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The team at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens have shared a message for Christchurch residents and visitors to the Gardens to be aware of.

What you need to know:
- Wolf decoys are being used within the Gardens to deter Canada geese. They said 'Geese have become widespread in the Gardens … View more
The team at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens have shared a message for Christchurch residents and visitors to the Gardens to be aware of.

What you need to know:
- Wolf decoys are being used within the Gardens to deter Canada geese. They said 'Geese have become widespread in the Gardens recently and are wreaking havoc on our waterways, paths and lawns with the sheer amount of poop they produce.'
So far the wolves, a natural predator of geese, are working well. The rangers often move them around so the geese don't get used to their presence.
- There's also been some incidents of the 'wolves' being stolen and injured, so please let the Christchurch Botanic Gardens team know if you see any suspicious behaviour.
- Most importantly, Christchurch Botanic Gardens are asking visitors to please refrain from feeding the geese - it's bad for the environment, spreads disease, and creates stress and competition among the birds.

More info about visiting the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and how to get in touch with their team is here.

4 days ago

Little things, big difference – PSC Winter Appeal

Presbyterian Support Center

Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across … View more
Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across our Enliven homes and villages, we are continuing to create safe, comfortable environments for families and individuals at vulnerable stages of their lives. And it’s only possible with your support.

Visit to learn more and support those who need it most today.
Find out more

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10 days ago

Covid update - National figures

Gordon from Halswell

The National figure is hanging around at 6000+ but as we are not into winter proper ??
Canterbury dropped from 883 - 738.
There is a glitch with the 'death' figures

Stay aware and safe folks.
New
Cases- Deaths - % of National --- Cant new cases

6142 - … View more
The National figure is hanging around at 6000+ but as we are not into winter proper ??
Canterbury dropped from 883 - 738.
There is a glitch with the 'death' figures

Stay aware and safe folks.
New
Cases- Deaths - % of National --- Cant new cases

6142 - 1.......................12.0%---------738
6636 - 7 .......................12.6% --------883
6148 - 19.......................10.3% ------ 667
3922 - 13.......................11.3% ------ 444
2287 - 19.......................13.6% ------ 310
2343 -11........................17.0% ------ 399
2383 - 21.......................16.6% ------ 396
2618 - 8.........................16.6%
3385 - 13 ......................16.0%
3399 - 7.........................15.4%
4042 - 14.......................15.9%
4666 - 24 ......................15.0%
4803 - 24 ......................15.0%

3 days ago

Guess how long we've been around

Cato Bolam

Got a vision for your property? Unlocking its potential requires experience and expertise. With a deep understanding of land development, Cato Bolam is your expert partner to bring your vision to life.

Let us help you make informed decisions and maximise your development options! Discover more: … View more
Got a vision for your property? Unlocking its potential requires experience and expertise. With a deep understanding of land development, Cato Bolam is your expert partner to bring your vision to life.

Let us help you make informed decisions and maximise your development options! Discover more: Unlock the Potential of Your Land- Cato Bolam Consultants

#LandDevelopment #CatoBolam
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Guess how long we've been around
  • 6.3% Less than two years?
    6.3% Complete
  • 12.5% 100 years?
    12.5% Complete
  • 0% About three months?
    0% Complete
  • 81.3% 50+ years?
    81.3% Complete
16 votes
5 days ago

Paint it Green with Resene this June and help the New Zealand Trees That Count programme!

Resene

Simply visit your local Resene owned ColorShop, choose your favourite green testpots and for each one you buy Resene will donate $1 to the New Zealand Trees That Count programme.

Offer applies to all Resene green 60 mL testpots (excludes metallic and wood stains) purchased by retail customers … View more
Simply visit your local Resene owned ColorShop, choose your favourite green testpots and for each one you buy Resene will donate $1 to the New Zealand Trees That Count programme.

Offer applies to all Resene green 60 mL testpots (excludes metallic and wood stains) purchased by retail customers between 1-30 June 2024 at Resene owned ColorShops.

Trees That Count are an environmental charity on a mission to plant millions more native trees throughout New Zealand. Trees That Count runs the country’s only marketplace which provides a place for anyone to fund or gift native trees. This support is matched with planters throughout the country who are restoring, and growing, precious wildlife corridors or pockets of native forest, turning small projects into mighty ones.

To find your nearest Resene ColorShop, click here.

For more information on Trees That Count, visit us.
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6 days ago

Supporting diversity and helping culture thrive in Porirua

NZ Lotto

Porirua is echoing to the sounds of Kapa Haka, thanks to the work of the Ngā Uri o Whiti Te Rā Mai Le Moana Trust, who help local community and rangatahi embrace and connect with their culture.

With support from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board, the local Pasifika and Māori owned Trust is … View more
Porirua is echoing to the sounds of Kapa Haka, thanks to the work of the Ngā Uri o Whiti Te Rā Mai Le Moana Trust, who help local community and rangatahi embrace and connect with their culture.

With support from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board, the local Pasifika and Māori owned Trust is teaching and supporting the Porirua community through their creative arts - Māmās and Pāpās Workshops as well as the Siva (Dance) Workshops.

The Trust initially began as Māori Performing Arts/Kapa Haka group in 2013, and now stands as a cultural hub offering avenues for the locals to engage in activities promoting wellbeing, safety, employment growth, self-development and much more.

By using Creative Arts as a vehicle for positive youth/community development, the Trust aims to leave a legacy of unity and empowerment in the Porirua and wider Wellington community with the continued support of lottery funding grants.

This is just one example of the incredible causes happening in your community, with 100% of Lotto New Zealand’s profits going back to support thousands of great causes all over Aotearoa. So, every time you play any Lotto NZ game, it’s a win for our rangatahi, and it’s a win for our communities.

Read more Local Grants recipient stories
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7 days ago

As voted by you New Zealand

The Team from Ryman Healthcare

Big news in our community!

Ryman has been voted New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brand in Aged Care & Retirement Villages for the 10th time! So we want to say Thank You Aotearoa, for your continued trust and support. Together, we’ll continue building vibrant communities where everyone can … View more
Big news in our community!

Ryman has been voted New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brand in Aged Care & Retirement Villages for the 10th time! So we want to say Thank You Aotearoa, for your continued trust and support. Together, we’ll continue building vibrant communities where everyone can thrive.

Here’s to 10 more years of trust and excellence!

Click read more for more information.
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