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Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
49 Covent Drive
Nelson Marlborough
03 538 0880
03 538 0881
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Ryman Healthcare have been providing retirement living and care options within one village community for over 30 years. Putting residents first has always been our priority, and our terms, care and innovation are a direct reflection of this. Because at Ryman, it's all about people.

Winner: 2018 Trusted Brand Aged Care & Retirement Villages

The Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village is named after a proud New Zealander and Nelsonian, one of history’s most acclaimed scientific minds. The Village provides a full range of retirement lifestyle options for the elderly, along with the very best in retirement care.

The Village is located in Stoke, Nelson and features the very latest designs in retirement living providing brand new architecturally designed Independent Townhouses and Apartments, and a Care Centre, set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens. The resort style facilities include an all weather bowling green, indoor heated swimming pool and spa, gymnasium, beauty and hairdressing salon, library, internet cafe, bar, lounges, shop, Grand Atrium, and even a movie theatre! There is so much for residents to enjoy including village events and outings.

The modern village design concept, together with the friendly, caring staff, means the residents will enjoy the very best of retirement living.

Living at the Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village is not about slowing down - it's about having time to do so much more!

We welcome your call.
"With Dad finally agreeing to purchase a serviced apartment,mum could finally relax and has blossomed. We as a family are so happy and are thankful that Mum and Dad are in such a great place and everything is right there for their care. We all love visiting as the atmosphere is so happy and welcoming."

"I would like to say thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness to have our sister and her special needs daughter have Christmas lunch with Mum on Christmas Day.
This meant a great deal to Mum and all of our family and caused great happiness at a time where Mum was unable to spend Christmas with family.
I am so pleased we made the decision to choose Ernest Rutherford for Mum, your excellent care and attention to go above and beyond is absolutely wonderful. Your professionalism and kindness is very much appreciated."
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Availability Details
Availability Details
Room TypeVacancy?
Serviced apartment (Studio) (Studio)Yes
Serviced apartment (one bedroom) (1 Bedroom)Yes
Independant apartment (1 Bedroom)No
Independant apartment (2 Bedrooms)No
Independant apartment, three bedroom and (2 Bedrooms)Yes
Townhouse, two bedroom and (3 Bedrooms)Yes
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Updated: 21 Mar 2019
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Debbie Edwards
Company Ryman Healthcare
Phone 03 538 0882
Mobile 027 279 6790
Email View Email Address
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Anchorage Trustees Services Ltd
Address P.O Box 5
City/Town Christchurch
Phone 0800 888 093
Fax (03) 379 2424
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name Nick Letham
Address 245 Blenheim Road
City/Town Christchurch
Company Chapman Tripp
Phone 03 353 4130
Fax 03 365 4587
Email View Email Address
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Serviced apartment (Studio) (Studio Unit etc.)
Serviced apartment (one bedroom) (1 Bedroom)
Independant apartment (1 Bedroom)
Independant apartment (2 Bedrooms)
Independant apartment, three bedroom and (2 Bedrooms)
Townhouse, two bedroom and (3 Bedrooms)
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Hairdresser Yes We have two hairdressers who are here Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday but who will be available at other times if requested. We also have a beauty therapist who visits once a week.
Podiatrist Yes A podiatrist visits the site on a monthly basis.
Physiotherapist Yes We have a physiotherapist on site two days per week.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Interdenominational services are held on a weekly basis.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our Village has several Activities Co-ordinators who provide residents with a range of interesting and challenging activities for them to participate in if they wish.
Nursing Care Yes Full nursing care can be provided if required.
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Facility Features
Facility Features
Social/Recreational Programme Yes
Community Complex Yes
24 Hour Security Yes
Emergency Call System Yes Each serviced apartment has 3 emergency call bell points. NB: Residents have the option to purchase a wireless pendant alarm which is compatible with the village nurse call alarm system if so desired.
Newsletter Yes Monthly special events calendar aswell as a weekly activities calendar is produced for each area via the activities co-ordinator and the Ernest Rutherford Newsletter is produced on a quarterly basis
Pets In Residence Yes Several of our village residents have well behaved cats & dogs.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Yes,but with the village manager's approval that it is suitable for the village
Outings Yes
Transport Available Yes
Restaurant Yes Our fabulous dining rooms offer a delicious menu and you may use this on a casual basis(you are welcome to invite a friend,or family member) or you may choose to dine there everyday. Fine Dining is held once a month.
Fitness Complex Yes We have a full gym on site.
Swimming Pool Yes
Spa Pool Yes
Library Yes All the latest magazines are provided and the daily newspaper. The computer for free internet is located in the library.
Chapel Yes
Lounges Yes We have several lounges fitted out with eye-catching furnishings and artwork.
Gardens Yes We have fabulous gardens and also a grand internal atrium and an roof garden.
Other details Yes We also have hairdressing and beauty salons,shop,movie theatre,all weather bowling green,grand piano,pentaque court and pool/snooker table available for residents to use.
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have a seperate activities co-ordinators for Independant living, rest home, hostital and special care residents who prepare a comprehensive and interesting activities programme.

The activities co-ordinator also takes residents on outings and particularly on shopping trips.
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Dutch Yes
English Yes
German Yes
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes The Village residents have organised their own regular services in the Village Chapel.
Inter denominational Yes An interdenominational services is held on a weekly basis by ministers from a range of different religions on a roster basis.
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Public Transport 0.10 km We have a bus stop very close by
Shops 2.00 km We have a small shop in Village which supplies a small range of necessities. However we are also situated near to Stoke shopping centre.
Parks 2.00 km The village road wraps around a lovely park and we are close to Saxton Fields a comprehensive sports facility. Resident's also enjoy trips to Isel Park in Stoke which has lovely gardens and walks.
Library 2.00 km Stoke Library is located in the centre of Stoke approximately 2km away. We also have a library on site in the Village with large print books.
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details Yes Internal Ryman Audit are also undertaken
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 27 Feb 2019

NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.


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