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Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
49 Covent Drive
Nelson 7011
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49 Covent Drive
Nelson 7011
Nelson Marlborough
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Brent Maru - 03 538 0880
Ryman Healthcare Ltd - 03 366 4069
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Ernest's Editorial Summer Newsletter 2019 Ernest's Editorial Summer Newsletter 2019 Ernest's Editorial Summer Newsletter 2019

View our village newsletter here. You will get a glimpse into village life and what's been happening lately.

Given the current COVID-19 environment we have temporarily disabled our ‘feedback’ feature. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Visitors with limitations - please call us first
At Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village, we’re dedicated to caring for you now and into your future. It’s comforting for couples at different stages in their health to know that they can be cared for within the same Ryman village, by the same Ryman team.

We provide independent living and assisted living, as well as resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care.

Providing the full range of living and care options is just one of Ryman’s points of difference.

When Ryman Healthcare was founded over 35 years ago, our co-founder Kevin Hickman thought about what he’d want for his own mother. He set one simple standard for the care we provide:
It’s got to be good enough for Mum.

Today, we not only uphold that same standard, we continue to raise the bar in retirement living and aged care.

Ryman offer some of the most resident-friendly and transparent terms in Australasia, with agreements written in plain language so they are easy for everyone to understand.

Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your townhouse or apartment, guaranteed.* And our deferred management fee is capped at 20 percent – one of the lowest in the retirement sector.

Leading innovation is something that Ryman are becoming renowned for. Our seasonal Delicious menu is made fresh on site by in-house village chefs. If you ever feel like letting someone else doing the cooking, you can choose from three main courses, including a vegetarian option. We also cater for special dietary requirements.

Just like our Delicious meals, our individually frozen meals are made fresh, using only natural ingredients. The ready-to-eat meals are very reasonably priced and are available to purchase from reception.

We’ve developed our own ACC accredited Triple A exercise programme. Catering for all ability levels, this free programme improves strength, balance and mobility. Our Engage activities programme provides events and activities for residents, such as the weekly Happy Hour, arts and crafts, and outings in the village van.

Having daily activities and events to look forward to, combined with a friendly village environment, is what life is all about. It’s those moments of shared joy and laughter. Because At Ryman villages, we create the kind of community that our residents grew up in – connected and caring.

Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village in Stoke is a vibrant community where residents enjoy a carefree retirement in the company of like-minded friends.

Apartments and townhouses are designed with the over 70s in mind. Their spacious, well-considered layouts include kitchens and bathrooms that make daily life easy for you. For your peace of mind, call bells are monitored 24 hours a day by on-site staff, and we have 24-hour security to ensure your safety at all times.

Amenities include an all-weather bowling green, indoor heated swimming pool, spa, internal atrium, library, gym, hair salon, bar and shop.

As a Ryman village, Ernest Rutherford is part of a brand that, since 2014, has repeatedly won the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand: Aged Care and Retirement Villages award. And we’ve been awarded the gold medal four times in the Reader’s Digest Quality Service award.

Of all the large providers (with 15 villages or more) in New Zealand, Ryman has the highest number of care centres with 4 years’ certification – the ‘gold standard’ in care – from the Ministry of Health.

The Lifestyle at Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village has so many wonderful aspects. However, we appreciate that everyone has different needs and expectations. Which is why we encourage you to come and visit.

Compare Ryman terms with other retirement village providers, find out what care options they provide for the future, and join in with the activities or events on offer. That way, you’ll obtain a real appreciation of village lifestyle, and whether you can see yourself living there.

We look forward to introducing you to our wonderful community.

*Some conditions apply
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
No open days are currently scheduled.
Available Properties
Available Properties
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North facing dream


Bed 2 Bath 1 Car 1 Floor Area 97m2

Property Type: Townhouse

Winner: 2021 Trusted Brand Aged Care & Retirement Villages Get in quick to secure this spacious two-bedroom independent townhouse. Perfectly positioned for all day sun, this north facing townhouse...

"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: 15 Sep 2021
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Debbie Edwards
Company Ryman Healthcare
Phone 03 538 0880
Email View Email Address
Updated: 15 Sep 2021
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: 15 Sep 2021
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: 15 Sep 2021
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 15 Sep 2021
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
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: 15 Sep 2021
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes
Community Complex Yes
24 Hour Security Yes
Emergency Call System Yes Each assisted-living 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: 4 Oct 2021
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: 15 Sep 2021
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Dutch Yes
English Yes
German Yes
Updated: 15 Sep 2021
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
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: 15 Sep 2021
Location Distance Details
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: 15 Sep 2021
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details Yes Internal Ryman Audit are also undertaken
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 15 Sep 2021

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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