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The Russley Village
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
73 Roydvale Avenue
Christchurch 8053
Postal Address
PO Box 3861
Christchurch 8140
(03) 982 8280 or (03) 357 9392
(03) 982 8285
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Wayne Thompson - 029 772 0011
Generus Living Group Limited - 03 961 9820
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Michelle Falloon - 021 458 044
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The Homestead
This magnificent facility which resembles a Country Club has all the facilities of a resort. Like the old hotel, the new Homestead has areas purpose-built for entertainment and socialising including a boutique 40 tiered seat cinema and Abode Café and Brasserie. Upstairs there is an intimate lounge, billiard and pool tables, bar, hair salon, beauty therapy rooms, computer room, an arts & craft area.

Managing Director, Graham Wilkinson, says the brief for the build recognised the importance of the history of the site. "The Russley Hotel was of huge significance to Christchurch. We wanted to preserve this by creating a sophisticated country club experience that captures some of the old hotel's warmth and ambience.

The last apartment complex Sefton Apartments was completed in 2017, which houses the final piece of resident leisure facilities - the indoor heated swimming pool & spa, bringing units at the village to a total of 110. The last phase of development on the site is the Ashley Suites boutique aged care facility and serviced apartments that will provide residents with a full range of care and support services. Building commenced in 2017 with completion expected in late 2019.

Private, spacious apartments and villas, award-winning gardens and dedicated staff all working to deliver the unique lifestyle you’re looking for. Since you’ll be living near the central city, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy there too, whether you like shopping, arts and crafts or spending time with loved ones. You’ll make good friends and be part of an amazing community, and with our committed, professional team available to take care of assist you if needed, you can get on with living life to the fullest.
Having all the villa's differently designed really gives the village a character that you don't usually see in other villages.

We love the letter boxes in the Pergolas.

Spaciousness and class there was only one place I was coming to.

I never thought when I used to drink at the old Russley Hotel that I would end up living here one day.

I rang another resident before we committed ourselves and it confirmed what we thought.

Everyone is so friendly.

What a relief that our parents are in such a secure environment.

Everyday I feel like I am living on a Cruise Ship just love the friendly atmosphere and staff.
Updated: 5 Jun 2018
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Wayne Thompson
Address 73 Roydvale Avenue Burnside
Company Russley Village
Phone 03 421 8775 or 03 3579392
Fax 03 9828285
Mobile 029 772 0011
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Updated: 16 Jan 2019
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Covenant Trustee Services Ltd
Address Level 9 191 Queen Street
Company Covenant Trustee Services Ltd
Phone (09) 302 0638
Fax (09) 302 1037
Email View Email Address
Updated: 5 Jun 2018
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name Simon Marks
Address P.O. Box 2646
Company Anthony Harper Lawyers
Phone +64 3 379 0920
Fax +64 3 366 9277
Updated: 5 Jun 2018
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Serviced Apartment (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$480000.00
High Price$600000.00
Tenure TermsOccupational Right Agreement
Surrender Details6% accruing in the first year and 12% in each of the second and third years total of 30% calculated over three years.
Service Charge DetailsOn Application
Nursing Care DetailsOn Application
Serviced Apartments (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$795000.00
High Price$920000.00
Tenure TermsOccupational Right Agreement
Surrender Details6% accruing in the first year and 12% in each of the second and third years total of 30% calculated over three years.
Service Charge Detailson application
Nursing Care Detailson application
Villa (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$850000.00
High Price$890000.00
Tenure TermsOccupational Right Agreement
Surrender Details6% accruing in the first year and 12% in each of the second and third years total of 30% calculated over three years.
Service Charge Detailson application
Nursing Care Detailson application
Villa & Terrace House (3 Bedrooms)
Low Price$950000.00
High Price$990000.00
Tenure TermsOccupational Right Agreement
Surrender Details6% accruing in the first year and 12% in each of the second and third years total of 30% calculated over three years.
Service Charge Detailson application
Nursing Care Detailson application
Updated: 1 Aug 2019
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite No N/A
Updated: 13 Aug 2018
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Hairdresser Yes In the new Homestead we have our on site hair salon called "Frendz at Russley". This is open twice a week, other days b appointment.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Meals - Available On-site Yes Food service is provided through our own ABODE Café/Restaurant. Dine in or Take Away also Room Service available.
Home Help - Available On-site Yes we have our own staff for home help within the village
Home Help - External Provider Yes You may qualify through your GP for Nurse Maude services in your unit at The Russley
Registered Nurse 30 Yes Village Nurse is available by appointment and on call after hours
Nursing Care Yes This can be arranged through The Village Manager
Updated: 16 Jan 2019
Facility Features
Facility Features
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Social programme organised by Residents committee
Community Complex Yes The Homestead is the residents main social hub of the village and residents, family and friends are all enjoying the wonderful many dining experiences, musical entertainment nights. or just having a chat.
24 Hour Security Yes The Village is gated at night, also monitored at night by drive through security patrols.
Emergency Call System Yes All units have three emergency call buttons and an intercom system which is answered by monitoring company, then directed to the appropriate service required: (eg: doctor, nurse or staff member)
Newsletter Yes Weekly Newsletter
Pets In Residence Yes One Resident has two cats!
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes This would be subject to Village Managers approval
Outings Yes We have monthly day trips in the village van
Transport Available Yes The Village has a stylish Mercedes van for outings, weekly shopping trips
Restaurant Yes The ABODE Café & Brasserie is a licensed restaurant providing café style and dining for residents, family and friends to enjoy. Many themed nights are enjoyed by so many.
Fitness Complex Yes A small fitness area is in the new Pavilion
Swimming Pool Yes The 15m heated swimming pool is located on the ground floor of the Sefton complex.
Spa Pool Yes The Spa is located on the ground floor of the Sefton Complex
Craft Room Yes The Craft room is situated upstairs in The Homestead
Library Yes With the Christchurch mobile library visiting weekly. A lovely reading room with a large variety of books is located on the ground floor of The Homestead. A lovely sunny place to read the paper or just relax and enjoy a good book.
Games Room Yes Upstairs in The Homestead is our wonderful pool and snooker tables together with the Lancaster Bar. A great area to relax and enjoy the lovely gas fire while playing a game of cue sports
Lounges Yes In the new Homestead there are a number of lounge areas with large fires for residents to sit and enjoy the company of others
Gardens Yes The Russley is set among award winning gardens and our residents are proud to call The Russley Village 'home'. Quintessentially Cantabrian, featuring white picket fences and rose gardens, the village radiates an 'English country' air.
Other details Yes Life at The Russley Village is all about choice - freedom and independence, while still having the peace of mind over your safety and security. It's the best of independent living, with none of the hassle.
Updated: 13 Aug 2018
Special Features
Special Features
The Russley Village sets a new standard for retirement villages - in terms of physical design, architectural individuality, social variety and quality of care.

Our staff are our greatest asset.

The staff at the Russley Village fulfill a multitude of support structures to residents and day to day operation of the village.

Updated: 13 Aug 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Gardening - Golf - Outdoor/Indoor Bowls - Croquet - Petanque - Happy Hour - Library - Outings - Lunch outings - Concerts - Travel - Shopping Trips - Theatre, Billiards, BBQ, Bridge, Exercises, Gardening, Mah Jong, Movies, Singing, Sky TV, Videos, Art, BBQ, Bingo, Board games, , Classical Music, Craft,, Entertainers, Email, Entertainment, Exercises, Gas Fire, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Petanque, Pianist, Pool table, Sky TV
Updated: 16 Jan 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Indonesian Yes
Japanese Yes
Spanish Yes Our ABODE Restaurant Manager Rocio is from Barcelona and is a wonderful asset to our village
Tamil Yes
Other Information Yes Our Executive Chef Ganesh and assistant chef Sental are both from India.
Updated: 13 Aug 2018
Public Transport   Public bus stop just across the road.
Shops   Within walking distance
Mall   Avonhead, Bishopdale and Fendalton shopping malls are a very short distance away. The new Spitfire Park shopping centre is now open at the Christchurch Airport.
Parks   Burnside Park and Nunweek park within walking distance
Library   We have a libray at the village also Bishopdale library is a short distance away. Christchurch City Council Mobile Library visits the village each week.
Updated: 13 Aug 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes October 2020
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Village Registration not Required Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 13 Aug 2018

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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