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The Russley Village

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The Russley Village
Retirement Village
73 Roydvale Avenue
Christchurch 8053
Postal Address
Same as above
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Tim Dearsley - Village Manager
Generus Living Group Limited
Village Enquiries
Jeanette McEachen (Sales Manager) - 03 357 9392 / 021 918996
Care Enquiries
Dennis Demanawa - Health Services Manager - 03 266 0041/ 021995487
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The Reassurance of Quality

Welcome to The Russley Village. We have worked hard to create something very special here.

When planning The Russley, we didn't so much have in mind a traditional retirement village - we were thinking more about a real village. Perhaps like those small memorable villages you might have experienced on your travels.

Like any good village, we wanted to be close enough to the heart of things for friends and family to easily drop in, but we also wanted space and calm with great gardens and a real sense of interest and intrigue.

The perfect spot was a precious and irreplaceable eight acres in the northwest of Christchurch.

From there we were determined that our premium design, construction, layout and facilities would be what the village is known for. Every step we took was to ensure our future residents would have the reassurance of quality.

Premium design with impeccable attention to detail. The Village offers a blend of Villas, Terraced houses and Apartments surrounded by award winning gardens.

Uniquely, The Russley village is a complete and comprehensive offering.

A sense of community, wellbeing and belonging is at the heart of any great village. The Russley Homestead, the Pavilion and the bowling green. These create a central hub - a place for connection, creating a genuine sense of belonging, familiarity and security.

From movie nights to mah-jong, from trips away to a quiet wander in the gardens - there’s always something new to do and discover at The Russley.

Lunch with friends at the brasserie, a barista made coffee at the café or perhaps a seminar from the experts on a subject that interests you – you decide when to fully embrace village life and when to simply sit back and relax.
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
No open days are currently scheduled.
Available Properties
Available Properties
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One bedroom apartment, large 63 sqm with afternoon sun patio area


Bed 1 Bath 1 Floor Area 63m2

Property Type: Apartment

One bedroom apartment where you can live independently or we can provide services; & you also have a weekly credit on your apartment that you can use at any time for housekeeping services, meals, drin...

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Two bedroom/2 bathroom Apartment 107 sqm


Bed 2 Bath 2 Car 1 Floor Area 107m2

Property Type: Apartment

This stunning 2 bedroom/ 2 full bathroom apartment has an amazing layout. When you enter the apartment on the 1st floor, into your large lounge/dining room/kitchen area, you have a bathroom bedroom a...

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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: 28 Feb 2022

Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Address 73 Roydvale Avenue Burnside
Company Russley Village
Phone 03 357 9392
Mobile 029 772 0011
Email View Email Address

Updated: 28 Feb 2022

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: 28 Feb 2022

Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite No N/A

Updated: 28 Feb 2022

Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
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: 28 Feb 2022

Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
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: 28 Feb 2022

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: 28 Feb 2022

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: 28 Feb 2022

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
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: 28 Feb 2022

Location Distance Details
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: 28 Feb 2022

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
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: 28 Feb 2022

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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