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Our History

 

TIMELINE

1984 - Ryman Healthcare founded by John Ryder and Kevin Hickman

1996 - Opened first village offering continuum of care – Rowena Jackson Village in Invercargill

1996 - Investment by Direct Capital Partners and Ngai Tahu

1999 - Listed on NZX, raising $25 million, market capitalisation $135 million, 1,600 shareholders

1999 - Opened Malvina Major Village – first North Island village

2003 - Entry into NZX 50

2003 - Opened first Auckland village – Grace Joel Village

2007 - Doubled target growth rate to 300 retirement village units and 100 resthome/hospital beds

2007 - Opened flagship Edmund Hillary Village in Auckland

2009 - Entry into NZX 10

2010 - Opened 21st village in Orewa

2011 - Lifted growth rate to 550 units or beds per annum in New Zealand

2011 - Acquired first site in Australia at Wheelers Hill, Melbourne

2012 - Lifted growth rate to 700 units and beds per annum in New Zealand

2013 - Construction under way at first Australian village

2014 - Acquired second Melbourne site at Brandon Park

2014 - Opened first Australian village - Weary Dunlop Village, Wheelers Hill

2014 - Opened Bruce McLaren Village, Howick, Auckland

2015 - First residents arrive at Possum Bourne village in Auckland and Bob Scott village in Wellington

2016 - Bought third site in Melbourne at Burwood East

2016 - First residents arrive at Charles Upham village in Rangiora and Bert Sutcliffe in Auckland

2016 - Historic Moondah Estate at Mt Eliza bought by Ryman

2016 - Bought Coburg site in Melbourne

2017 - Bought sixth site in Victoria at Geelong

2017 - Bought seventh site in Victoria at Mt Martha

2017 - Purchased sites in Karori and Havelock North

2018 - Purchased site in Kohimarama, Auckland

2018 - Bought eighth and ninth sites in Victoria at Aberfeldie and Ocean Grove respectively

2018 - First residents arrive at Nellie Melba Village in Melbourne and Murray Halberg Village in Auckland

2019 - Opened second Australian village – Nellie Melba Village, Brandon Park

2019 - First residents arrive at William Sanders Village in Auckland and Linda Jones in Hamilton

2019 - Bought tenth site in Victoria at Ringwood East

2019 - Purchased sites in Bishopspark, Riccarton Park and Northwood, Canterbury

2020 - First residents arrive at James Wattie Village in Havelock North

2020 - First residents arrive at Miriam Corban village in Auckland

2020 - First residents arrive at Charles Brownlow Village in Highton, Deborah Cheetham Village in Ocean Grove, and John Flynn Village in Melbourne

2020 - Purchased site in Takapuna, Auckland

2021 - Purchased site in Highett

2021 - First residents arrive at Keith Park Village in Auckland

2021 - Purchased site in Cambridge

2021 - Purchased site in Mulgrave

2021 - First residents arrive at Kevin Hickman Village in Christchurch

2021 - Property adjacent to Deborah Cheetham Village purchased to build approximately 65 new villas

2021 - Karaka

VILLAGE OPENINGS

1986 - Woodcote

1991 - Essie Summers

1993 - Margaret Stoddart

1994 - Frances Hodgkins

1996 - Rowena Jackson

1999 - Malvina Major and Ngaio Marsh

2000 - Shona McFarlane

2001 - Rita Angus

2002 - Hilda Ross

2003 - Grace Joel

2005 - Princess Alexandra

2006 - Jane Winstone

2007 - Anthony Wilding, Edmund Hillary and Julia Wallace

2008 - Ernest Rutherford

2009 - Jean Sandel, Jane Mander and Evelyn Page

2011 - Yvette Williams and Kiri Te Kanawa

2012 - Bob Owens and Diana Isaac

2013 - Charles Fleming

2014 - Weary Dunlop and Bruce McLaren

2015 - Possum Bourne and Bob Scott

2016 - Charles Upham

2017 - Bert Sutcliffe

2018 - Logan Campbell

2019 - Nellie Melba

2020 - Murray Halberg

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