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International eyes on the Ryman Prize

The search is on for the best work in the world that has enhanced quality of life for older people.

Entries are now open for the 2019 Ryman Prize, the only award of its kind which is targeted at improving the health of older people.

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Ryman behind a bowls revolution

March 8, 2019

A lawn bowls revolution is about to be launched with the Ultimate Bowls Championship – the richest bowls event in the world – beginning next month.

Twenty-four teams from Australia, New Zealand and Asia, comprising the world’s best bowlers, will compete in a new fast-paced, high-scoring format of the sport.

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Taking Nellie Melba's kitchen to 'the next level'

All chefs accept that the job comes with unique challenges and pressures. However, you can imagine Peter’s surprise when invading Iraqi soldiers stormed his kitchen and forced him out at gunpoint.

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Ryman scholarship sets the stage for Samuel

Ryman Healthcare has an emerging operatic superstar to call its own, and his name is Samuel Piper.

The Melba Opera Trust has just announced the seven young singers accepted into its 2019 scholarship program, with Samuel the recipient of the inaugural Ryman Healthcare Opera Scholarship.

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Nellie Melba's 'beating, caring heart' opens

Ryman Healthcare’s operations in Australia have passed another milestone with the opening of the care centre at its second village, Nellie Melba.

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Rebecca hits the ground running at Nellie Melba

As the village population grows and construction nears completion, one of the busiest people at Nellie Melba is Rebecca Fynn.

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'Five star': step inside Nellie Melba's new village centre

Absolutely fantastic. First class. Five-star. Amazing. Unbelievable.

The superlatives were flying in all directions as the curtain was raised on Nellie Melba’s village centre and residents had their first peek inside.

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Hundreds attend Ryman's Jack Chalker exhibition

When prisoner of war Jack Chalker captured in his drawings the atrocities inflicted on allied soldiers on the Thai-Burma railway during World War 2, he had no idea if anyone would ever see them.

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Forgetfulness: Normal Ageing or early Dementia?

Dr Doug Wilson

A few months back I visited someone in Mangakino, a small New Zealand central North Island town, originally built for the workers who were constructing the huge hydro dam of the same name. I had visited there as a kid to see the massive building works.

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Triple-A classes a moving experience

You only have to look at the smiles to see that Triple-A exercise classes are about more than just physical health and wellbeing.

Ryman’s activities and lifestyle coordinator Chelsea Richdale saw that for herself when she joined Weary Dunlop residents as they took part in their regular Triple-A program recently.

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