Staff stories

Rebuilding a life, brick by brick

On Tyrone Keatch’s 21st birthday his workmates at AJP Bricklaying downed tools early on their job at Nellie Melba Retirement Village and took him back to the factory for a surprise party.

It was a nice thing to do for the young, enthusiastic apprentice on the team, but they had no idea just how significant the gesture was.

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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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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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Angela's meteoric Ryman rise surprise

Angela Barraclough’s career rise at Ryman has travelled so far so fast, she now finds herself in whole different country.

Angela started with the company as a sales advisor at its Edmund Hillary retirement village in Auckland in 2014.

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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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From a brush with death, a thirst for life

To understand why Joanne Wang has been so successful in her career you need to know something personal about her: she almost died.

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Need something done? Tony's your man

Every good workplace has one.

They’re that one person you know you can turn to whenever something needs to get done. They’re problem solvers. The glue that seems to hold everything together.

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Lifting the lens on Pamela's hidden talent

Pamela Wheeler’s hidden talent is hidden no more – as it’s packing out theatres. 

The lifestyle team member at Ryman Healthcare's Weary Dunlop retirement village has wowed residents with a presentation of her photography, with 30 of them cramming into the village’s cinema to see it.

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International Nurses Day: Meet our carers

Saturday, May 12 is International Nurses Day, so we had a quick chat with some of the amazing carers at our Weary Dunlop village to find out what drew them to the profession, and what they love about it.  


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Ryman raises $330,000 for heart research

Residents and staff at Ryman Healthcare’s retirement villages have raised a record $330,000 to fund a ground-breaking heart health research project.

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