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Entries open for the NZ$250,000 Ryman Prize

Richest prize of its kind to reward the best work in the world for older people

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.

The prize winner is selected by an international jury and entry is open to the world’s brightest and best engineers, thinkers, scientists, clinicians or inventors.

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Forgetfulness: Normal ageing or early dementia

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. When I returned home, a drive of around 40 minutes, my wife enquired where I had been. I knew where I had been in crisp detail, but not the name of the town. Whakamaru was the next town and that I remembered well from my schoolboy visit over 60 years ago. But Mangakino had taken fright and raced away from my finely tuned neurones. “Come back,” I wanted to shout. But I could only bleat: “It’s slipped my mind. I’ll remember later.”


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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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'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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Max and Heather's 'leap of faith'

Nellie Melba retirement village is already home to dozens of people, and will be home to many dozens more, but it all started with one couple’s leap of faith.

That couple is Max and Heather Beattie.

Now happily ensconced in their beautiful two-bedroom corner apartment overlooking the village’s bowling green, Max and Heather were the first people to sign up to move into Nellie Melba.

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