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Havelock North community to benefit from new Ryman retirement village

Friday, May 25, 2018

Havelock North community to benefit from new Ryman retirement village

New jobs, millions of dollars, more local houses for sale – these are just some of the benefits a new retirement village could bring to Havelock North.

Ryman Healthcare has secured a six-hectare site on Te Aute Rd with plans to build a new $100m retirement facility. The facility will include a range of retirement living options, including independent living apartments and townhouses, assisted living residences, an aged care centre, and a hospital.

The new village is expected to inject around $10 million a year into the local economy, free up local houses for sale, and create more than 100 long-term jobs.

“This is a great example of how retirement villages can benefit the wider community,” says Village Guide founder Paula Bishop.

“Retirement villages offer so much more than just a place to retire – they bring jobs and prosperity to the local economy and have the potential to become a cherished part of the community.”

Ryman Healthcare is about to begin consulting with Havelock North residents to make sure the new facility ticks all the right boxes.

“We want to build an amenity that everyone in the area can be proud of so we will be talking to anyone interested in our plans before we develop them further,” says Ryman Healthcare Chief Development Officer Andrew Mitchell.

Ryman would also like to hear from anyone with ideas for naming the new facility.

“We’d love to name it in honour of a significant Hawke’s Bay local who everyone can identify with,” says Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Debbie McClure.

“We’ve found over the years that the best suggestions come from the people who know the place well,” she adds.

For more information on the new Havelock North retirement village – or to submit your name ideas – please visit the Ryman Healthcare website.

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