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Sir Charles Flemming, Ryman Healthcare, Waikanae

Ryman Healthcare’s 26th village – Charles Flemming in Waikanae is still in construction at the time of writing this article. This $100m in Parata St, Waikanaw is named after former Nga Manu Nature Reserve trustee and renowned naturalist Charles Flemming.

The resort-style facilities will include an all-weather bowling green and a village centre with a heated indoor swimming pool and spa, gymnasium, internal atrium, beauty and hairdressing salon, library and internet services, dining room, bar, lounges, shop and even a movie theatre!

Ryman is one of New Zealand’s largest public companies with a market capitalisation of more than $3 billion, 7000 residents, 25 villages and 3500 staff.

Quality Kakapo Clears Radiata Pine products from ATS Timber were once again chosen for use in the unique decorative pergola designs that grade Ryman retirement villages around the country. H3.2 Dry Kakapo Clears in a range of sizes supplied square dressed was beautifully finished on-site with the rafters each with their shaped ends. This timber was chosen for its premium finish (knot-free) and stability being a kiln dried product

All painted white, the timber work on the exterior is a stunning focal point that stands out against the 3 storey brick building and an excellent area for the elderly residents to pass their time away in the sunshine.