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An Artistic Endeavour - Arts Canterbury

An Artistic Endeavour - Arts Canterbury

Russley Events

7 May, 2022

Art has long had a strong hold in our hearts; loved and appreciated in equal measures by aficionados and amateurs alike....

Meet the Artists of Arts Canterbury - Nikki Parker

Meet the Artists of Arts Canterbury - Nikki Parker

Russley Events

6 May, 2022

Local artist Nikki Parker, the talented illustrator behind Absconditus Creations, has been creating art since she could hold a pencil. “I’ve been focusing on illustration, in ink and watercolour or acrylics,” she explains....

Meet The Artist of Arts Canterbury - Jackie Hancock

Meet The Artist of Arts Canterbury - Jackie Hancock

Russley Events

3 May, 2022

For Pegasus-based fused glass artist Jackie Hancock, art is her happy place (along with the beach/water and a good book!). From admiring the stained-glass windows of churches at a very early age, she went on to study "Music and Art For Community" for her first degree, specialising in stained glass....

Meet the Artists of Arts Canterbury - Dave Shepherd

Meet the Artists of Arts Canterbury - Dave Shepherd

Russley Events

2 May, 2022

As a Christchurch-based photographer, Dave Shepherd considers himself spoilt for choice, with beautiful vistas and stunning backdrops right here on our Cantabrian doorstep and it’s where he draws much of his inspiration from....

The 5 Main Types of Retirement Homes

The 5 Main Types of Retirement Homes

General Interest

16 November, 2021

It can be difficult to figure out which one fits your needs the best. This article will discuss the five main different types of retirement homes available to help your job of figuring out what suits you best just a little bit easier....

What you need to know about retirement living

What you need to know about retirement living

General Interest

9 April, 2021

Moving into a retirement village can enrich your life in a variety of ways. But how do you know when it’s the right time to make that transition?...

The 'suite' life

The 'suite' life

Russley Village

13 November, 2020

The constant drive to deliver the very best facilities around has delivered in spades for the Roydvale Avenue retirement village, which celebrated the opening of its final stage, the Ashley Suites care facility in November last year....

Discover the world from home

Discover the world from home

General Interest

13 November, 2020

Overseas travel might be off the cards for now but there’s nothing stopping us travelling from the comfort of our own homes. All you need is an internet connection and you’re away!...

Grandparent's role is society valued

Grandparent's role is society valued

General Interest

13 November, 2020

Grandparent: family historian, nurturer, mentor, role model, playmate, wizard, and hero. There is no doubt that grandparents play a significant role in the lives of many New Zealand families, providing support across a wide range of areas....

Super powered snaps

Super powered snaps

General Interest

13 November, 2020

It seems that since mobile phones first burst onto the technological scene in the 1980s there’s been no limits to their capabilities. Now even the cameras on our phones are capable of doing cooler things than ever before. We check out the top tasks your phone camera can do that doesn’t include snapping selfies....

Sunny side up

Sunny side up

General Interest

13 November, 2020

It’s long been said that we need to look at the bright side of life, but it turns out this is so much more than a cute little cliché – there’s some serious science behind it! Evidence shows that positive people are less stressed, healthier and can even live longer, so we’ve pulled together our top tips to let the light of positivity shine through....

Setting new standards

Setting new standards

Russley Village

13 November, 2020

Featuring an architectural mix of traditional villas, terraced houses, sophisticated apartments and the brand-new Ashley Care Suites, anchored by an award-winning $10 million ‘clubhouse’, the village really is a village in every sense of the expression....

Nurturing memory, clarity and cognition

Nurturing memory, clarity and cognition

General Interest

13 November, 2020

Your brain isn’t ever something you were told you needed to take care of however, emerging evidence shows the importance of certain dietary patterns, nutrients and lifestyle factors in slowing or preventing cognitive decline and neurological disorders. Whether your goal is to stay as sharp as a tack or simply nurture a quick-witted and stronger memory, there are so many things we can be doing to boost our brain health....

Comfort, care and compassion await

Comfort, care and compassion await

Russley Village

31 August, 2020

Among the eight acres of award-winning grounds and gardens, an architectural style mix of traditional villas, terraced houses, sophisticated apartments and the brand new Ashley Care Suites make up The Russley Village....

Finding joy at home

Finding joy at home

General Interest

31 August, 2020

The sage advice of Japanese organising consultant Marie Kondo has resonated far and wide....

Staying connected

Staying connected

General Interest

Did you know that half of older New Zealanders experience some degree of loneliness? The recent COVID-19 lockdown has created a greater awareness of social isolation and loneliness and its harmful physical and mental impacts....

An interview with Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

An interview with Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

General Interest

27 May, 2020

You are the youngest Prime Minister in New Zealand's history and one of the youngest in world history. You're also a mum of a little one. How do you manage it all?...

Arts Caterbury - Introducing: Quilliam Collister

Arts Caterbury - Introducing: Quilliam Collister

Russley Village

27 May, 2020

When Quilliam Collister takes pen or paintbrush to easel, magic happens. The Arts Canterbury event at The Russley Village, 21-23 February, will give art-lovers the chance to own and covet some of this distinctive magic....

Arts Canterbury - Introducing: Mike Glover

Arts Canterbury - Introducing: Mike Glover

Russley Village

27 May, 2020

A born and bred Cantabrian, artist Mike Glover has been drawing and painting his whole life....

Arts Canterbury - Introducing: Carol Moffatt

Arts Canterbury - Introducing: Carol Moffatt

Russley Village

27 May, 2020

Art aficionados will revel in the opportunity to own one of Carol Moffatt’s esteemed oil paintings at this year’s Arts Canterbury Event at The Russley Village, 21-23 February....

Art to inspire at The Russley

Art to inspire at The Russley

Russley Village

1 September, 2020

Intro Always buzzing with a dynamic energy, The Russley Village is looking forward to welcoming another Arts Canterbury exhibition from 21-23 February, 2020....

How to reduce your carbon footprint

How to reduce your carbon footprint

General Interest

Always buzzing with a dynamic energy, The Russley Village is looking forward to welcoming another Arts Canterbury exhibition from 21-23 February, 2020....

The Ashley Suites at The Russley - Boutique Aged Care

The Ashley Suites at The Russley - Boutique Aged Care

Russley Village

Set amongst award-winning gardens, the Ashley Suites at The Russley provide boutique rest home and hospital level care for both village residents and the surrounding suburbs....

The All Blacks Phenomenon

The All Blacks Phenomenon

General Interest

The 2019 Japan Rugby World Cup has been and gone without a trophy in the All Blacks cabinet to show for it, but our national team continues to be a beacon, not just nationally but globally as well....

Powering Education

Powering Education

Russley Village

Cambodia is a treasured jewel in South East Asia’s crown. Like any of its counterparts, this developing country’s social infrastructure is fledgling....

Lonely?

Lonely?

General Interest

Have you ever been surrounded by lots of people, yet felt like you were entirely alone? Well, you're not the only one according to researchers at Auckland University of Technology. It suggests that even the most sociable amongst us often feel alone....

For our children

For our children

Russley Village

We are accustomed to our children personifying vibrance; a radiant vision of endless energy. So when our children are not well, it tests everything we know to be true and rocks us to our core....

Taking care of the future - Enduring Power of Attorney

Taking care of the future - Enduring Power of Attorney

General Interest

If you lose the ability to organise your own affairs, it’s essential to have somebody available to do it on your behalf. The hitch is that it must be written in a legal document called an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA), and that this must take place before you need it....

Documenting humans & history - Book Review

Documenting humans & history - Book Review

General Interest

Invaluable wisdom, charismatic charm, a profound appreciation of the past and present, and a fundamental appreciation of the fact that tomorrow is never promised - it all comes with the beautiful thing we call ‘age’. Celebrated author and photographer Renée Hollis knows better than anyone what our mature generations contribute to our lives by way of knowledge and emotional intelligence....

The Ashley Suites and Serviced Apartments: luxury personified

The Ashley Suites and Serviced Apartments: luxury personified

Russley Village

Quality of life is as much about where we live as it is about how we feel. In fact, a positive and encouraging living environment plays a significant role in enhancing our social, physical, and emotional wellbeing...

Honey for Health

Honey for Health

General Interest

Humans have used honey for thousands of years. Rock art dating back to 8000 BC depicts honey harvesting, and the Egyptians, Chinese, and Romans used it to heal wounds, and to treat fevers and stomach ailments....

One on One with the Honourable Tracey Martin

One on One with the Honourable Tracey Martin

General Interest

The Honourable Tracey Martin has been the Minister of Seniors since October 2017. A great believer in giving back to the community, she talks to us about her role and her vision....

Exhibition buzzes with creativity

Exhibition buzzes with creativity

Russley Events

The constant aroma of delicious coffee on the busiest ever day at Abode Cafe was a tell-tale sign that a very successful event was taking place at The Russley Village last weekend....

Artist Profile - Carol Moffatt

Artist Profile - Carol Moffatt

Russley Village

At almost 80 years old, there is no stopping Carol Moffatt who is exhibiting at the Arts Canterbury event this weekend at Russley Village....

Artist Profile - Estelle Jarvis

Artist Profile - Estelle Jarvis

Russley Village

Fabric has enormous potential in the right hands; Estelle Jarvis makes magic with it. Fortunately for art-lovers and attendees at the Arts Canterbury exhibition being held Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March, from 10am-3pm, at the Russley Village, they can invest in one or more of her amazing artworks....

Artist Profile - Ruth Reid

Artist Profile - Ruth Reid

Russley Events

When Ruth Reid stands before her easel, she creates a unique outcome every time but her aspiration is consistent - to pay homage to Mother Nature through her stunning landscapes....

A Creative Partnership

A Creative Partnership

Russley Events

A special partnership has given rise to a special event. On Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March, from 10am-3pm, The Russley Village will play ever-generous host to an Arts Canterbury exhibition showcasing the outstanding creativity of 40 local artists....

Blooming with Pride at The Russley

Blooming with Pride at The Russley

Russley Village

When the Christchurch Beautifying Association bloomed in 1897, it set the scene for Christchurch to live up to its treasured namesake - the ‘Garden City’....

Supportive retirement living

Supportive retirement living

Russley Village

The range of accommodation options at The Russley Village is extensive, from villas and terraced houses through to serviced apartments....

Bay of Plenty eco retirement village hits ground running

Bay of Plenty eco retirement village hits ground running

Corporate News

The new eco-retirement village on Grenada Street, Papamoa, is set to inject over $250 million into the Bay of Plenty region’s booming economy and provide 350 new homes to the area – with a dozen villas snapped up in the first week on the market....

Protect yourself from scams – don’t be a victim!

Protect yourself from scams – don’t be a victim!

General Interest

The internet is a fantastic tool, but it also brings with it risks and danger. Last year, New Zealanders reported losing more than $10 million to online scams and fraud, as well as phone scams....

A life less ordinary

A life less ordinary

General Interest

Annabel Langbein is a beloved daughter of the nation; her locally focused, user friendly recipes and loyalty to the food landscape in New Zealand make it impossible not to cherish and celebrate all she offers. It also helps that she is very down to earth....

2018 NZ Commercial Property Awards Recognise Russley Village Excellence

2018 NZ Commercial Property Awards Recognise Russley Village Excellence

Russley Village

Christchurch’s premium retirement village, The Russley Village, has scooped two prestigious awards for its new state-of-the-art, multi-purpose ‘Homestead’ building at the recent New Zealand Commercial Project Awards....

Making a stylish splash

Making a stylish splash

Russley Village

The Russley Homestead grand opening on Friday 9 December 2016 marked a considerable milestone in an impressive development journey....

Blooming Beautiful

Blooming Beautiful

Russley Village

A meander through the Russley Village grounds is enough time to very quickly establish that this is a special place, and its gardens are something to cherish and celebrate....

Relax with D.I.Y. Massage

Relax with D.I.Y. Massage

General Interest

Life is fast-paced and to maintain balance it is important to reduce stress by incorporating a healthy mix of leisure activities and relaxation techniques to relax and unwind. One of the best ways to achieve relaxation is through massage, locating areas of tension and then applying pressure to work out waste....

Keeping Connected

Keeping Connected

General Interest

Today's technology and online tools provide a variety of ways to keep in close contact with extended family and young grandchildren. It's relatively easy to remain close and receive a virtual dose of kisses, hugs and updates, no matter how far apart you may be....

Butchers are back

Butchers are back

General Interest

It doesn't seem like so long ago that we all supported small local businesses. Now while most of us have nothing against supermarkets, they are rather convenient after all, some of us do miss the relationships that were built up over the years, popping into small independently owned stores, back in the day....

McLean's Mansion

McLean's Mansion

General Interest

Made of Kauri, Christchurch’s iconic McLean’s Mansion is one of the world’s largest wooden houses and was the biggest residential building of its kind in New Zealand at the time it was built between April 1899 and September 1900....

Retirement Village Guide Part 1: Before You Decide

Retirement Village Guide Part 1: Before You Decide

General Interest

16 February, 2022

Choosing which retirement village fits you and your needs the best can be the trickiest part of the process, as there is a lot to consider. From lifestyle options, type of village, and even costs and fees, there are many factors to take into account before you make a decision. If you need help with this, keep reading for part 1 of our Retirement Village Guide....

Charting the Course - A Life Well Lived

Charting the Course - A Life Well Lived

Russley Village

7 December, 2021

Whether a romance or an action adventure, Bruce Thomas Carr's life could have been a movie. In the Summer 2021/22 issue of the Chronicle, we spoke to him about a life well lived....

Inside the next generation of resort-style luxury retirement villages

Inside the next generation of resort-style luxury retirement villages

Corporate News

16 November, 2021

Many people aren't ready for a village when they first retire, and people are living longer. Brown said the country sorely needs to start investing in other models....

How to Choose Your Retirement Village in Christchurch

How to Choose Your Retirement Village in Christchurch

General Interest

8 September, 2021

If you are seeking a retirement village in Christchurch, check out this article so you don't miss any checkboxes. Start planning for the big move in life today!...

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