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Pakeke Centre
Home Help and Personal Care/Assistance
69 Porangahau Road
Postal Address
PO Box 276
Hawke's Bay
(06) 858 7682
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Janette Birdsall - 06 8587682
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Service Description
Service Description

No two days are the same at Pakeke Centre and over the period of the month you will have the opportunity to be involved in and enjoy a range of activities.This includes Brain Train with stimulating quick quizzes and physical movement(no sitting for any length of time)

Activities range from indoor games such as bowls and word games through to visits from other groups such as the ‘Paul Hunter Centre’ for competitive events and outings. We also meet regularly with support groups in the region such as Age Concern, Stroke Group, Arthritis Society etc and have very interesting speakers from tales from travellers to heads of Organisations. A generous morning, afternoon tea and lunch are served each day.-No dishes for anyone (thats got to be good.

Our monthly outings are varied and we visit all local places of interest. One day it might be going to Dannevirke with a picnic lunch to enjoy eating at the park with a stop off at the Warehouse for a shopping trip or it might be a visit to the Norsewood environs with lunch at the local hotel.

The Centre is open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.30am – 4.30pm.


You may contact us yourself or you may be referred eg by your doctor a health professional or other community agency. If you have been assessed as being eligible for funded day care then you will be advised of this.

Once the initial contact has been made we will arrange a time to come out to see you and tell you all about the Centre and give you the opportunity to ask questions. We will arrange the transport for you however you may like to come in with someone else in your own transport for the first few visits.


‘It’s better than being at home.”
“Thanks for a great day.”
“It’s the contact I like.
"What a fun day"


Pakeke Centre is one of four other Day Clubs operated by the Waiapu Anglican Social Services Trust.


Please contact us for further information about our service. We welcome your call and your first visit is FREE.
Bring a friend...the cammeraderie is amazing
Updated: 2 Feb 2010
Suburbs/Districts/Towns Serviced
Suburbs/Districts/Towns Serviced
We will pick up from the wider Waipukurau district including Waipawa, Otane, Takapau etc. We generally co-ordinate the programme so that we pick up in the same general area on set days.
Updated: 4 Oct 2011
Domestic Assistance
Domestic Assistance
TypeSelf FundedSubsidisedAfter Hours
Meals (Fresh or Hot) Yes Yes No Morning and afternoon tea and a two course midday meal is supplied at the Centre. Subsidy applies to clients referred through Doctor's recommendation or Health Board Assessment.
Shopping Assistance Yes Yes No Shopping trips to Hastings and Dannevirke included in bi-monthly outings.
Transport Assistance Yes Yes No Transport to and from the Centre is provided.
Updated: 4 Oct 2011
CompanionshipSelf FundedSubsidisedAfter Hours
Day Programme (Non Dementia) Yes Yes No
Lunch Yes Yes No
Club/Drop in Centre Yes Yes No Pakeke Centre is a Day Club not a Drop in Centre. You are however welcome to call in and visit us and see Pakake Centre in operation. We will then arrange a time to come out and visit you in your own home so that we can set up the service for you.
Activities/Exercise Programme Yes Yes No
Other Social Support Yes Yes No Please feel free to talk to the manager about your needs. If we can not help we will refer you to an appropriate service.
Updated: 12 Aug 2009
Support & Advocacy
Support & Advocacy
Support & AdvocacyStatusDetails
Support and Advocacy Yes We support the caregiver by providing respite time for them whilst their loved one is in a safe, caring and entertaining enviroment.
Updated: 4 Oct 2011
Subsidy Details
Subsidy Details
Pakeke Centre has a contract with the Hawkes Bay District Health Board to provide Day Care. This means that for those who have been assessed as requiring day care the service is free. For those who are privately paying the cost per day is $15. The cost covers transport to and from the Centre, activities, outings once a month, morning and afternoon tea and lunch.

While there is a small cost for those who pay privately this contribution is supplemented by the funding we receive from our various funding bodies.

We wish to thank our funders for the support given to Pakeke Centre.
Updated: 4 Oct 2011
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 12 Aug 2009
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Updated: 12 Aug 2009