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Wharerangi Rest Home and Village
Rest Home
25 Kaimanawa Street
Taupō 3330
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John McNaughton - (07) 378 4165
Oceania Healthcare
Clinical Manager
Kaye Isaacs - (07) 378 4165
Anna Johnson - (07) 378 4165
Village Co-ordinator
Anna Lopez - (021) 532 818
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Located in a peaceful position close to beautiful Lake Taupo but away from the main thoroughfare, Wharerangi offers a range of options for aged care living, with a choice of standard and premium care rooms.

Your room is your own private space, so you can decorate it with your favourite pictures and ornaments. Standard rooms are large enough for a single bed, a chair and a wardrobe or chest of drawers. The cost of a standard room is included in the Care Services Fee set by the DHB. Premium rooms have additional features such as more space, an ensuite bathroom or outdoor access, but you’ll need to pay an extra amount per day to cover the cost of these premium features.

Wharerangi has a warm, welcoming and family-friendly environment and is known in the community for providing a high level of personalised care. With vibrant hubs for socialising, or quiet spaces to relax, residents can pick and choose how to spend their day.

The town centre is just a five-minute walk away so you can enjoy having everything you need at your doorstep, including shops, post office, supermarkets, banks, movie theatre, local library and a great variety of cafes and restaurants. The local Cosmopolitan Club is also nearby and is popular with a number of our residents.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 10 May 2023
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 19
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $11.00/day up to $25.00/day as at 08 Feb 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 1 Mar 2024
Tena koutou katoa. On Behalf of Betty's children we would to thank the team from Wharerangi. They loved our Mother and took beautiful care. Her body gave up when our Father passed, but her spirit soared and her mind remained clear until the final days.
Na te Aroha
Updated: 11 May 2023
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have a registered nurse on site 24 hours per day/7 days per week
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes We have a visiting Physiotherapist.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable We have a Social Worker in the Taupo Public Hosptial, available if needed.
Diversional Therapist 40 Yes
Activities Co-ordinator 10 Yes
Hairdresser 4 Negotiable
Podiatrist Yes The podiatrist visits Wharerangi regularly in consultation with the Clinical team
Dietitian Yes Oceania has a specialist Dietitian
Accredited Visitors Yes Age Concern visitors to residents who request this
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have our own chaplain Shirley Jones at Wharerangi who does devotional services during the week and a Sunday Church service at 9.45. Shirley also visits residents on a regular basis.
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 10 May 2023
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 10 May 2023
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Other Short Stay Programme Yes
High Care Needs Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 10 May 2023
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are encouraged to bring their own furniture, pictures and ornaments to make it homely
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes 6 ensuite rooms
Pets In Residence Yes We have 1 bird who sings along and fish tanks
Phone Access In Own Room Yes To be arranged through the residents own provider
Wifi Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We can provide respite care for under 65's with disabilities, depending on their individual needs.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Day programme is available subject to visiting requirements at the time.
Outings Yes
Whānau Room Yes
Residents Committee Yes 2 monthly residents meetings
Family Committee No Regular family/whanau meetings
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 10 May 2023
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Electric beds, Entertainers, Exercises, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Minigolf, Movies, Music, Pastoral care, Quizzes, Reading, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV
Updated: 10 May 2023
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Resthome fees $182.69 per day, after assessment residents may be entitled to subsidies from the government. Premium Accommodation Charges apply in some cases - $11-$21 per day
Staffing qualifications and details All of our staff have annual training.
Details about meals All meals are carefully planned, all residents needs are taken special care of. We have different menus for each day/week.
Internet access We have wi-fi available on request.
Associated Complexes We have a hospital and secure dementia unit on site as well as a village. We are a part of the Oceania Group of care facilities.
Updated: 10 May 2023
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Indonesian Yes
Interpreter Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Thai Yes
Tokelauan Yes
Other Information Yes there are interpreters in the area who will assist us if needed, most launguages are covered.
Updated: 10 May 2023
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Non denominational Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes All religions are welcome here, we understand the importance of religion, and can assure residents they will not be discriminated against.
Updated: 10 May 2023
Ethnic Diets
Ethnic Diets
Ethnic Diet Status Details
Other Yes All dietary requirements are taken into account.
Vegan Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Updated: 10 May 2023
Location Distance Details
Public Transport Taxi service, we are very close to town, 2 blocks takes you into town.
Shops Dairy 5 minutes walk from the resthome and the main shopping centre is 2 blocks away.
Mall No malls in Taupo
Parks There are alot of parks around our area.
Library There is a library service with the local library, we also have our own little library at Wharerangi with books changed monthly.
Updated: 10 May 2023
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Police checked Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes 19/06/2023
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 10 May 2023

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