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Amberwood Care


Our Care Offering

At Amberwood we put a lot of time and thought into providing a warm and welcoming community. We like to go out of our way to make you feel comfortable and secure.


With well-maintained gardens and light airy rooms, Amberwood is a place where you can be yourself. Residents know they can socialise with others if they want to, but at the same time their individual privacy is respected. Our staff are approachable, friendly, caring and community-minded, and there’s lots of lively entertainment for those who are in the mood.


The on-site kitchen at Amberwood provides delicious, healthy meals and snacks, and we can cater to individual preferences and needs.


Our large multi-cultural team bring many good things to the Amberwood community. As well as contrast and interesting stories, their diversity allows communication in a variety of different languages. The team are all well-trained, plus they’re always bright, cheerful, caring and happy.


Activities Programme

We encourage our residents to continue with activities they already enjoy - we also help them to discover new hobbies. As well as a varied activities programme, we offer the opportunity for specially requested events and outings as well.


Our dedicated recreational therapists keep programmes varied and interesting. We have exercise groups, walking and talking sessions, shopping trips and scenic excursions, craft activities, games, quizzes and live music and entertainment. And books, games and movies are always available.


Residents can join a group, get together with a friend or visitor, or spend some quiet time pursuing their own interests. There are many places available to suit all of these needs.


What’s Near By

Westgate Shopping Centre is close to our facility. Here you’ll find a supermarket, cinemas, tenpin bowling, restaurants, hairdressing salons and clothing stores.


There's a bus stop at the top of our driveway, as well as a main stop at the Westgate Shopping Centre. Massey Public Library is 200m away; this facility also hosts the Stroke Club. A bus is available each week to take residents if they wish. There many churches nearby.



  • Rest Home

  • Hospital

  • Respite

  • Palliative | End of life care

  • A heartfelt thanks to all the staff, we will always remember the loving care dad got from you while at Amberwood - Son of an Amberwood Resident

  • To the team at Amberwood, A huge thank you to you all for your kindness and care you gave our Dad over the past 4 years. Every little thing you did was noted and much appreciated by us all. Thanks for the bottom of our hearts - Family of an Amberwood Resident

  • To the staff at Amberwood, On behalf of my family I would like to say a huge thank you for all you did over 2 and a half years for my Dad. He was very happy there and everyone did a wonderful job of taking care of him. Many thanks and appreciation. - Daughter of an Amberwood Resident

  • "Please pass on our thanks to you and your team who have done a marvellous job in caring and settling dad in. The professionalism and level of care has been excellent." - Daughter of Oceania resident

  • "You are all very special people, I saw the dignity and respect you show all the residents including my mum, I head back overseas in the knowledge she is very well cared for." - Daughter of Oceania resident

  • "I love to be here. The staff are absolutely incredible. I feel so safe and that's the main thing." - Dorothy Girven, Oceania Resident

  • "Rettie, thank you, all of your staff have done more than we could have ever achieved alone. 2 years and 5 months after our mum fell down and broke her hip – she has melted with your persistent loving care and got up from her chair. Mum’s psychogeriatricist said she may never get up. You have proved this wrong." - Family member of Oceania resident

  • "It occurs to me that 'the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.' To me this means the endless patience, encouragement, support and tireless care your staff give my family cannot be understated." - Family member of Oceania resident

  • "The staff I had most contact with were Diane, Lorraine and Mia. They have been just fantastic, but I realise that everyone has contributed to Mum’s overall care. There were mornings when I had to wait for the staff to finish hugging Mum and telling her to have a lovely time when I came to take her out." - Family members of Oceania resident

  • "Just want to let you know how happy and grateful our family is, not only for the superb care you’re providing for our Mum but also for the wonderful respect and kindness everyone shows to residents and family members." - Family of Oceania resident

  • "On more than one occasion, the nurses came in to talk to Alan and say goodbye to him for the day, before they left at the end of their shift. They all loved him and cared for him in a most special way, even though Alan was unable to speak very much due to a stroke." - Niece of Oceania resident

Staff Profile

  • Debbie Kidd

    Debbie Kidd

    Business and Care Manager

    Debbie is a Registered Nurse with a range of clinical experience; including business management in aged care and corporate sectors. Debbie has worked as a Registered Nurse, Village Manager as well as a Clinical Service Manager in a DHB setting. Debbie is very passionate and committed to providing an empowering experience for the health and wellbeing of Amberwood's residents, staff and families/whanau. She has a deep understanding of her values of empathy, and respect, together with a good sense of humour. She enjoys being with family and friends, loves living in the country and going for long walks.

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  • Rose Clarke

    Clinical Manager

    With over four decades of nursing under her belt, Rose has a depth of experience in a variety of nursing disciplines. Rose became passionate about Aged Care after seeing how staff worked with her father after he moved in a rest home. She believes leading with a smile makes all the difference and her optimism is infectious. Rose lives with her husband and cat, Claudia, and enjoys getting out on the yacht, catching up with friends, and reading.

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  • John Barker

    John Barker


    Originally from Ireland John trained and worked as a chef in London before moving to New Zealand. Working as a chef for Oceania fulfills two of his passions, cooking and working with people. He really enjoys interacting with residents and their families to help meet their needs from a food perspective. At home he enjoys vegetable and herb growing as well as watching sports.

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Features and Services

  • Vans / minibus

  • En Suites

  • BBQ Area

  • Physio-therapist

  • Hairdresser

  • Outdoor seating

  • GP/Nurse Practitioner Visits

  • 24/7 nurse onsite

  • Podiatrist

  • Pharmac Approved

  • Emergency call buttons

  • Hot Drink Facilities for Families

  • I Love Music

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