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Gracelands Care


Our Care Offering

Gracelands has a reputation for its vibrant, family-friendly feel, and is a place where residents and their families can feel at home and rely on staff for care delivered with warmth and kindness. Whether you enjoy socialising or quiet time, how you spend your day is up to you.  Find a friend and join in the day’s events in the main lounge or relax in one of our many cosy nooks.


At Gracelands, we offer a choice of both Standard Rooms and Care Suites, which means no matter your needs or budget, there are plenty of options. 


Care Suites are designed to give you more flexibility, plus that little bit of luxury you deserve. Both Rest Home and Hospital care can be provided in your Care Suite, which means you can relax knowing you won’t have the upheaval of moving again if your needs increase. 


All Care Suites have a heat pump and full en-suite, as well as a kitchenette with a fridge and a microwave – perfect for making a cuppa when friends and family come to visit.



Hop in the village van for a jaunt, you’ll never know where it will take you next. Hot chips on the on the beach, off to Rush Munroe’s for an ice cream, there’s an exciting destination each week. Or if it’s music you’re into, enjoy your own personalised playlist with our award-winning I Love Music programme. Restaurant nights, live entertainment, visits from Kiwi Kids Kindergarten and theme days, there’s something for everyone no matter what you’re interested in.



Tender Sunday roasts, hot fish and chips and scrummy homemade puddings… there’s a reason why the dining room is full before dinner! All of the above are regular features on our menu, which is packed with tasty family favourites you’d make at home. You’ll be sure to be up for second helpings!

Award-Winning Care

Great care is what we do and we’ve got the accolades to prove it. Gracelands won the People’s Choice award from Aged Advisor, and Oceania took home the supreme award from the New Zealand Aged Care Association 3 years in a row, so you can be sure you’re in good hands. When it comes to your care, you know what you like and don’t like - and we want to know too. Because everyone is different all our residents get a personalised care plan. From meals to medications, everything that’s important to you is covered.


What's Nearby 

Gracelands is ideally located a 3-minute drive from the Expressway, making it easy for friends and family to pop by or get you out and about. 


To view available Care Suite listings for Gracelands, Click here 



  • Rest Home

  • Hospital

  • Care Suites

  • Retirement Village VIEW
  • "I received a very warm welcome on arrival. The gifts on my bench brought tears to my eyes, just when I was feeling so emotional, that turned to joy. I feel so blessed that I chose to come to Gracelands." - Katie Portas, Gracelands resident

  • "The staff and Viv (diversional therapist) have been wonderful to me. They have made me comfortable and made the transition into rest home care easier. The meals are very good although a bit on the large side at times. The staff are friendly and greet my son well. My family and I loved the memory lane journey that Viv did for me. Jenny (night nurse) has also been very kind to me" - Gracelands Resident

  • My wife had the most professional help from the management, nurses and caregivers. She was treated with the utmost kindness at all times and the devotion of the staff was of the highest standard. My family and I are so grateful her needs were catered for in such a friendly environment. - Husband of Gracelands Resident

  • 'My wife was very happy and very grateful for all the help and assistance she received. It was a burden taken off our shoulders to know she had the greatest care 24/7' - Husband of Gracelands Resident

  • Thank you for my lovely washing and ironing - so reliable. The next day! Beautiful! The staff in the laundry are so obliging! - Gracelands Resident

  • 'A huge thanks to everyone at Gracelands for taking such good care of my dear Dad' - Daughter of Gracelands Resident

  • To the staff at Gracelands, We are so very appreciative of the excellent care given to mum in the short time she was with you. We were impressed from our initial viewing with Phil who took time with us. The respect and dignity all staff gave Mum and the thoughtfulness and consideration shown to us while we sat with her could not be faulted. To all the nurses, carers, cleaners and cooks – you are all wonderful. Thank you - Son of a Gracelands Resident

Staff Profile

  • Phil Harman

    Business & Care Manager

    027 6212337

    Phil has 15 years operational and business management experience within the Public Sector.

  • Anne Fairhurst

    Anne Fairhurst

    Enrolled Nurse

    Anne trained at Waipukurau Hospital and then worked in operating theatres and as a district nurse before joining us at Oceania. Anne has been with us for 16 years and enjoys working with the elderly to deliver good care.

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  • Andy Glover

    Andy Glover

    Chef and Hawkes Bay Area Catering Manager

    Andy has a wealth of over 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry working in a variety of roles. Most notably, he worked as the senior sous chef under celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver & Ben O’donoghue. Andy enjoys working with Gracelands because of the work-life balance which lets him spend more time with family, and hunting & fishing.

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  • Viv Harrison

    Viv Harrison

    Diversional Therapist

    Viv has 19 years experience in aged care and has been a qualified registered Diversional Therapist since 2007. Viv is passionate about her role and strives to provide a stimulating programme that incorporates the social, cognitive, spiritual, physical and emotional needs of our residents.

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  • Emma Fairweather Compton

    Emma Fairweather Compton

    Rest Home Charge Nurse

    Emma has worked in aged care for nine years and joined Gracelands in 2015. Emma enjoys the challenges provided in this line of work, and is happy to provide answers for any resident clinical care queries.

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  • Beverley Shepherd

    Beverley Shepherd


    Beverly has been Administrator at Gracelands since 2007 and has an extensive background in Local Authority and Trade organisation administration. She can assist you with any Admission Agreement and Account queries you may have.

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  • Margaret Lightfoot


    Margaret has been Receptionist at Gracelands since 2007 and previously worked at an Eldercare site as the Administrator, so she has a sound background in aged care administration matters.

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  • Jane Pierce

    Jane Pierce


    Jane’s employment history has been mainly in the health field. She works part-time at Gracelands and enjoys using her expertise to improve the quality of life of our residents.

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Features and Services

  • Vans / minibus

  • En Suites

  • Hairdresser

  • Internet

  • Podiatrist

  • Emergency call buttons

  • Pharmac Approved

  • I Love Music

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