Otumarama Care


Our Care Offering

With its meandering tree-lined driveway and expansive gardens, it’s easy to see why Charles Rayner chose this location to build a home he could retire to in 1892. In a dramatic act of transformation, the original homestead was burned to the ground in the 1980s to make way for a hospital and home for the elderly.


The tree-lined drive and rose-filled gardens retain the charm of an earlier era, but once you step inside Otumarama, you’ll discover a boutique aged care home complete with spacious new Care Suites


Activities Programme

There’s plenty to do for those who are in the mood for recreation. We have a computer workstation, TV lounge and dining room. The activities programme includes crafts, games and quizzes, exercise groups, live music, church services, guest speakers and scenic excursions, just to mention a few. 


Oceania’s award winning I Love Music programme makes it easy for you to enjoy the music you love anytime, anywhere. We help you reconnect with all your favourites, from big band to classical, by providing you with an mp3 player loaded with your own unique music playlist. 



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. Oceania’s won 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 of our residents get a personalised care plan, so from meals to medications, everything that’s important to you is covered. Otumarama provides rest home, hospital and end of life care and has choice from standard rooms to Care Suites, so no matter your needs or budget there are plenty of options.


What’s Near By

Otumarama has a primary school on one side, an intermediate on the other and is opposite a high school. This means many of our residents have grandchildren and great grandchildren close by, making visiting easy. The suburb of Stoke is a very close knit community and friends and families are often within walking distance. There is a small shopping centre within very easy walking distance and a larger one just a little further away. It’s not uncommon for the administrator to take a wheelchair resident shopping and to the local library. Nelson Central is approximately a 7 minute drive away.



  • Rest Home

  • Hospital

  • Respite

  • Palliative | End of life care

  • To everyone at Otumarama, thank you all so very much for the kind and respectful way you always dealt with Mum and I. The staffs informal and very normal way of dealing with the residents and visitors, Bev's wandering through the lounge to have a chat here and there, is great. These things made my visits very comfortable. - Daughter of an Otumarama Resident

  • "Please pass on our thanks to you and your team who have done a marvellous job in caring and settling him 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

  • Sharon Blackbeard

    Sharon Blackbeard

    Facility Manager

    027 323 2526

    Sharon is a Registered Nurse with 21yrs Aged Care experience. She has worked in a number of Management roles in the Nelson/Motueka area and has strong ties with the local Community. She is committed to providing an excellent service to the people of Motueka. Her main areas of interest include Dementia and Palliative care.

    Email: Sharon.blackbeard@

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  • Nicola Tilley

    Clinical Leader

    Nicki has been nursing for many years in a variety specialties - most recently coronary care. She has enjoyed branching out into Aged Care, taking on new challenges, and getting to know the residents who are a lot of fun to work with. In her free time Nicki enjoys relaxing with family.

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  • Thushari Nanayakkara

    Thushari Nanayakkara


    Thushari has been working in Aged Care since 2016 in different capacities including Admin roles, after previously working in an overseas Bank. She is passionate about helping the residents day to day and maintaining their dignity. She plays an integral part in managing accounts and helping residents and families with paperwork. In her own time Thushari enjoys singing and watching movies.

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Features and Services

  • Vans / minibus

  • BBQ Area

  • Physio-therapist

  • Hairdresser

  • Outdoor seating

  • Doctors Visits

  • 24/7 nurse onsite

  • Chaplain

  • Internet

  • Podiatrist

  • Pharmac Approved

  • Emergency call buttons

  • Hot Drink Facilities for Families

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