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Wharerangi Care


Our Care Offering

Wharerangi is close to the shores of beautiful Lake Taupo. You can walk down in just a few minutes to enjoy the view, feed the ducks or experience the many local events held in Taupo.


Wharerangi is also the closest facility to Taupo’s town centre – a five-minute walk on flat footpaths gets you to the shops.


We promote a friendly, positive atmosphere and encourage the involvement of family members, which helps to keep our residents happy and connected. Our friendly onsite Activities Coordinator makes sure there’s always something interesting to do.


Our staff are multicultural and many of them have been with us for 10 to 20 years. You can trust them to provide the best personal care possible.


Winners of the Bidfood Excellence in Food Award in 2018, our chef led team are dedicated to producing food with an innovative flair so it both looks and tastes great. We have seasonal menus packed with family favourties as well as options for those with special dietary requirements.


Activities Programme

There always something going on at Wharerangi. Highlights include theme days (such as Mothers/Fathers Day, ANZAC, Midwinter Christmas, cultural days) and entertainment groups. There are even fashion shows in conjunction with our sister facility.


We also have bingo, mini golf, bowls, movies and daily exercises. Residents are encouraged to participate and get involved with new ideas for activities.


What’s Near By

  • Taupo town centre with post office, banks, movie theatre, local library, cafés and restaurants
  • Doctor’s surgery and chemist
  • Supermarket
  • Taupo Cosmopolitan Club and R.S.A.
  • Churches
  • Kaimanawa and Northcroft Reserves





  • Rest Home

  • Hospital

  • Dementia

  • Respite

  • Palliative | End of life care

  • Retirement Village VIEW
  • "Wharerangi is excellent. We are very please with the care [my husband] is getting, they can't do enough and let me know everything that is going on" - Valerie Fraser - Wife of Wharerangi Resident

  • What a fantastic Staff you have - excellent to talk to and willing to help in anyway. The facility is great from inside the building to the outside complex. I would recommend this place to anyone. Well done Anne-Marie and your team. - Wharerangi 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

  • "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

  • "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

  • Anne Marie Wakefield

    Anne Marie Wakefield

    Business and Care Manager

    021 919 527

    Anne-Marie has been with Oceania since 2008 and is committed to the Wharerangi residents, staff and facility. She loves her job - especially making a difference in people's lives, and sharing with the residents. Anne-Marie is born and bred in Taupo and has strong links to the community in Taupo. On her free weekends she enjoys camping and motorsport. She lives with her husband, cat and has a grown up daughter.

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  • Johannes de Loyola

    Johannes de Loyola

    Clinical Leader

    021 220 8324

    A mine of information, Johannes leads an experienced team of registered nurses. She is often on site after hours and takes great pride in her team and their achievements.

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  • Sophia Bathe

    Sophia Bathe


    Sophia comes from a childcare background and in 2010 she felt it was time for a change and she joined the team at Wharerangi. Sophia enjoys the daily interaction with the residents, getting glimpses into their rich histories and also their generation's perspective on life. Sophia has two school age kids and is a Brownie leader. She enjoys reading, bush walks and keeping in touch with her host family in Brazil where she did an exchange in 1994.

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  • Adriano Davantes Lopez

    Adriano Davantes Lopez

    Kitchen Manager

    In Adriano’s 9 years in the food industry, he has catered for the likes of The All Blacks, Rachel Hunter and Jonah Lomu and was 'Pastry Chef of the Year' in 2017. Outside of work, Adriano enjoys fishing and kayaking with his family, cycling and playing basketball.

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  • Anna Juezan

    Activities Coordinator

    Anna is originally from the Philippines where she was working as a Registered Nurse. She started with Oceania in 2009, and is currently furthering her studies working towards a Diversional Therapy Qualification. Anna enjoys caring for the residents and providing activities that give their day meaning and purpose. She loves seeing the residents smile during events that are often the highlight of their day. Most of Anna's free time is spent with her family - she has two boys 3 and 9 months. When they get the chance they love to go fishing and spend time at the lake.

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  • Nursing team

    Our registered nurses provide 24/7 expertise and skilled health care assistance.

  • Health care team

    Many have been with us for between 10 and 20 years. We also have some new talent, which has added to the versatility of our team.

Features and Services

  • Vans / minibus

  • BBQ Area

  • Physio-therapist

  • Hairdresser

  • Outdoor seating

  • GP/Nurse Practitioner Visits

  • 24/7 nurse onsite

  • Chaplain

  • Happy Hour

  • Podiatrist

  • Pharmac Approved

  • Emergency call buttons

  • Hot Drink Facilities for Families

  • I Love Music

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