Woodlands Care


Our Care Offering

Family-friendly is how we’re often described by our residents - and we certainly live up to that reputation! From the staff who greet you in the hallways, to the fresh and inviting living spaces, at Woodlands you’ll feel right at home. Our main lounge is a vibrant hub of activity. Follow the music and laughter to find a friend to chat to, or to join in the day’s events. Or if it’s peace and quiet you crave, explore the bountiful gardens, or relax in a comfy chair in one of our many cosy nooks.


We don’t have visiting hours at Woodlands because we know it’s important you stay connected to your community. It’s home, so friends and family can join you anytime for a cuppa and catch up. We’re just around the corner from the town centre and Coastal Highway, so it’s a breeze for visitors to pop in, or get you out and about to local shops and cafes.


Activities Programme

Hop in the van for a jaunt, you’ll never know where it will take you next. Sights-seeing around the valleys, or hot chips and ice cream at Kaiteriteri beach, there’s exciting new destinations each week. Or if it’s music you’re in to, enjoy your own personalised playlist with I Love Music. Furry friends, amazing art, a sensory room 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. 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. Woodlands 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. Some of our Care Suites can also accomodate a couple.


What's Near By

Woodlands is bordered by Thorps bush, a stunning spot for a stroll or watching native birdlife. Close to town, it’s easy to get to the local supermarket, shops and cafes. Some of Tasman’s gorgeous beaches are only a few minutes’ drive away, and are a great place to enjoy the view.


To view available Care Suite listings for Woodlands click here



  • Rest Home

  • Hospital

  • Respite

  • Palliative | End of life care

  • Care Suites

  • Retirement Village VIEW
  • "It makes me feel at ease, that Robert is in a safe place and will be well looked after and cared for." - Robin Skinner, wife of Robert Skinner

  • "The staff are all very caring and wonderful. I really enjoy the activities - especially the chess, walking group and 'sit and be fit' classes." - Robert Skinner

  • "I'm so pleased I gave 'I Love Music' a go with John. He becomes quite immersed in the music, it takes his mind off things and keeps him busy. It's been a godsend." - Beverley, wife of Woodlands resident, John.

  • "The staff went out of their way to make mum feel welcome when she first arrived at Woodlands Care" - Raewyn, Daughter of Woodlands 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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "I love the helpful and friendly staff and neighbours in the village. It has a very safe and secure feeling too which is great peace of mind along with no maintenance issues to worry about. I am very contented and cosy in this caring environment." - Mrs Vonda Evans, 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

  • "Woodlands is a great place to live. I am still reasonably active and mainly do my own thing. The grounds look great- not only maintained but groomed. I like it here." - Ms Erica Smith, Oceania resident

  • "A place of great caring, the staff really care. They know each person by their names and are very kind. The meals are great even though I need a special diet. The grounds and gardens are a delight with a background of Thorps bush with native bird song. The staff are helpful, friendly and caring. There is no other place that I would rather be." - Anne, Oceania rest home 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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "A big thank you to all of the staff in the Dementia Unit for always playing music. Once again, the residents were singing and enjoying themselves today, as 'Old Time Dance Party' was playing. The sing-a-long was so joyful and nice to be around." - Family of Dementia Unit resident

Staff Profile

  • Leila Puata -Coppins

    Leila Puata -Coppins

    Business and Care Manager

    Born in Motueka, Leila is a Registered Nurse with a wealth of experience. She worked at what was the Motueka Community Hospital for over 15 years, and after that, several years at another Aged Care facility. She enjoys the challenges of working with the elderly and getting to know not just the residents, but their families too. Leila particularly enjoys palliative care and helping make this process as easy and peaceful as possible. Leila has 2 children who are at school and University. She has a small farm with sheep, chickens, horses, and pigs. When not at work Leila enjoys walks, hikes and biking as well as tending to her animals.

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  • Sobin Varghese

    Sobin Varghese

    Clinical Manager

    Sobin is a Registered Nurse originally from India. He worked in an acute hospital for 3 years before moving to Nelson in 2014 and joining the Oceania team firstly at Green Gables before moving to Woodlands.
    Sobin finds his role challenging but hugely rewarding. The feels there can be a lot of miracles in aged care - whether it’s a stroke patient learning to talk again, or someone with dementia remembering a loved one who has come to visit, or seeing things that people thought were impossible. Outside of work Sobin likes to play cricket, badminton and likes walking, especially on weekends.

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  • Sue Beetham

    Sue Beetham


    (03) 528 8330

    Sue joined our team in 2013 after previously working on the accounts team for an engineering firm. Her role at Woodlands is definitely more dynamic - there is never a dull moment! Sue enjoys making a difference in the residents lives, helping to make them feel happy and at home. Outside of work she loves meeting up with friends for coffee or a meal. She is an animal lover and has 3 cats.

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Features and Services

  • Vans / minibus

  • 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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