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Rest home chef carves a reputation for fine dining

Chef Adriano Lopez of Wharerangi has come out on top of Aged Care Giants at the New Zealand Aged Care Awards, winning the Bidfood Excellence in Food Award.

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A la carte meals in a Taupo rest home

Wharerangi Chef Adriano has come out of this year's Senior Lifestyle Cuisine Competition with Bronze, as well as the determination and drive to come out on the very top next year.

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4 year certification like achieving 3 Michelin stars

St Johns Wood and Wharerangi Rest Homes have been recognised for their excellent standard of care by achieving a 4 year certification from the Ministry of Health

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It's the visits that count

The regular visits between St Johns Wood Rest Home and Laughton Street Kindergarten have fostered strong connections between the residents and children

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Giving the gift of Christmas

Wharerangi residents have been busy preparing Christmas gifts for children who might otherwise go without. We hope the children will enjoy the gifts as much as the residents enjoyed putting them together!

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Busy Times for Santa's Elves

Age is irrelevant when you've got talent! After showcasing their skills at the St Johns Wood annual gala, our residents are busier than ever filling orders for wooden toys for Christmas.

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Gala sells rest home items

The residents of St Johns Woods have been busy in the workshop and with the knitting needles making handcrafted treasures to sell at their Christmas Gala in aid of Hospice.

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Out in the daily grind again

Wharerangi residents have been busy helping students from Taupo Primary School plant trees as part of the Wairakei Estate's Propagation Project.

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Grandfriends brings smiles

While the rest of us rush from one thing to the next, children and the elderly share a different rhythm. The simple acts of reading, playing games or just spending time together benefits both old and young.

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