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Good food is so important for well-being, and at Wharekaka we have been able to make nourishing meals even better with the aid of our new bain-marie. 

Thanks to the Wharekaka Auxiliary, the bain-marie has been installed in the dining room to ensure that our meals are served hot and tasty. Serving from the dining room also allows individual portions to be tailored to how much our residents would like to eat.

It is just one example of our Wharekaka philosophy of personalised resident-centred care. This is what makes us different from the larger, more institutionalised aged care residential homes. It is our motto of ‘caring country living’ in practice.

Another particular friend that we want to acknowledge publicly is Ray Sparks, a long-time Martinborough resident who has given us a wonderful clock. This gorgeous clock now sits in the Didsbury Lounge and is bringing much pleasure as well as the correct time to our residents.

We would also like to publicly thank Foley Wines and Te Kairanga Vineyard for their generous donation of the last two years of Farmers’ Market stallholder fees to Wharekaka. We are very grateful for their assistance and for being their community charity of choice. 

Foley Wines CEO, Mark Turnbull, said, “We’re pleased to support Wharekaka Rest Home in their fundraising efforts. The Summer Farmers’ Markets at Te Kairanga are a wonderful occasion for many local producers and members of the community to come together. We are grateful for the ongoing support from both stallholders and visitors for these important community projects.”  

We cannot thank our generous community enough for their contributions to making our residents’ lives special.

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Martinborough Junior Hockey – 2019 Results and Prizegiving

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