Our primary goal is to ensure that older people living in the community feel connected to those around them so that they continue to live independently and lead fulfilling lives. This is reflected in the Pakeke Centre Mission Statement:

“We aim to support older people to live independently in the community by offering activities which enhance their quality of life.”

To achieve this, we offer a range of activities and services including:

  • exercises
  • arts and crafts
  • entertainment
  • guest speakers
  • games
  • van outings
  • pick up and drop off van service
  • respite time for family and whānau
  • advocacy

Our staff undertake regular training in elder care, particularly related to health and safety. Three of our staff hold a Level Four Dementia Certificate to support and guide those with varying degrees of dementia.

We provide time out for carers and families, who can rest in the knowledge that they can leave their loved one with us for the day in an enjoyable, safe, and caring environment.

There is a one-off joining fee of $20, and a cost of $18 per day. You may qualify for DHB subsidy through the Ministry of Health.

Our Community

We are located on Porangahau Rd in Waipukurau, beside the old hospital. We are strongly connected to our community and regularly take part in events and group outings. We believe these strong links give our clients an important sense of belonging in our community.

We have built professional working relationships with the Ministry of Health’s Needs Assessment and Service Coordination service. We work closely with our local rest homes, Woburn Rest Home and Mt Herbert House, to support older people in our community.


Our manager and staff are supported by a team of compassionate volunteers who enjoy helping our clients to experience improved quality of life in their senior years.

Our volunteers say that working at Pakeke Centre is an enjoyable and rewarding experience. We provide training and support, so please contact us if you would like to become a volunteer.

We are always on the lookout for:

  • Centre volunteers to assist with program activities, nutrition, and general well-being of our clients
  • Van volunteers to be on a roster system collecting and returning clients to their homes

All our volunteers are Police checked.

Anglican Care Waiapu

We are part of Anglican Care Waiapu (ACW), an organisation delivering a range of social services throughout Bay of Plenty, Eastland, and Hawke’s Bay. You can find out more about ACW here.