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About Our Organization
Moana House & Village is a Charitable Trust established in April 1984 to provide for the "accommodation of aged persons". The Moana House facility was officially opened in August 1987 and commenced with 36 rest home beds. This enormous undertaking had been accomplished with support of the community and untiring efforts of volunteers including the major part played by the Lions. Fund raising, loans, grants and the generosity of benefactors raised the $750,000 needed to match the Department of Health subsidy to build and fit out the building. James and Enid Watt gifted the two hectares of land that Moana House is situated on
Moana House has always had a proud endeavor to provide a high standard of services and be proactive in meeting changing needs. Certification for ISO Quality Management Systems had been held since 1996 but in 2011 we dropped the certification but maintain the principles, plus we also hold Health and Disability Sector Standards Certification, ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices Certification and Retirement Villages Accreditation.
In summary Moana House and Village provides facility based services of hospital, rest home level care: palliative, PACC funding for convalescence, primary and continuing care. Day care, respite/ carer relief and meals on wheels provides support to the community. A reconfiguration of beds in 2012 has given a current allocation of 47 beds; 20 hospital beds - 6 of which are used for short stay primary care, palliative care or convalescent patients; 27 rest home beds of which 12 are dual purpose beds. One of the rest home beds is available for respite care bookings giving people the ability to plan ahead for breaks.
Moana House is a warm, caring and supportive home, providing for the residential needs of older individuals


we are recruiting full and part-time Registered Nurses as well as Health Care Assistants to join our team at our Community Hospital and Rest home here in beautiful Whangamata. This is your opportunity to join an experienced care team working in a community owned, not for profit organization

Our clients include permanent residents, acute GP patients, Convalescent and Palliative care, Respite/ Carer Support and Day-care clients.  In addition we provide meals on wheels service to support the community.

If this interests you we would love to hear from you.

For more information and a job description phone 07 865 9643 or email:

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Moana House Trust is one of eight independent Community facility-based Trusts in Waikato, which have joined forming a charitable company to remain sustainable and work collaboratively for the ultimate benefit of those with health care needs; the emphasis is on the aged care customer.
CTCA was on the international map back in May 2017 in Singapore, having been selected for the finals of a Business Innovation Award.  Several colleagues went to the conference on behalf of the group and collected a trophy along with a certificate to acknowledge their success. 
The conference looked at integrated care and focused on the aging population.​
The fact that CTCA were finalist's with such an innovative approach to keeping a valued service in the community is a coup for New Zealand.
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Like many similar organisations, Moana House was established as a response to a growing need within the community, the continuous care and assistance of elderly residents. After receiving a two-acre land as a donation by a charitable couple, James and Enid Watt, the Moana House Trust Board was founded.
Whangamata is famous for its unique combination of beach and rainforest, with both worlds providing plentiful activity choices: a safe boating harbour for water skiing and kayaking and a recently opened marina; family swimming and picnics on our spectacular beaches, harbours and estuaries. 



Whangamata is situated on the east coast of the north island at the base of the Coromandel Peninsula, 30 minutes north of Waihi, 45 minutes east of Thames, 1 hour 45 minutes from Hamilton and about 2 hours from Auckland.

Whangamata is a beautiful beach side town, and was voted the best beach in New Zealand in 2018.

  It is very popular in the summer months for water sports but if that is not your passion there are many other outdoor and indoor clubs or pursuits to entertain. A popular event destination we enjoy different activities such as Beach Hop.

Normal population is about 4200 although summer, weekends and holiday periods it swells to 10,000 and special events (e.g. Beach Hop) or Christmas / New Year can see in excess of 100,000.

The retail and trade aspect caters for most needs; New World Supermarket, Bunnings and other trade stores, numerous restaurants and cafes and a great variety of fashion stores.

The health services include a medical centre, x-ray services, Pathlab, St John Lifelink with a health shuttle, dentists, physiotherapists, plunket, midwives, district nurses, Hospice, naturopaths, homeopathy, massage and beauty clinics.

Whangamata has churches of most denominations.



We are always on the lookout for new talented team members to join us in Whangamata, we are looking for people with a passion for caring for our older community members.

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