Kauri Lodge Rest Home
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# 43 of 677 Aged Cares in New Zealand.

Facility services offered

  • Geriatric
  • Rest home care
  • Studio Unit
  • Quality of Care

  • Caring Staff

  • Responsive Mgmt

  • Outdoor Activity

  • Indoor Entertainment

  • Social Atmosphere

  • Enjoyable Food

Rooms Available
  • Description
  • Contact
  • DHB Audits

Aged Care Information   (Last Updated: 1st December 2016)

This facility is owned by Kauri Lodge Rest Home.

Kauri Lodge Rest Home in Riccarton, Christchurch is described as "nestled between all of the major amenities and attractions of the city, but occupies a spacious 10,000 square metres of green spaces and lovely rooms and villas."

Their website continues to say that: "Kauri Lodge is independently owned and run by the Bennett family. The Managing Director, Hamish Bennett, together with our caring and friendly team, have created an exclusive and pleasant environment for all residents. Every member of our community is like family."

Kauri Lodge includes 55 rest home rooms comprising 48 spacious ensuite studio rooms and 7 single ensuite rooms. Both the studio and single rooms are staffed 24 hours a day ensuring experienced care is always on hand. Life is very full for residents with our two activity co-ordinators always planning the next exciting event - including the regular Happy Hour and all kinds of interesting outings in the Kauri Lodge van. In our very spacious lounge, you can simply relax, watch TV or take part in the various social functions, activities and entertainment with specially appointed activity officers in attendance." Services also include a hairdressing salon, a library area, a computer and computer training.

The Kauri Lodge Retirement Village has "Self-contained villas with a bedroom, bathroom and lounge/living area on the ground floor and a bedroom or storage space on a mezzanine floor. We also have eight modern, fully self-contained, single-level, two-bedroom villas. As a villa resident, you also have a choice of garage, car port or parking space depending on which villa is available. St John alarm medical units are installed in the villas and the internal bell system to the rest home ensures that 24 hour security is readily available for all residents in the village. There is also an automatic gate for those late nighters for after-hours access and night lighting for additional security."

No. of Units 55
No. of Beds 55

Aged Care Activities

Extensive activities program second to none, which is designed both for the individual and groups. You will always be entertained and you will wonder why you didn't join our family fun sooner.

Rooms Available


Hamish Bennett

Show number

(03) 348 0274

Kauri Lodge Rest Home
154 Riccarton Road
New Zealand  

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DHB Audit Details

Further Rest Home Certification and Audits Information.

Kauri Lodge Rest Home
Canterbury District Health Board
Audit Certification period: 48 months (Very Good)
Certificate renewal date: 1st December, 2021
Auditor: Health and Disability Auditing New Zealand Limited
Click here to view latest audit findings

Why we have Rest Home Audits

All rest homes and aged residential care facilities are certified and audited to ensure they:

  • provide safe, appropriate care for their residents
  • meet the standards set out in the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001.

Types of audit and when they happen

Certification / Surveillance Audits
Certification audits happen every 1–4 years. After the audit, rest homes are certified for a set period of time (the exact length depends on how well the rest home performed at the certification audit). Once this time is up, the rest home must be re-audited and its certification renewed.

An unannounced spot audit (also called a surveillance audit) happens around the middle of a rest home’s certification period. The spot audit ensures progress has been made on outstanding areas identified in the earlier certification audit and that standards haven’t slipped.

In addition to audits, rest homes have to report to their DHB on how they are addressing issues found at audit. These improvements are then verified at the next audit event.

Other types of audit

Provisional audits happen when a provider purchases a certified rest home from another provider.

Partial provisional audits happen when a provider wants to add services to their certificate (eg, a rest home adding hospital-level care), when a new rest home is built, or when a provider adds capacity or reconfigures their services (eg, builds a new wing, upgrades rooms). Before 2014, audits for adding capacity or reconfiguring services were referred to as verification audits.

Ministry inspections

Rest homes may have unannounced inspections by the Ministry under the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001 in the event of a serious complaint.

DHB issues-based audits

DHBs can conduct issues-based audits under the Aged Related Residential Care Contract. For information on these audits please contact the relevant DHB.

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Reviewed by : ron128
Sep 2017

  • Family member / Friend
  • < 10 days / visits

Family Owned and Operated....


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Reviewed by : JessieC123
Oct 2016

  • Staff Member
  • > 100 days / visits

Just like home


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Reviewed by : [Name withheld at users request]
Oct 2016

  • Family member / Friend
  • 10 - 100 days / visits

Great Resthome


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Reviewed by : [Name withheld at users request]
May 2015

  • Family member / Friend
  • > 100 days / visits

Friendly, not too big.


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