OPTIONAL: PRE-CONFERENCE STUDY TOUR & SITE VISITS

This year, we are offering this opportunity as an optional addition to your one-day conference ticket. Places are limited; register now!

2 DAY STUDY TOUR: ROTORUA; (max 15 people) ALL TICKETS NOW SOLD FOR ROTORUA TOUR

Extend your conference experience by including this two day study tour option on your booking. This tour will provide the opportunity to experience a guided behind the scenes tour of these two innovative, inspiring and leading health facilities. 

On Wednesday 13 March the group will depart from Auckland at 9.30am to Rotorua on a private coach. Following lunch in Rotorua, first stop on the tour is QE Health, Dr Thomas Armingeat from QE Health will lead the tour. QE Health is a place to recover, relax, and recharge. They are New Zealand’s only clinically integrated health and wellness centre, providing a complementary range of personalised clinical health services. Known as ‘He Whare Atawhai’ – A Place of Kindness’ QE Health has supported thousands on their journey to health and wellness since opening in 1942.

QE Health’s focus is not just physical health – but wellbeing inside and out, this philosophy aligns with the Maori health model ‘Te whare tapa wha’ which has four pillars: Taha tinana (physical health), Taha wairua (spiritual health), Taha whanau (family health), Taha hinengaro (mental health). With that focus in mind they provide a multi-disciplinary team approach – which enables their clients a variety of pathways to accommodate their needs. It’s this unique combination of clinical practice with natural therapies which allows them to provide the best possible treatment.

Following the visit to QE Health you will have the opportunity to visit Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa, which is located next door, where you can book in for a Restorative Journey experience (optional - please add this to your conference booking), then check-in to the hotel. Thursday evening group dinner will be at 'Eat Streat' walking distance from the hotel.

On Thursday 14 March you will visit The Care Village where you will meet The Care Village CEO Therese Jeffs and her team as they give you a guided tour of the facility. The CARE Village is the first in the world, outside of Holland’s De Hogeweyk, to design a new way of delivering aged-care that challenges the existing rest home, hospital and secure care model.

A stop for lunch before heading back to Auckland on Thursday afternoon and the conclusion of the tour.

Included;

  • Site visits - The Care Village and QE Health 
  • Wednesday night accommodation in Rotorua
  • Lunch Wednesday and Thursday (Not included : breakfast or dinner)
  • Coach to and from Auckland and transfers to the site visit facilities

About: QE Health, Rotorua

About: QE Health: Known as ‘He Whare Atawhai’ – A Place of Kindness’ QE Health has supported thousands on their journey to health and wellness since opening in 1942. QE Health’s focus is not just physical health – but wellbeing inside and out, this philosophy aligns with the Maori health model ‘Te whare tapa wha’ which has four pillars:
•    Taha tinana (physical health)
•    Taha wairua (spiritual health)
•    Taha whanau (family health)
•    Taha hinengaro (mental health)

With that focus in mind we provide a multi-disciplinary team approach – which enables our clients a variety of pathways to accommodate their needs. It’s this unique combination of clinical practice with natural therapies which allows us to provide the best possible treatment.

    

 

About: The Care Village, Rotorua

About: The Care Village:

The CARE Village is situated on the shores of Lake Rotorua. A greenfield build opportunity, combined with disquiet about the way care was designed and delivered in an institutional model, provided us with the opportunity to build an award-winning social relational household model of design and care delivery in New Zealand.  The CARE Village was inspired by de Hogewyk in the Netherlands. The CARE Village only provides care based on New Zealand lifestyles. We are not a retirement village. The CARE Village was the first to be built outside of the Netherlands. It took a team, courage, a clear vision and a MoH change of contract.

Based on small town NZ, there are 13 normal-sized houses with six residents from a similar  lifestyle living a normal life, most residents have dementia. Normal-sized dining rooms, kitchens, laundry. Residents recognise their surroundings. Residents participate in normal daily activities. Just like they would at home. A truly person-centred model. 

Published AUT research by Dr Kay Shannon has demonstrated our residents are more peaceful and happier with limited BPSDs, despite advancing dementia. As one psycho-geriatrician described the village as ‘magic, pure magic’. It is hard to describe without visiting the transformation.

Therese Jeffs, a Chief Executive I had a dream to provide better care for those needing care, especially those living with dementia. It works clinically and financially.

 

    

About: Wai Ariki - Hot Springs and Spa, Rotorua

After your site visit to QE Health on day 1, the group will make their way to Wai Ariki - Hot Springs and Spa. Here you will have the opportunity to book in for a enjoy the 'Restorative Journey' experience before heading back to the hotel and group dinner.

About: Step into Wai Ariki, a place where Ngāti Whakaue culture, healing traditions, and warm hospitality converge. Nestled by the captivating Lake Rotorua, its name, ‘Chiefly Waters,’ reflects the majesty it holds. Owned and curated by the local iwi, you’ll discover the Wai Whakaora, a path to restoration, and the exclusive sanctuary, Āhuru Mōwai, both deeply rooted in Māori values. Experience a world of uniqueness that transcends borders and touches hearts. Wai Ariki awaits to embrace you with its magic.

RESTORATIVE JOURNEY
Drawing mineral rich, deeply restorative waters directly from the earth, our Restorative Journey (Wai Whakaora) delivers a unique therapeutic, relaxing and rejuvenating experience, with every element drawing on the centuries-old legacy of Ngāti Whakaue practices and culture. Towel, robe and locker are included. 

 

   

 


1 DAY SITE VISITS: AUCKLAND (max 20 people) TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!

Join us on Thursday 14 March for a day of site visits in Auckland, a private coach will pick up attendees from the Hilton Auckland, and depart for the tour, there will be two locations visited on the tour.

Attendees will have the opportunity to visit Waipareira Trust. For the past 30 years, Waipareira have provided free services and support for whānau of all ages in West Auckland – health, legal, housing and education. 

The second tour location will be Hato Hone St John.

Included;

  • Coach transfer to and from the Hilton Auckland to the facilities
  • Lunch

About: Waipareira Trust, Auckland

For the past 30 years, Waipareira have provided free services and support for whānau of all ages in West Auckland – health, legal, housing and education.

 

About: Hato Hone St John.

Our second day site tour visit will be to Hato Hone St John.

More information coming soon!

 

REGISTER NOW, PLACES ARE LIMITED!