Our Team

Waikiwi Gardens prides itself on having a great team

Kate & Denzil

Kate & Denzil



Owners/Managers - Denzil & Kate Travers

Denzil & Kate are the proud new owner operators of Waikiwi Gardens Rest Home. They are excited about this opportunity and bringing about positive change. Their experience in rest homes comes from owning a small care facility in South Canterbury.

Assistant Manager - Sharleene Tahau

Sharleene our assistant manager is an invaluable part of our team. She's always ready and willing to help out and is great with all our residents and families. 

Our Nurses

Brenda Hill joined Waikiwi Gardens in October 2015. She is a registered nurse and has many years of experience. Brenda has a passion for age care and is an ambassador for holistic care. 

Bridgette Brown has been with Waikiwi since early 2018. Bridgette is a registered nurse who's passion is working with the elderly. We are very pleased to welcome Bridgette to the team. 

Delwyn Benton joined Waikiwi Gardens in October 2018. She is a registered nurse and along with her many years experience, has a wealth of knowledge regarding Alzheimer’s.

Care givers

We have a number of exceptional care givers whose number one priority and passion is for the well-being of our residents. They provide around the clock care and always come to work with a smile and a big heart ready to help.


Our cooks Sandy and Mannu bring a huge amount of energy, experience and passion to the kitchen. Their home baking and cooking is second to none.


Marianne is our activities coordinator. She runs an excellent programme of activities designed to stimulate our residents and above all else ensure they are having fun!


Behind the scenes we fortunate to have an exceptional team beavering away keeping our home clean and tidy and operating as it should.

Home grown lettuces and tomatoes

Home grown lettuces and tomatoes

Our Nurses

Our Nurses

Volunteer with us

We’re always looking for friendly, approachable people to spend time with our residents. And whatever your background, interests and experience, we’ll find the right opportunity for you. By volunteering with Waikiwi, a little of your time will make a big difference.



We are always happy to hear from those who are interested in either starting or enhancing their career in care. If you feel you are able to compliment our care team in any of the roles listed below please feel free to contact us.

Roles within Waikiwi Gardens include:
- Nurses (RN)
- Carers
- Housekeeping
- Cooks

Please call to ask about any current job vacancies.
Note: currently we have no vacancies