Radius Potter rest home in Whangarei is situated in the heart of Whangarei city in beautiful park like surroundings.

A beautifully restored villa, Radius Potter Home provides rest home and private hospital care with palliative, respite and young disabled care while also offering a social and stimulating home with great food, activities and staff.

Our experienced friendly staff have been trained to provide expert care for a range of young and older residents. Physiotherapists, podiatry specialists, hairdressers and other professionals are regular visitors to Radius Potter Home.

A dedicated Radius Activities Co-ordinator works with residents to ensure stimulating hobbies and personal interests are maintained and fulfilled. Regular outings, shopping trips and excursions are designed to keep life busy and interesting.

Radius Potter Home received a 4-year certification at their last audit by the Ministry of Health. This included the first C.I. (Continuous Improvement) ever given by the Ministry to a rest home in New Zealand for Potter Home’s outstanding service to its residents.

  • GP service
  • 24 hour RN cover
  • Preventive Care
  • Hairdresser
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chaplaincy Services
  • Podiatrist
  • Regular Entertainment & Outings
  • In house activities program
  • Beauty Therapy/Manicures
  • Masseuse
  • WiFi

    Rest Home Care

    Our rest homes cater to those who are mostly independent but may require some assistance with personal care and general day-to-day activities.

    Hospital Care

    Hospital level care is provided for those residents who have a significant disability and medical concerns.

    Respite Care

    Short-term stays, or respite care services, are available to those who are unwell (eg, recovering from an illness or hospital stay) or who simply are in need of extra support.

    Palliative Care

    For those nearing the end of their lives, specialist medical services and clinical staff are available to meet ongoing comfort and care requirements.

    Young Disabled Care

    Young Physically Disabled (YPD) care is available in certain locations, for those under 65 who require assistance with self-care, mobility and/or communication.

Gail Kopa

facility manager

My name is Gail Kopa, and I am the Facility Manager of Radius Potter Home. I began my career in nursing as a mature student in Whangarei, and it was a lifelong dream come true to finally become a nurse at the age of 42. I am a proud grandmother of 9 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, whom I adore. Aged care is my passion, and I have worked in the industry for over 12 years now. I believe care is all about people, and I aim to create quality in residents’ lives, as well as a welcoming environment where everyone feels valued.

Over the last twelve years of management, I aim to create positivity wherever I work. I look after and value my staff and believe in taking a holistic approach to residents and staff. Before joining Radius Potter Home, I managed care homes in Auckland and Bay of Islands, including Radius Baycare, Radius Waipuna, and Oceania Elmwood Village.

In my spare time, I love to sit by the beach, read and enjoy listening to music, especially from the 70s and occasionally sing karaoke. A fun fact about myself is that I can proudly call myself a North Islander and a South Islander since I was born in Christchurch and moved to the North with my parents when I was 12.


    Address 174 Bank Street
  • City Whangarei
  • Region Northland & Auckland

Facility Reviews

The patience, kindness and dedication to the needs of Mum, and all the residents is outstanding. From the nursing staff, the caregivers and the cleaners, you are greeted with a happy smile and they are all ready to talk, answer questions and assist in any way.

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