WorkWell Members

The following workplaces have registered as WorkWell members and are supporting the health and wellbeing of their employees. See what they have to say about WorkWell.

Acacia Park Resthome & Hospital

WorkWell Leader: Barbara Travers

Status: Silver

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Acacia Park Home & Hospital is a 48 bed Resthome & Hospital providing “personal centered care” to our permanent and respite residents. It’s this personal centered care that sets us apart from other Resthomes. When you combine that special care with our boutique style environment including sea views, spacious views of the gorgeous Kaimai ranges and our rambling designed gardens and walkways, you’d be hard pressed to find a better home. Our delicious midday meals are also provided to local Meals-on-Wheels recipients.

Our staff do an exceptional job of caring for our residents. Similarly, we like to do an exceptional job of creating a healthy work/life balance for our staff in return.

Bakels Edible Oils Ltd

WorkWell Leader: Michelle Ford

Status: Bronze

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At Bakels Edible Oils we gather the bounty of the land and the harvest from the sea. Combining science, technology and dedicated people we strive to produce the world’s finest edible oil products that are not only at the heart of New Zealand’s delicious foods, but are also making a healthy contribution to the global food industry.

With over 100 permanent staff operating in a 24/7 environment this provides Bakels with the challenge of maintaining a healthy work life balance. Stability of employment creates a strong team built on experience and customer knowledge. By undertaking WorkWell we are confident that we can enhance our culture even further.

Bay of Plenty District Health Board

WorkWell Leader: Ted Harper

Status: Gold

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The Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) is one of 21 district health boards in New Zealand that are established by the government, funded from general taxation, and responsible for the health and independence of the districts they serve. BOPDHB serves a population of 200,000 on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, taking in the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatane, Kawerau and Opotiki. It has the second largest population growth rate of all New Zealand's district health boards. With a staff of approximately 3,100, BOPDHB is one of the largest employers in the region.

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

WorkWell Leader: Gae Stevenson

Status: Gold

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Bay of Plenty Polytechnic has been proudly serving our region since 1982 providing quality hands-on vocational training. We have a reputation for providing industry-focused programmes specialising in areas such as biosecurity, conveyancing, logistics and commercial road transport, marine and aquaculture, and sport and wellness. We value the contribution our employees make to ensuring student success and recognise that there is a measurable link between a person’s health and lifestyle and their productivity at work.

To succeed, our business needs the competitive advantage of highly trained, motivated and ‘well’ employees. Our ongoing commitment to employee wellness programmes is now consolidated by our participation in the WorkWell programme, giving us the confidence to maintain and grow a high standard of workplace wellness.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

WorkWell Leader: Tracey Ackroyd

Status: Silver

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Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s work guides and supports the sustainable development of the Bay of Plenty. We want to make sure our region grows and develops in a way that keeps its values safe for future generations. Much of our work focuses on looking after the environment, and we manage the effects of people's use of freshwater, land, air and coastal water. We also have a broader responsibility for the regional community’s economic, social and cultural well-being.

The health and safety of our staff is a vital part of our business, and we aim to create an environment where everyone sees the health, safety and well-being of our staff as natural and important.

DMS Progrowers Ltd

WorkWell Leader: Chantelle Cameron

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DMS is a leading kiwifruit and avocado orchard management and post-harvest operator in the Bay of Plenty. Established in 1989 by Craig Greenless and Paul Jones DMS manages more than 100 orchards and employs over 70 full-time staff and over 500 seasonal kiwifruit workers during the annual harvest period at the packhouses in Te-Puna and Te-Puke. The DMS administration office is located in the Tauranga City Centre .

The company places a heavy emphasis on building and maintaining a strong internal company culture, which correlates directly to the high-quality results it offers clients. By implementing Workwell into the business we are confident we can enhance the DMS culture even further.



WorkWell Leader: Tepaeru Nooroa-Paekau

Status: Silver

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We specialise in employee workplace training. We can develop a workplace tutoring programme that is tailor-made for your company, designed to increase the skills of your staff. This is a great way to grow your business.

Workplace tutoring can increase productivity of staff and improve communication within your team. The training we offer aligns really well with the philosophy of WorkWell and we were quick to see the benefits in the programme for staff, and a flow on effect for our clients.

Fulton Hogan Bay of Plenty

WorkWell Leader: Gavin Riddle and Debbie Hogg

Status: Silver

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Fulton Hogan is a major civil contracting company, providing a broad range of products and services to customers in roads, quarrying, civil contracting, rail, infrastructure maintenance and land development sectors.

Fulton Hogan understands that staff are its biggest assets. The Regional Team took on WorkWell as it offers another way of showing that staff are valued and it has been well received by all across the Bay of Plenty Region.

A 'WorkWell Leadership Group' was established with members from the various business sectors within the Regional business and are very impressed by the opportunities that WorkWell is offering and we are proud to be the first business from our industry to participate".

Hair to Train

WorkWell Leader: Donna Waterson

Status: Silver

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Hair to Train was established in 1997 and is the largest Hairdressing Provider in the Bay of Plenty. Our mission statement is Creating Successful Futures not only for our students but for our staff. Hair to Train places a huge emphasis on professional development and encourages them to be the very best in their field. Our tutors are highly trained professionals whom we are very proud of. We are very excited about starting our journey with WorkWell as it fits in with our caring culture. We are looking forward to helping our staff get the most out of this opportunity to create a happy and healthy team.

HospiceEastern Bay of Plenty

WorkWell Leader: Janet Milbank

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Hospice EBOP provides community based palliative care to the people of the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Our services enable our patients to be cared for in the place of their choice, live each day as fully as possible, and die with dignity in the place of their choice.

Hospice care has a unique, whole-person approach - which means physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs are equally as important. Our team of specialised nurses, social worker, grief and bereavement counsellor, and family support volunteers provide this care at no cost for our patients and their families.

We are committed to supporting and encouraging the good health and wellbeing of our employees. WorkWell provides the framework to enable us to develop and implement an effective and sustainable wellbeing programme.

Korowai Aroha Health

WorkWell Leader: Doreen Te Kaawa & Toia Lucas-Walden

Status: Gold

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Korowai Aroha Health Services is uniquely Maori but not exclusively so. It has a population of 5500 enrolled patients of many cultural ethnicities, the majority being of Maori descent from across Aotearoa.  From its inception in 1991, Korowai Aroha Health Centre Services have continually observed the cross over between health and social issues and the opportunity to configure our services poses an awesome challenge for Korowai Aroha moving forward. Korowai Aroha Health Centre does and continues to provide accessible, affordable, quality health care service that allows for the diverse cultural values of its patients and staff. 

The staff and trustees play a major role in ensuring our whanau have access to services where they can maximise their wellness.  WorkWell allows our staff and trustees to do the same. 

Lakes District Health Board

WorkWell Leader: Marie Fullerton

Status: Gold

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The Lakes District Health Board is the largest employer in the district, with a staff of some 1250. Lakes DHB works within allocated resources to improve, promote and protect the health and independence of the 100,000 people in the Lakes region, which includes Rotorua, Taupo, Turangi and Mangakino.

Lakes DHB is both a funder and, through its public hospitals and secondary community services in Rotorua and Taupo, a provider of health care services. With an emphasis on population health gain, Lakes DHB is committed to work with community, iwi, consumers and primary health providers towards achieving its vision, ‘Healthy Communities – Mauriora!’.

Malyon House Resthome and Hospital

WorkWell Leader: David Munro

Status: Gold

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Malyon House, owned and operated by Cecily and David Munro, is a 57 bed rest home and hospital located in Heath Street, next to Central Parade in Mount Maunganui, employing 60 staff. The facility was substantially re-built and extended in 2013 and offers rest home and hospital level care, as well as meals on wheels services.

As small, privately owned facility we are proud to provide a very high standard of personalised care and a positive working environment for our staff.

Metlifecare Greenwood Park

WorkWell Leader: Todd Jenkins

Status: Silver

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As part of the Metlifecare family of villages, Greenwood Park is committed to making retirement the best time for our residents by offering quality accommodation, a full range of care services, first class facilities and vibrant social community.

The happiness of people is at the heart of what we do and why we do it – whether it be our residents or staff. To nurture that culture, Greenwood Park is excited about creating a unique harmony where personal safety and wellbeing co-exists naturally, leveraging off the village’s wonderful amenities, to assist our highly trained, compassionate and caring staff to carry out their passion to the best of their ability.

Pedersen Group Ltd

WorkWell Leader: Joanne Allan

Status: Gold

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The Pedersen Group of Companies provides customised processing services to the forestry industry via log debarking, hogging, whole log chipping, and log yard and mobile plant services. Recent growth has seen business activities expanded from New Zealand into Australia and Fiji, with around 180 staff employed across 6 operational sites.

Pedersen Group is committed to high standards of Health and Safety across all company operations, and has been planning for some time to implement a Wellness Programme into its Rotorua-based operations to complement the company safety culture. Coming on board with WorkWell will meet the needs of the company by providing information, resources, opportunities and incentives to enable our employees to take charge of their health, and facilitate constructive lifestyle changes.

QE Health

WorkWell Leader: Rose Mansell

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We are a world leading residential rehabilitation facility offering many healthcare resources to clients from all over New Zealand and abroad. The core role of our team at QE Health is to provide rehabilitation and pre-habilitation services to clients with severe arthritis and other chronic disorders. The geothermal waters and volcanic mud of Rotorua has been providing a natural place of healing for over a century. In addition, we have skilled and experienced therapists providing Physiotherapy, Psychological Counselling, Occupational Therapy, Orthotics Services, and Massage & Beauty Services to both private and public clients.

With such a diverse range of facilities and staff all under one roof it is imperative that the team at QE Health can achieve a healthy work/life balance for themselves, which in turn flows through to a high quality of care for our clients.

Rotorua Area Primary Health Services

WorkWell Leader: Mathew Davies

Status: Gold

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RGPG is a technology and business service provider specialising in novel technology and business solutions that enable seamless integration of business, clinical and information management processes for healthcare service providers.

Customers include general practices, clinical networks, hospitals, universities (national and international) and PHO’s.

Rotorua Lakes Council

WorkWell Leader: Adrienne Thomas

Status: Silver

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Rotorua Lakes Council's most valuable resource is the people who work for it. We have a diverse staff complement of 570 people, working on a wide cross-section of activities and in a variety of workplaces.

As one of the larger employers in the district we are committed to the wellbeing of our team. Our organisation's success is reliant on the achievements of our people, and their achievements are dependent on our providing an environment that supports their physical and mental health and general wellbeing.

Rotorua Lakes Council recognises it has shared responsibility for the health and safety of all employees and to meet the related legal obligations. As such we are pleased to be part of the WorkWell programme which we believe will enhance our organisation's ability to provide top quality services for the Rotorua community.

Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service

WorkWell Leader: Janet Hanvey

Status: Gold

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Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service works innovatively and professionally to promote, protect and improve the health of people in our communities. We are a service of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board and also operate in the Lakes District Health Board region.

We employ up to 60 people in our Tauranga, Whakatane and Rotorua offices. Our people are our business and therefore our greatest asset. We see WorkWell not only as a service we offer our business community, but as an investment in our people. WorkWell is a service improvement goal for us and we look forward to leading from the front and sharing our journey with you.

Trevelyans Pack and Cool Limited

WorkWell Leader: Shelley Harawira

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Trevelyan’s Pack and Cool Ltd is a family owned business operating from a large, modern, centralised site in Te Puke. We are a successful, hard-working and trustworthy packhouse and cool storage company of kiwifruit and avocadoes and to a lesser extent, feijoas and passionfruit. We have a permanent staff of approximately 140, which increases nearly 10-fold during the kiwifruit season, to approx.1400 staff members. Trevelyan’s introduced a framework for sustainable development in 2011. The team chose a vision that is complementary to our existing values and LEAN practices. “To be a successful business that takes care of the world and its people, because we care about our growers, our staff and our community.”

Waipuna Hospice

WorkWell Leader: Annie Grinter-Telfer

Status: Gold

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Waipuna Hospice is committed to providing first class Specialist Palliative Care for our patients diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. In order to do this Waipuna Hospice must have a staff workforce who take care of themselves in what is a highly demanding job.

Workwell allows Waipuna Hospice to aim high, using measures and guides developed through the Workwell system and also to benchmark our wellness systems using the Workwell Accreditation System. WorkWell will enable Waipuna Hospice Staff to provide care for our loved ones in our community whilst looking after the whole team here at Waipuna Hospice.