Kapiti Rest Home and Kena Kena Rest Home, both located in Paraparaumu Beach on the sunny Kapiti Coast, are owned and operated by Heather Rye & Barbara Mador. Heather & Barbara are both Registered Nurses and have owned Kena Kena for over 25 years, and Kapiti since 2017.

Both Kapiti and Kena Kena are small enough to have a homely feel while delivering a high standard of care to all Residents through our team of experienced Caregivers. Our Diversional Therapists plan and deliver an exceptional activities programme, with plenty of exercise including walks along the beautiful waterfront when possible. We frequently have in house entertainers, and also have several outings each month. Our Cooks pride themselves on providing delicious home cooked meals and baking, and all personal laundry is laundered in house.

Check out our Facebook pages for a snapshot of daily life, and contact us at any time if you have any questions or to arrange a visit.


Kapiti Rest Home is situated right on Paraparaumu Beach with a beautiful outlook towards Kapiti Island. It is a 35 bed facility which provides Rest Home level care including Day Care and Respite Care…read more

Kapiti Rest Home


Kena Kena Rest Home provides quality care for up to 41 Residents. With 31 single rooms, Kena Kena also has a wing of nine licence-to-occupy Studio Units. The Studio Units are a great option for those who require Rest Home level care but prefer a larger room with a private ensuite and kitchenette…read more


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