"I need help in the home"

Des Hayes lives with a rare neurological disorder called familial spastic paraplegia. Despite the challenges Des faces, his positivity and zest for life is something to admire. This is his story.

Watch Des's Story

"I am an incredibly lucky man"

Idle is not a word in Gordon’s vocabulary. He has three grandchildren and five great-granddaughters. He has authored more than 30 books, is a life member of the Dunedin Club and has twice interviewed Winston Churchill.

Read Gordon's Story

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Stories about caring

Everyone has a story. Our vibrant community is full of people with stories to tell and we have the pleasure of helping to tell them.

Home support

We provide a range of support services to help people stay in the place they love. Our services promote independence and improved wellbeing.

About us

RDNS New Zealand has a strong philosophy of care, a range of important partnerships and a rich 130 year history. We would love to share our story with you.

Service Locations

We provide services in many parts of New Zealand, including Greater Auckland area, Southland and Otago.

Do you need some help at home or do you know someone who does?

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Get in touch

Feel free to contact us at any time if you have any queries or information.

Phone (Local):

0800 736 769

(0800 RDNS NZ)

Phone (Overseas):

+64 9 589 8900

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