Since we first opened our doors as Howick Baptist Healthcare in 1977, we’ve continued to grow and evolve our services in order to give our residents the very best care possible.



Land is purchased at 15 Union Road to build an independent, dedicated rest home and hospital for the Howick community.


The Howick Baptist Healthcare rest home opens on 1 November, followed by the hospital on 21 November.


Independent cottages are built to cater for independent residents and our day programme is established for older people in our community.


Our state-of-the-art physiotherapy and occupational therapy block opens.


We begin our home support services to help older people in our community feel less lonely and isolated.


We open a 20-bed hospital ward and achieve Accreditation from the New Zealand Council of Healthcare Standards, an independent accreditation agency.


HBH Senior Living’s dedicated day programme unit opens, allowing expansion of this popular community programme.


Our modern, independent living apartments at 139 on Union are opened.


The hospital is rebuilt to allow expansion to 97 beds and create a modern, fully licensed facility to best serve our residents.


The 31-bed rest home is rebuilt, also to improve facilities for our residents.


HBH Senior Living becomes an Eden Alternative facility and is awarded the first four Eden Principles.


HBH Senior Living is awarded four years certification, the highest level available from the Ministry of Health. A new logo and brand identity is designed to reflect HBH Senior Living’s status as a modern, innovative retirement care and village.


We are awarded another 4 Eden Principles, making the total 8 out of a possible 10.


HBH purchases Stevenson Village, a 36-unit retirement village in Howick, providing affordable, social housing for older people.

HBH becomes the new managed service provider for Gracedale Rest Home and Hospital located in Mt Roskill.


In partnership with East Health Trust, HBH initiates ‘Virtual Village East’, a social network of friendship, connection and support for local seniors.


HBH is awarded the final two Eden Principles out of 10. We purchase Gulf Views, a boutique rest home in Howick, to further expand our excellent care.