Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Maximum Contribution Applying in Each Territorial Local Authority Region From 1 July 2016

Under section 152 of the Social Security Act 1964, the Director-General of Health is required to notify the maximum contribution that applies in each region for long-term aged residential care.

The maximum contribution is the maximum weekly amount (inclusive of GST) that a resident assessed as requiring long-term residential care (through a needs assessment and service coordination agency) is required to pay for contracted care services provided to them in the region in which their rest home or continuing care hospital is located.

The maximum contribution is the same for all residents regardless of the type of contracted care services they receive. It is equivalent to the rest home contract price applying to residential care facilities in each territorial local authority region.

The maximum contribution set by this New Zealand Gazette notice applies from 1 July 2016 and replaces the previous maximum contribution notice published in the New Zealand Gazette, 18 June 2015, Issue No. 68, Notice No. 2015-go3619.

The daily GST exclusive contract price for rest home services has been increased by 1%, GST has been added and the result has been multiplied by seven to determine the new maximum contribution. The calculations are rounded to two decimal places at each step.

Region: Territorial Local Authority

District Health Board

Maximum Contribution Weekly (GST Inclusive)
$

Far North District

Northland

887.95

Whangarei District

Northland

911.61

Kaipara District

Northland

887.95

Rodney District

Waitemata

938.35

North Shore City

Waitemata

967.68

Waitakere City

Waitemata

944.23

Auckland City

Auckland

971.53

Manukau City

Counties Manukau

959.84

Papakura District

Counties Manukau

938.35

Franklin District

Counties Manukau

908.74

Thames-Coromandel District

Waikato

892.08

Hauraki District

Waikato

892.08

Waikato District

Waikato

892.08

Matamata-Piako District

Waikato

892.08

Hamilton City

Waikato

919.59

Waipa District

Waikato

892.08

Otorohanga District

Waikato

884.03

South Waikato District

Waikato

884.03

Waitomo District

Waikato

888.09

Taupo District

Lakes

911.61

Western Bay of Plenty District

Bay of Plenty

908.74

Tauranga District

Bay of Plenty

925.19

Rotorua District

Lakes

911.61

Whakatane District

Bay of Plenty

903.77

Kawerau District

Bay of Plenty

887.95

Opotiki District

Bay of Plenty

887.95

Gisborne District

Tairawhiti

890.05

Wairoa District

Hawke’s Bay

907.55

Hastings District

Hawke’s Bay

907.55

Napier City

Hawke’s Bay

907.55

Central Hawke’s Bay District

Hawke’s Bay

907.55

New Plymouth District

Taranaki

907.55

Stratford District

Taranaki

887.95

South Taranaki District

Taranaki

892.08

Ruapehu District

Waikato

888.09

Wanganui District

Whanganui

892.08

Rangitikei District

Whanganui

887.95

Manawatu District

MidCentral

887.95

Palmerston North City

MidCentral

903.77

Tararua District

MidCentral

887.95

Horowhenua District

MidCentral

887.95

Kapiti Coast District

MidCentral and Capital & Coast

911.61

Porirua City

Capital & Coast

911.61

Upper Hutt City

Hutt Valley

903.77

Lower Hutt City

Hutt Valley

926.94

Wellington City

Capital & Coast

944.65

Masterton District

Wairarapa

890.05

Carterton District

Wairarapa

887.95

South Wairarapa District

Wairarapa

887.95

Tasman District

Nelson Marlborough

931.21

Nelson City

Nelson Marlborough

931.21

Marlborough District

Nelson Marlborough

903.77

Kaikoura District

Canterbury

908.74

Buller District

West Coast

884.03

Grey District

West Coast

884.03

Westland District

West Coast

884.03

Hurunui District

Canterbury

892.08

Waimakariri District

Canterbury

908.74

Christchurch City

Canterbury

915.39

Banks Peninsula District

Canterbury

915.39

Selwyn District

Canterbury

908.74

Ashburton District

Canterbury

895.93

Timaru District

South Canterbury

892.08

Waimate District

South Canterbury

884.03

Waitaki District

Southern

884.03

Central Otago District

Southern

887.95

Queenstown-Lakes District

Southern

927.50

Dunedin City

Southern

903.77

Clutha District

Southern

884.03

Southland District

Southern

884.03

Gore District

Southern

884.03

Invercargill City

Southern

887.95

Copies of the maximum contribution amounts and other information about income and asset testing can be found on the Ministry of Health website at

www.health.govt.nz/our-work/life-stages/health-older-people/long-term-residential-care/maximum-contribution

Needs assessment and service coordination agencies, Specialised Processing Services, Work and Income of the Ministry of Social Development and residential care providers, will also be able to advise the maximum contributions applying in each region.

Dated at Wellington this 3rd day of June 2016.

CHAI CHUAH, Director-General of Health.