Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Maximum Contribution Applying in Each Territorial Local Authority Region from 1 July 2018

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 2018 and replaces the previous maximum contribution notice published in the New Zealand Gazette, 8 June 2017, Issue No. 60, Notice No. 2017-go2873.

The daily GST exclusive contract price for rest home services has been increased by 2.0%, $14.71 has been added, 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

$1,037.68

Whangarei District

Northland

$1,062.25

Kaipara District

Northland

$1,037.68

Rodney District

Waitemata

$1,090.04

North Shore City

Waitemata

$1,120.49

Waitakere City

Waitemata

$1,096.13

Auckland City

Auckland

$1,124.41

Manukau City

Counties Manukau

$1,112.30

Papakura District

Counties Manukau

$1,090.04

Franklin District

Counties Manukau

$1,059.17

Thames-Coromandel District

Waikato

$1,041.88

Hauraki District

Waikato

$1,041.88

Waikato District

Waikato

$1,041.88

Matamata-Piako District

Waikato

$1,041.88

Hamilton City

Waikato

$1,070.51

Waipa District

Waikato

$1,041.88

Otorohanga District

Waikato

$1,033.55

South Waikato District

Waikato

$1,033.55

Waitomo District

Waikato

$1,037.75

Taupo District

Lakes

$1,062.25

Western Bay of Plenty District

Bay of Plenty

$1,059.17

Tauranga District

Bay of Plenty

$1,076.32

Rotorua District

Lakes

$1,062.25

Whakatane District

Bay of Plenty

$1,054.06

Kawerau District

Bay of Plenty

$1,037.68

Opotiki District

Bay of Plenty

$1,037.68

Gisborne District

Tairawhiti

$1,039.85

Wairoa District

Hawke’s Bay

$1,057.98

Hastings District

Hawke’s Bay

$1,057.98

Napier City

Hawke’s Bay

$1,057.98

Central Hawke’s Bay District

Hawke’s Bay

$1,057.98

New Plymouth District

Taranaki

$1,057.98

Stratford District

Taranaki

$1,037.68

South Taranaki District

Taranaki

$1,041.88

Ruapehu District

Waikato

$1,037.75

Wanganui District

Whanganui

$1,041.88

Rangitikei District

Whanganui

$1,037.68

Manawatu District

MidCentral

$1,037.68

Palmerston North City

MidCentral

$1,054.06

Tararua District

MidCentral

$1,037.68

Horowhenua District

MidCentral

$1,037.68

Kapiti Coast District

MidCentral and Capital & Coast

$1,062.25

Porirua City

Capital & Coast

$1,062.25

Upper Hutt City

Hutt Valley

$1,054.06

Lower Hutt City

Hutt Valley

$1,078.14

Wellington City

Capital & Coast

$1,096.55

Masterton District

Wairarapa

$1,039.85

Carterton District

Wairarapa

$1,037.68

South Wairarapa District

Wairarapa

$1,037.68

Tasman District

Nelson Marlborough

$1,082.55

Nelson City

Nelson Marlborough

$1,082.55

Marlborough District

Nelson Marlborough

$1,054.06

Kaikoura District

Canterbury

$1,059.17

Buller District

West Coast

$1,033.55

Grey District

West Coast

$1,033.55

Westland District

West Coast

$1,033.55

Hurunui District

Canterbury

$1,041.88

Waimakariri District

Canterbury

$1,059.17

Christchurch City

Canterbury

$1,066.17

Banks Peninsula District

Canterbury

$1,066.17

Selwyn District

Canterbury

$1,059.17

Ashburton District

Canterbury

$1,045.94

Timaru District

South Canterbury

$1,041.88

Waimate District

South Canterbury

$1,033.55

Waitaki District

Southern

$1,033.55

Central Otago District

Southern

$1,037.68

Queenstown-Lakes District

Southern

$1,078.70

Dunedin City

Southern

$1,054.06

Clutha District

Southern

$1,033.55

Southland District

Southern

$1,033.55

Gore District

Southern

$1,033.55

Invercargill City

Southern

$1,037.68

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 11th day of June 2018.

ASHLEY BLOOMFIELD, Director-General of Health.