How Can I Help?


We are still accepting donations for the ongoing support of CoastalCare.



Download a form and send us your support, to help fund our
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Opunake Coastal Care Book


Hardcover 20 page photographic journey of the Opunake CoastalCare Facility created by Lynda Corkill. Selling at $85.


If you wish to order one please email Aretha at for details or
call 06 761 8488.



Mavis Hepworth Video


Mavis Hepworth (nee Corkill) pictured with younger brothers Rodger and Bernie around 1930.

Mavis spent the first 33 years of her life on the family farm at Pihama, both helping her ‘dear old dad’ on the farm, as there were no tractors, and assisting with the raising of her sibilings. She then moved to Auckland, after her younger brothers married, for about 30 years before returning to New Plymouth for the remaining 32 years with the last 3 weeks at the Opunake Cottage Rest Home.

The early years at Pihama were the most treasured times in her life and hence the reason she stayed loyal to this community for the remainder of her lifetime.